infovore + socialnetworking   18

Social Animals - Eurogamer
"Even the platform holders are excited about the potential for social networking to tie into games. At E3, Microsoft proudly announced integration of Facebook, music network Last.fm and Twitter with Xbox Live. The latter pair are fairly irrelevant, admittedly. Last.fm is solely a music service, while Twitter isn't actually a social network at all - it's a one-to-many broadcast system, which isn't quite the same thing." Oh. But that's where you're wrong, Rob. Sorry.
games  socialnetworking  socialmedia  platforms  xboxlive  lastfm  twitter  facebook  yawn 
june 2009 by infovore
apophenia: Taken Out of Context -- my PhD dissertation
danah's PhD dissertation. I need to bookmark this, and have not read it yet, but am sure, at some point, I am going to plough through it, for work, recreation, or (most likely) a bit of both. Until then: just a bookmark.
teens  socialsoftware  paper  research  socialnetworking  publics  dissertation  danahboyd  youth 
january 2009 by infovore
Poken - buy Poken at Firebox.com
"Simply pull out your Poken and ‘high five’ it with your new best friend’s. Clever RF technology then zaps the info between the devices, so next time you log on to your favourite site, your profiles are linked. Genius!" Physical exchange of details, dead cheap, integrated through a web intermediate. Lovely.
hardware  socialnetworking  connectivity  networking  generationc  poken  socialhardware 
january 2009 by infovore
'Facebook Army' wreck £1m home | Metro.co.uk
"The Facebook Republican Army, based on Brighton's tough Whitehawk estate, looks for parties on Facebook. The gang boasts it travels nationwide – and has even bought its own coach." Oh boy.
facebook  socialnetworking  crazy  parties  fail 
december 2008 by infovore
Gamasutra - Moving From MMO To Web: What's The Story?
"People think the interface is the game, and I think that is kind of backwards. I think the game is the game, and we should be thinking what are the many interfaces to it... you touch Twitter in many ways, you touch Facebook in many ways." Raph Koster. But you guessed that, right?
web  mmo  social  software  design  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  casual  play  games 
september 2008 by infovore
Social Networks: The Case for a "Pause" Button | 43 Folders
"If you’re an adult who’s at a place in life where you need to pretend you’re interested in people whom you are not actually interested in, then “fake following” should be more than adequate for your needs. But, if you’re here to actually read things and to enjoy the thoughts, photos, and opinions of actual people who have good and bad streaks, it wouldn’t hurt to have an easy way to hit “snooze” for a while." Merlin Mann is very sensible.
friendfeed  socialnetworking  friends  friending  interaction  broken  fixed  merlinmann 
august 2008 by infovore
Fake following
"One of the new features of FriendFeed (a Twitter-like thingie) is "fake following". That means you can friend someone but you don't see their updates... It's one of the few new social features I've seen that makes being online buddies with someone manageable and doesn't just make being social a game or competition." This is a really good solution that is totally broken.
socialnetworking  socialsoftware  interaction  design  friendfeed 
august 2008 by infovore
YouTube - FaceBook In Reality - idiotsofants.com and BBC'sThe Wall
"But it's a joke! A REALLY FUNNY joke." Entertaining because it's accurate and awkward, all at once.
bbc  socialnetworking  facebook  humour  video  funny  parody  interaction  design  copywriting 
june 2008 by infovore
Lifeblog: Blood from stone: Don't focus on ad revenue from social networking services
"I've never been satisfied with folks trying to build services that generate 'eyeballs' just to 'monetize' that traffic with ads." Charlie rightly lays into the monetizers.
socialnetworking  socialsoftware  socialmedia  social  business  advertising  monetization  marketing 
april 2008 by infovore
Adactio: Journal—Moral panic
"The tone of the opinions reminded me of the Daily Mail attitude to social networking sites. The resonances were so strong that I decided to conduct a quick experiment..." Eerily accurate text-substitution fun from Jeremy.
socialnetworking  webdesign  web  design  attitudes  dailymail  conservatism 
april 2008 by infovore
Antisocial networking « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
"From where I stand, the only sane response is to keep our conceptions of friendship and affinity from being polluted by technical metaphors and constraints to begin with." Superb post by Adam Greenfield. Makes me question a lot of my recent design.
socialnetworking  society  networks  friendship  anthropology  community 
december 2007 by infovore
JCMC Vol 13 Issue 1
Guest edited by danah boyd and Nicole Ellison: a special issue of the JCMC on social network sites. Must return to this, because there's lots to sink one's teeth into.
socialnetworking  journal  academic  research  papers  culture  society 
november 2007 by infovore
Introduction to Social Network Methods: Table of Contents
"This on-line textbook introduces many of the basics of formal approaches to the analysis of social networks."
socialnetworking  book  textbook  study  academic 
july 2007 by infovore
Dopplr Blog » Importing your social network from other sites
Dopplr can now import contacts from other sites - notably Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter... but it can also import hCard from any appropriately marked-up page. Very nice!
dopplr  portable  socialnetworking  import  contacts 
june 2007 by infovore
Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous
"I hate the term User Generated Content... I consider it a pejorative that reveals a lot about the person saying it. It makes members of your site feel like dutiful robots, crapping content that you convert into cash." Great article!
community  ugc  moderation  discussion  socialnetworking  advice  tips 
may 2007 by infovore
Facebook's "Privacy Trainwreck": Exposure, Invasion, and Drama
"Privacy is not simply about the state of an inanimate object or set of bytes; it is about the sense of vulnerability that an individual experiences. When people feel exposed or invaded, there's a privacy issue." Loads in here that's of use beyond this qu
exposure  privacy  facebook  social  socialsoftware  socialnetworking 
september 2006 by infovore

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