social networks

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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Some Comments on the Microsoft / Facebook Deal

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Confused by Facebook

by: Danah Boyd

Social network sites have become powerful tools and platforms for all sorts of content and cultural producers. Starting with Friendster, artists leveraged the network capabilities to communicate with their fans. This took on a new level with MySpace, resulting in the explicit creation of artist profiles. Even within the constraints of Facebook, artists built groups and found other ways to collect and communicate with their fans.

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Influence Ripples + Social Media Fragmentation

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Lifestreams

by: David Armano

Analog Networks
When I was a boy—I can remember how my Mother would spend a good part of her Sundays.  She would take out her phonebook—a tattered collection of names and numbers written in handwriting you could barely read, and re-connect with her personal network—an intimate collection a family and friends.  She didn't create media other than the pictures she took or the video my father shot on his 8mm video camera. 

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Networking: burden or pleasure? It depends on how you approach it

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5 secrets to success

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web 1-2-3

by: danah boyd

I'm often asked what "Web 3.0" will be about. Lately, i have found myself talking about two critical stages of web sociality in order to explain where we're going. I realized that i never succinctly described this here so i thought i should.

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PEW data on social network site use

by: danah boyd

PEW has just released the overview of their latest study on teens' usage of social network sites. Most of the data is not surprising, but it sure is interesting. Here are some of the key findings:

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people are DOING things on social networking sites

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