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Are You Suffering from Facebook Addiction Disorder (FAD)?

A growing body of research in the area of addiction suggests that Internet Addiction Disorder is becoming a real problem, it is a psycho-physiological disorder involving tolerance; withdrawal symptoms; affective disturbances; and interruption of social relationships. The most common one is Facebook Addiction Disorder (FAD).

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We Are Carrying too Many Cards? Someone Needs to Solve This Problem

by: Idris Mootee

I've come up with two great ideas today. Here’s a big one for Facebook ....create a digital card that can replaces all the membership cards to replace all the cards that we carry and jam our wallets. Make it the size of an iPhone and I can just flip through my card on a touch screen. Or make that application reside on an iPhone.

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Why is Twitter Exploding? Because It's a Conversation Ecosystem.

by: David Armano

Lots of chatter happening round the blogosphere regarding Twitter, between Forrester's Peter Kim and Jeremiah (also of Forrester).

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How to Twitter Conferences Like a Rock Star

by: David Armano

I'm fast approaching having 3000 followers on Twitter. Though my followers on Twitter don't match the readership of this blog, it's a fairly substantial audience and I've found Twitter to be incredibly useful in a number of ways which I've spoken about at length several times.

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Social Networks 2.0 - Data Portability and Gated Social Networks

by: Idris Mootee

I have so many responses from my last post, I wanted to explore that subject more next week so for those who sent me emails or posted here plese bear with me and I will get back to you on those discussions. For now, I want to share some thoughts on social networks. We are all wondering how social networking is likely to evolve once we get past the current hype cycle. It is always good to start from the motivations of these social networks.

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MacArthur Forum Talk on 'Teen Socialization Practices in Networked Publics'

by: danah boyd

Last Wednesday, I gave a talk in Palo Alto as part of the MacArthur Forum "From MySpace to Hip Hop" alongside the rest of the Digital Youth Research Team. I'm still waiting on the videos and as soon as I have them, I will post them. In the meantime, I thought that I'd share my crib from the talk. For those of you who know my work, much of this will be familiar. Still, it's a pretty good overview of my project. Enjoy!

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The Globalization of Facebook

by: Scott Goodson

Fred Wilson points out in his blog that Facebook is not experiencing a decline but rather it has reached a plateau in the USA. Look a few feet outside the US border and we see a very different picture.

His post was in response to Erick Schonfeld's blog talking about Facebook fatigue and the flattening of the facebook growth curve in the US.

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The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet

by: danah boyd

When
I was last in DC, I had lunch with Daniel Solove and we were talking
about book publishing. He had been thinking of making his book
downloadable under Creative Commons and I was like DO IT DO IT! This is

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Discover Magazine video of moi

by: danah boyd

Last fall, I did an interview for Discover Magazine about my research. I still think that I look strange in video, but I figured others might appreciate it.

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a google horror story: what happens when you are disappeared

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