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Facebook and Techcrunch: the Costs of Technological Determinism and Configuring Users

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Brand 'U.0' + The Chicago New Media Summit

by: David Armano

Next Monday I'll be kicking off the Chicago New Media Summit with a talk called "Brand U.0".

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Virtual Identity Management

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'Social Networks' and 'Social Identities'

by: Idris
Mootee

Everyone is talking about Facebook during the last two
weeks. Social networks are becoming commodities just like web-based email
accounts such as Hotmail or Gmail. This game isn't about the next upcoming
killer features or cool widgets. The value of any social networks are based on:

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adults' views on privacy (new PEW report)

by: danah boyd

PEW has a new report out on adults and privacy: Digital Footprints.
It's a solid report on the state of adults' perception of privacy wrt
the internet. Of course, what humors me is that adults are saying one
thing and doing another.

Adults are more likely than teens to have public profiles on SNSs.
60% of adults are not worried about how much information is available

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Social Networks Used as Back-doors by Scammers for Online Fraud

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Open Social - the Social Network For Companies Scared Of Facebook

by: Karl Long

And myspace might be saying “Thanks for the add” to google as well.

I had initially thought this story from Tech Crunch was like a formation of a “coalition of the willing” with the other social networks, but I’m begining to think it might have much bigger implications.

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Controlling your public appearance

by: Danah Boyd

In the last month, I've received almost a dozen panicked emails from people who had commented on my blog at one point or another and were horrified to find that their comment was at the top of Google's search for their name.

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fame, narcissism and MySpace

by: danah boyd

When adults aren't dismissing MySpace as the land-o-predators, they're often accusing it of producing narcissistic children.

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Susan Wu on Virtuality

by: C. Sven Johnson

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