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MySpace Builds Game Portal?

by: Ilya Vedrashko (via Business & Games)

Looks like MySpace is working on a gaming portal. The URL for this page is games.myspace.com.
This could be a hit if the games are less like the ones you can find on
other casual game destinations (Yahoo Games, for example) and more like
Facebook app games with a stronger social component to them. Social
advergames on MySpace would also be an interesting ad channel.

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The Economist Debate on Social 'Networking'

by: danah boyd

The Economist is doing an "Oxford-style debate" on the following proposition:

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valuing inefficiencies and unreliability

by: danah boyd

Two deeply embedded values in the world of technology development are
efficiency and reliability. Companies pride themselves in maximizing
efficiency and reliability and, for the most part, consumers agree. We
like when our search engines produce results quickly and reliably. Yet,
when it comes to social technologies, I suspect that efficiency and
reliability are not the ideal metrics.

Let's start with reliability. In some senses, we want our social

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Boyd's Law of Social Network Sites

by: danah boyd

::giggle:: While I was off the grid, Cory Doctorow created a law of social network sites and named it after me:

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Green Marketing on Social Networks

by: David Wigder

Participation in social networks continues to grow seemingly without bounds as more people seek to connect, share and collaborate with likeminded individuals online. Today, hundreds of millions of online users have already signed up, with an increasing number belonging to more than one network.

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Race/Ethnicity and Parent Education Differences in Usage of Facebook and MySpace

by: Danah Boyd

In June, I wrote a controversial blog essay about how U.S. teens appeared to be self-dividing by class on MySpace and Facebook during the 2006-2007 school year. This piece got me into loads of trouble for all sorts of reasons, forcing me to respond to some of the most intense critiques.

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Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

by: danah boyd

For over a year now, Nicole Ellison and I have been working on putting together a special issue of JCMC on "Social Network Sites." Not all of the pieces are live yet, so I'm going to wait until they are before highlighting them and encouraging you to go there. (But! If you want to get a taste, their abstracts are all up on the site as temporary holders.)

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SNS visibility norms (a response to Scoble)

by: Danah Boyd

A few days ago, I lamented the tech crowd's Facebook fetish. Scoble raised the bar by responding to all of my nitpicks. Now, it's my turn again. Tehehe.

I think that Scoble summed it all up perfectly with this:

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loss of context for me on Facebook

by: Danah Boyd

Le sigh. I lost control over my Facebook tonight. Or rather, the context got destroyed. For months, I've been ignoring most friend requests. Tonight, I gave up and accepted most of them. I have been facing the precise dilemma that I write about in my articles: what constitutes a "friend"? Where's the line?

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responding to critiques of my essay on class

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