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Segmenting Social Networks for Business

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Markers of Status: Different, and Yet the Same

by: danah boyd

(I was asked to respond to some of Clay Shirky's posts on Talking Points Memo Cafe. I figured that this would be a good excuse to blog since I've been a bad bad bad bad blogger lately. What follows is my first blog response.)

Original Post on TPMCafe: markers of status: different, and yet the same

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A New Era for Qualitative Market Research?

by: Matt Rhodes

Some people think that the the internet and qualitative research make unlikely bedfellows. But at FreshNetworks, we think that qualitative methods are set to exploit the way we use the internet, and specifically online communities, to share opinions and information.

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How People Discover Music

by: Nancy Baym

I missed it in July, but today The Listenerd drew my attention to a survey conducted by mp3 blog aggregator, the Hype Machine which asked people: How Do You Discover Music?

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Understanding the Networked Audience

by: Nancy Baym

I spent the latter half of this week in Princeton. I was invited by the Center for Information Technology Policy and spoke on the topic “Understanding the Networked Audience.” Here is a super-short summary of my talk:

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Facebook, MySpace, Second Life, Hi5, Twitter - the Social Networking Wars

by: Scott Goodson

Everyone is being overwhelmed with a flood of requests to join all the different social networking sites. Last night I was invited to the latest one - hi5.

This video sums it up for me...hilarious.

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How Much Would You Pay for Free?

by: Ilya Vedrashko

How much would you pay to use Twitter? How about Facebook? Gmail? Would answering a simple "How much would you pay for it?" question help us to understand how the valuable is perceived differently from the disposable?

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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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let's define our terms: what is a 'social networking technology'?

by: danah boyd

In writing Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship, Nicole Ellison and I wrote many iterations of the definition of the term "social network sites" and why we chose to use this instead of "social networking sites."

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