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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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Social Media Beginners: Lesson 1 - The conspiracy

by: Matt Rhodes

I spoke about sharing some of our thoughts on how to go online as a set of lessons. We’re going to be feeding one or two lessons a week for the next couple of months as part of this, this first is below. We start by looking at how you should be communicating online - what’s good and what’s bad.

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Managing and Mocking Identities

by: Nancy Baym

The worlds of politics and fandom have been merging for some time, and it’s never been clearer than in this US election cycle where “user-generated content” from YouTube debate questions to Obama girl videos to Facebook groups to political blogs have been so important and inescapable.

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Social Media Beginners: Lesson 4 - Principles of Engaging People Online

by: Matt Rhodes

It’s been a while since the last installment, so apologies for that. This time we’re going to look at a few principles for engaging people online.

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Why People Participate in Online Communities

by: Matt Rhodes

A great post last week from the NEXT web on why people participate in online communities (see post here). It’s an interesting read, bringing together various bits of thinking in this space.

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When Is a Community Not a Community?

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Social Media Beginners: Lesson 3 - User Generated Content

by: Matt Rhodes

When people talk about new media, social media or Web 2.0, there is often one thing in common: user generated content (UGC). This is really what the essence growth of Web 2.0 is. Web sites are crammed full of videos, photos, reviews and articles written by users. This reflects a shift not only in the amount of time people are spending online (more), but also a change in the reason for going online.

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The Woodland Trust: Online Innovation from Not-for-profits

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Facebook Fatigue or the Rise of Niche Online Communities?

by: Matt Rhodes

It seems that everybody is talking about Facebook today. And not about who they’ve poked or pictures from a party last weekend. They’re talking about Facbook fatigue, a concept first reported in the Times and then picked up across the media and blogs.

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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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