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Social Vs. Networking

by: David Armano

A funny thing happened on the way back from my guest lecture at Parson's Design At The Edge class. While the students (approximately 80 of them) were busy Facebooking their lives away—they could not fathom the idea of leading a public life or using social networks like Facebook for anything but pure social activity.

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The Micro-Sociology of Networks

by: David Armano

Next week I am giving a guest lecture at the Parsons School of Design, specifically an innovation course being taught by BusinessWeek's Bruce Nussbaum. I've been fortunate to establish a relationship with Bruce over the years—ironically all initiated and somewhat sustained by social networks.

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Now Even the Mafia's on Facebook

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Obama's Cultural Movement. An Insider's View

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Taken Out of Context -- My PhD dissertation

by: danah boyd

Without further ado... my PhD dissertation:

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2009 Resolution: Aligning Your Lifestreams

by: David Armano

Here's a 2009 reslolution you can actually make some work of. Taking control of your lifestreams and aligning them where they make sense. Many of us are publishing multiple streams of our lives that allow us to connect with, broadcast and share with others. Over the years, you may have gotten a bit messy with how many streams you actually produce and how they work with each other. Here's a few tips that have worked for me.

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The Way Things Spread (the Opposite of What Gladwell Suggests)

by: Scott Goodson

The word is Mark Earls is Malcolm Gladwell on Speed. Last year, he wrote a book called "Herd: How to Change Mass Behavior by Harnessing Our True Nature" available here.

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Anonymous Reviews Headed for Extinction

by: Roger Dooley

Fast Company has a good article on the growing use of user-generated content to provide guidance on restaurants, hotels, and just about everything else. The article focuses on the challenges faced by various review sites in balancing freedom of expression against the need to curtail bogus reviews generated by competitors or the firm itself:

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Looking for Leadership?

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

(This essay was co-written by Michael Cayley, who recently released the ebook Introducing Social Capital Value Add: Value Based Management for the Networked Age. He blogs here and here...and here, I hope, when the mood strikes him).

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Looking for Mr. Goodtweet: How to Pick Up Followers on Twitter

by: Guy Kawasaki

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