cluster effect

Can the iPhone Hit Crucial Network Density for Noticable Cluster Effects?

by: danah boyd

On Friday morning, I was shocked to find my always-empty neighborhood AT&T store host to a long line of iPhone cravers. What shocked me even more was that the diverse group didn't look like typical Apple consumers. They sold out quickly and are still sold out.

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Cluster Effects and Browser Support (IE-only social software is idiotic)

by: danah boyd

The number one justification i get for Internet Explorer-only support is that 90% of the population uses it.

Let's assume that to be true (even though only 52% of this blog's readers use IE5 or 6). This argument rests on two assumptions:

1) An individual uses IE (and ONLY IE) on all computers that they use.
2) The only browser that matters is the individual's browser.

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Innovating Mobile Social Technologies (Damn You Helio)

by: danah boyd

The next step in social technologies is mobile. Duh. Yet, a set of factors have made innovation in this space near impossible.

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