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Social media outpaces print newspapers in the U.S. as news source | Pew Research Center
One-in-five U.S. adults say they often get news via social media, slightly higher than the share who often do so from print newspapers (16%) for the first time since Pew Research Center began asking these questions. In 2017, the portion who got news via social media was about equal to the portion who got news from print newspapers.
social  socialnetworking  media  journalism  newspapers  news  information  internet  online 
8 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Using information security to explain why disinformation makes autocracies stronger and democracies weaker / Boing Boing
Without a sense of which political views are genuine and which are disinformation, all debate degenerates into people calling each other shills or bots, and never arriving at compromises with the stamp of broad legitimacy.
communication  democracy  government  information  power  politics  truth  informationwarfare  social  socialmedia  socialnetworking 
15 days ago by allaboutgeorge
[Revision] Preservation Acts | Harper's Magazine
The truth is that saving everything is no guarantee against forgetting most of it. Memory, like history, is never exhaustive, and we all make choices about what to include. Still, it’s frightening to let go of anything, not knowing what you’ll wish you’d saved.
socialmedia  ethics  twitter  history  socialnetworking  social  memory  presence  reputation 
28 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Asian Americans' WeChat-Fueled War on Affirmative Action - The Atlantic
"WeChat's impact has to be understood as an information environment as a whole — it's kind of like a fishbowl in which you have these different narratives that kind of cohere together, one of which is the neglect and marginalization of Chinese Americans"
news  identity  china  asianamerican  government  law  information  social  socialnetworking  socialmedia 
28 days ago by allaboutgeorge
'High Fidelity' Sequel: Nick Hornby Reveals What Would Happen | Hollywood Reporter
The arts are the most elaborate and most precise social network ever invented, but if it's going to work properly, you have to get out of the house sometimes and show who you are and what you love. You have to go to shows and galleries and bookstores, you have to ask for what you want out loud. And this expression of taste must involve an impulse that, at its heart, is anti-democratic: Somewhere you have to believe that what you like is better than what all those other losers like.
arts  books  music  aesthetics  criticism  beauty  social  socialnetworking  culture 
12 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
NYTimes: Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee Attacks in Germany, New Research Suggests
Their reams of data converged on a breathtaking statistic: Wherever per-person Facebook use rose to one standard deviation above the national average, attacks on refugees increased by about 50 percent.

Nationwide, the researchers estimated in an interview, this effect drove one-tenth of all anti-refugee violence.

The uptick in violence did not correlate with general web use or other related factors; this was not about the internet as an open platform for mobilization or communication. It was particular to Facebook.
socialnetworking  socialmedia  facebook  immigration  news  journalism  web  community  communication  identity  research 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter - The New York Times
“Our findings suggest that censorship in China is effective not only because the regime makes it difficult to access sensitive information, but also because it fosters an environment in which citizens do not demand such information in the first place”
marketing  google  power  socialnetworking  censorship  asia  capitalism  internet  identity  attention  china  twitter  corporations  culture 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
The year we wanted the internet to be smaller - The Verge
“Loneliness is personal, and it is also political,” Laing concludes. “Loneliness is collective; it is a city.” The vast digital metropolis of the internet — that place that was supposed to make us feel never alone — failed us this year; we built what we needed on its outskirts.
internet  attention  identity  social  socialnetworking  socialmedia  email  humor 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
I Flunked My Social Media Background Check. Will You?
Your personal email address, especially if you've had it for a long time, could have all kinds of things tied to it that you'd rather an employer not see. Spend the nothing it costs to set up a dedicated job search email account, and list that one on your c.v.
business  jobs  work  web  online  social  socialnetworking  facebook  twitter  search  google 
july 2011 by allaboutgeorge
The Unlit Social Graph - TNW Location
Ubiquitous smartphones and always on access to umbrella social graphs are suddenly making these sort of tools possible.

And the opportunity is far larger than pick-up basketball, or even sports.  Every school is a network, every employer is a network, every bar is a network, every office building is a network, every hobby is a network, every neighborhood is a network, and at an extreme level, every shared interest is a network, regardless of location.

This doesn’t even get at the disposable, or elastic networks as discussed by companies like Nearverse and Color – people that happen to just be nearby each other for a snapshot of time.

All of these networks share two common characteristics.  1) They are not yet graphed in a mainstream way by Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Jive, or any other dominant, online social service; and 2) They are all mappable with a smartphone.
mobile  location  social  work  attention  socialnetworking  behavior  data  information 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Why spreadable doesn’t equal viral: A conversation with Henry Jenkins » Nieman Journalism Lab
NU: What is spreadable media?

HJ: The concept of spreadable media rests on the distinction between distribution (the top-down spread of media content as captured in the broadcast paradigm) and circulation (a hybrid system where content spreads as a result of a series of informal transactions between commercial and noncommercial participants.) Spreadable media is media which travels across media platforms at least in part because the people take it in their own hands and share it with their social networks.
media  journalism  news  culture  web  socialnetworking  theory  socialmedia  libraries  social  attention  public 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
How black people use Twitter. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
"It's my impression that these hashtags start in dense communities—people who are highly connected to each other," Meeder says. "If you have 50 of these people talking about it, think about the number of outsiders who follow at least one of those 50—it's pretty high at that point. So you can actually get a pretty big network effect by having high density."
twitter  social  black  race  community  identity  socialnetworking  authority  reputation 
august 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Did we pronounce privacy dead this week? | The Social - CNET News
"That's where things get extremely messy," Boyd said. "These are Gutenberg-like changes here," Jarvis said, "so we don't know where it's headed."
class  facebook  privacy  social  public  technology  socialnetworking  power  authority  attention  research 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
It's Time to Prepare for the End of the Web as We Know It - Advertising Age - Steve Rubel
Mobile devices, by their nature, force users to become more mission-oriented. As more internet consumption shifts to gadgets, it's increasingly becoming an app world and we just live in it. Innovation, fun, simplicity and single-purpose utility will rule while grandiose design and complexity will fall by the wayside.

It won't be enough just to build branded mobile applications that repurpose content across all of the different platforms. That's like newspapers taking the print experience and replicating it on the web as they tried back in the 1990s. Rather, we will need to rethink, remix and repackage information for an entirely different modality than platforms of yore.
computing  design  digital  future  internet  marketing  media  mobile  social  socialnetworking  strategy 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Meet the New Bebo - Digits - WSJ
Bebo has also experienced a lot of growth lately among users accessing the site through mobile devices. More than eight million users now have mobile accounts and close to one million mobile users visit the site each month.

Bebo’s young users don’t necessarily own smartphones—the iPod touch is the most common mobile device through which the site is accessed, although it only account for 13.8% of the mobile traffic, the company says—so there’s room to grow by making Bebo more phone-friendly. Mr. Levin says he’s trying to put in place deals with mobile carriers that would allow Bebo users to access the site without using their minutes.
mobile  social  socialnetworking  bebo  business 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
SimsBlog: If Newspapers Cease to Be, There Will be Two Causes of Death
Why is social media so powerful?

Two reasons. Trust: we don’t send our friends crap to read. Relevance: we’re more likely to have common interests with our social network and therefore our links are more likely to be relevant.

Ah, trust and relevance. Sound familiar?
community  newspapers  socialmedia  socialnetworking  social  journalism  friendship  media  attention 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
CULTURAL STUDIES | Reflections in the Facebook Mirror
“Online there’s a whole different set of clues for evaluating people you come across. If you meet someone in person, you can see if he’s a slob or if he woke up this morning and spent seven hours on himself. But people online are remarkably similar to what they are in real life. If you’re a jerk online, you’re probably a jerk in real life, too.”
facebook  nytimes  social  socialnetworking  biography  identity  community 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork: Articles: Grind to Get It
"When my music starts moving forward, it's helping me get more and more out the streets. I'm starting to get more show opportunities to supplement my income and take care of my family. There's ways to make money in music; you just have to go about it in different areas, other than selling a solid, physical record."
music  hiphop  internet  economy  media  pitchfork  entertainment  disruption  myspace  social  socialnetworking 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
How social media has changed executive roles
The biggest change is the culture of sharing that has come around. And that has created a lot of pressure on an organization to share back and be more free with the information they give to people.
leadership  social  socialnetworking  communication  business  identity 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Final feature: Tweeting feminists exploring feminism and social media - Tweeting Feminists
“When I was younger it was very difficult to find people who were like minded unless they were in your immediate circle. So there was a sense of being limited by the impact you can make,” says Klein. “But now we have a forum where we can publish our own voices, we can organize, we can protest, we can within minutes circulate flyers and newsletters and letter writing campaigns and that’s incredible. I think it’s really opened up the world of activism and community.”
feminism  women  media  twitter  social  socialnetworking  online  men  identity  protest  activism 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Sources, myths, economics and moonshine. |
The best reporters add value to news by choosing sources wisely and by making the right kind of connections among circumstances, evidence, events, people and sources. It doesn’t matter if they blog, tweet or publish a story in print. It doesn’t matter if they work for a newspaper, an NGO or as a citizen. No institution has a monopoly on leading the public conversation. The rest is economics and moonshine.
journalism  media  television  radio  newspapers  attention  identity  creativity  social  socialnetworking  economics 
february 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Social media get quake reports out fast -
[...] Stewart, who Twitters as @amyeureka, she said she was amused when, 24 hours after the quake there, city officials said they were going to get the word out that Eureka was open for business, hoping for mention in newspapers the next day.

"I was thinking," she said, "we already got the word out. We don't communicate like that anymore."
socialnetworking  social  journalism  media  newspapers  california  earthquake  government 
january 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Building an Army of Hyper-Local, Mobile-Connected Advocates - Advertising Age - DigitalNext
Advertisers -- both local and national -- would be smart to start thinking about their "location" strategies while there's still a relatively open playing field. By taking advantage of mobile platforms like Foursquare, ones that engage and offer incentives to consumers within the proverbial "last 50 feet," businesses can bring all the advantages of the social web to their front door.
marketing  social  online  mobile  business  local  location  socialnetworking 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
How to attract followers on Twitter and build a useful network | BeatBlogging.Org
Thankfully, it’s not hard to build a community on Twitter that will offer you real value. Always keep in mind that Twitter is not about you. It’s about being social. It’s about the community.

Here is a little guide to getting people to follow you [...]
journalism  twitter  online  media  newspapers  television  radio  social  socialnetworking  ethics 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge Dedicated Social-Media Silos? That's the Last Thing We Need ...
Social media isn't a box to be ticked or a department to be manned or even a campaign to be launched. It's about thinking differently about marketing, customer service, the entire company. It's about realizing that consumers are running the biggest recommendation service in the world and that, as has been tiresomely often repeated, they define the brand (no, this is not new; yes, this is becoming more obvious and important by the day). All thinking about product, customers and communications, needs to take this into account -- it cannot sit in a silo.
media  marketing  social  socialnetworking  communication  business  public  attention  reputation 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
How Important are Avatars? - Bokardo
The mere presence of others dramatically changes our behavior.

While we can’t literally get people into the same room with software (yet), we can approximate the experience. Showing avatars of people gets us further along this spectrum, and we act differently as a result.
media  identity  social  community  socialnetworking  design  communication  photography  attention  technology 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Health Data Proves Contagious On Social Media -
Public interest in swine flu also spurred the CDC to start its first Facebook page May 1. By May 21, it had nearly 6,500 fans, adding to an increasing number of health-care organizations already on Facebook including the American Red Cross, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Mayo Clinic.

Yet not everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. Of more than 5,000 hospitals in the nation, only 128 have YouTube channels, 87 have Facebook pages, 140 have Twitter accounts and 23 have blogs.
health  social  socialnetworking  twitter  facebook  youtube  video  web  online  medicine  data  information  government 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge TV, radio, Web ad revenue taking big hit
"People are increasingly wanting a strong connection with the person delivering them the news. We are talking about the Oprah-ization or the Ellen-ization of the news," Copeland said.

"There is incredible brand loyalty on these sites," Copeland said. "Facebook is great. But people don't have a loyalty to Facebook. They have a loyalty to their friends who are on Facebook."
social  facebook  tv  cable  twitter  marketing  friendship  socialnetworking  news  media  journalism  newspapers  radio  celebrity  communication  business 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Technology Review: Unmasking Social-Network Users
"The structure of the network around you is so rich, and there are so many different possibilities, that even though you have millions of people participating in the network, we all end up with different networks around us," says Shmatikov. "Once you deal with sufficiently sophisticated human behavior, whether you're talking about purchases people make or movies they view or--in this case--friends they make and how they behave socially, people tend to be fairly unique. Every person does a few quirky, individual things which end up being strongly identifying."
identity  social  socialnetworking  facebook  privacy  anonymity  media  network 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Can the Statusphere Save Journalism?
If you are a journalist, it’s now your responsibility to create a dedicated tribe that supports, shares, and responds to your work and personal interaction in both the Statusphere and also at the point of origin. It’s the only way to build a valuable and portable community around you and what you represent.
media  journalism  newspapers  business  news  internet  social  socialnetworking  communication  twitter  facebook  future  newspaper 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
A boom in online dating | Connecting up | The Economist "also noticed that the number of visits to its website was higher than average on days when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by more than 100 points."
dating  relationshps  men  women  sex  love  online  social  socialnetworking  business 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Midlife Apocalypse: Oprah's Plugging Facebook | BlogHer
Here's the joke: Even Barbie's had a Facebook midlife crisis. What do you mean who's Barbie? I mean Mattel's Barbie of course! Has Oprah joined her?
facebook  social  socialnetworking  television  aging 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
PR 2.0: The Ties that Bind Us - Visualizing Relationships on Twitter and Social Networks
What has evolved however, is so much more than the connection of friends and friends of friends. Social Networks have created a parallel friend/follower archetype that injects a homologous top-down network where individuals not only connect with those they know, but also with those who are interested in following their online activity, and not necessarily with the expectation of reciprocation. This injects a new dynamic into online social relationships, one that facilitates and fosters a less personal, but still meaningful engagement, creating an ambient, persona-audience interconnection.
twitter  data  socialnetworking  community  research  internet  relationships  social  marketing 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Pew Internet: Twitter and status updating
As of December 2008, 11% of online American adults said they used a service like Twitter or another service that allowed them to share updates about themselves or to see the updates of others.

Twitter and similar services have been most avidly embraced by young adults. Nearly one in five (19%) online adults ages 18 and 24 have ever used Twitter and its ilk, as have 20% of online adults 25 to 34. Use of these services drops off steadily after age 35 with 10% of 35 to 44 year olds and 5% of 45 to 54 year olds using Twitter. The decline is even more stark among older internet users; 4% of 55-64 year olds and 2% of those 65 and older use Twitter.
media  blogging  social  research  socialnetworking  twitter  statistics  facebook  demographics  internet  status 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
TED Interview: Tribes Author Says People, Not Ads, Build Social Networks | Epicenter from
It's not for you to somehow beam your message to strangers and convert them, because you can't convert strangers anymore. Not one major new consumer brand built in the last five years was built on the back of advertising. Google and Facebook, etc. are built because one person brought another one by the hand, not because someone bought ads on the Super Bowl.
marketing  socialnetworking  technology  internet  social  ted  interviews  attention  reputation  google  facebok  friendship 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Which is a Better Mobile Citizen Reporting Tool: Twitter or Ushahidi? | Gauravonomics Blog
In the end, the answer, as always, is the always unsatisfactory “it depends”.

In most cases, normal people will accidentally become citizen reporters and use tools like Twitter to share their 140 letters on a crisis. It will be up to us then to make sense of the high volume firehose of these unstructured tweets, using filters like near:location and filter:links, or mashups built on top of Twitter. Sometimes, a small percentage of us will feel motivated to find out structured citizen reporting platforms like Ushahidi or Twitter Voter Report and send in well-structured tweets with location information. Increasingly, many of us will use a Brightkite like system to pre-declare our locations, so that we don’t have to worry about the syntax of our SMSes.
twitter  social  news  journalism  media  location  india  usa  politics  socialnetworking  mapping  mobile 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
AFP: coming to the White House
"Using these tools is going to become a critical way that Barack is going to evaluate the performance of his own team," Rosenberg said.
"My joke is that at the Monday cabinet meeting the (agency) directors will be comparing notes on how many YouTube views they got and how many comments on their blog post." Congress is going to have to keep up or risk being taken apart by the New Media tool-kit of the Obama White House as it pushes its legislative agenda, Rosenberg said. "The expectations of your constituents are going to change," he said. "You'll have no choice but to try to follow now that Obama's changing expectations of what government looks and feels like."
politics  elections  technology  obama  web  activism  socialnetworking  government  facebook  barackobama  transparency  whitehouse  social 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Twitter Not Loved In Europe -
If European CEOs think it is a waste of time to Tweet, it is arrogant and a wrong step in their company's strategy," he says. "Twitter is an efficient way to get closer to your clients."

Le Meur moved from France to San Francisco, where Twitter is based, to start Seesmic, which has been called the video version of Twitter. "I Tweet all day," Le Meur says. "The other day I was complaining [on Twitter] about the fact that Sprint, my cellphone company, didn't have the new Blackberry. Ten minutes later, Sprint replied. Twitter is like a free focus group; they can monitor what clients are saying in real time."
social  business  marketing  communication  corporations  twitter  europe  socialnetworking  video  sanfrancisco 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Adweek: Cracking the (Social) Code
Thanks to sites like Facebook and MySpace, consumers now experience the world through the company they keep -- a very caveman-like concept. The fact that marketers are struggling with this shift is somewhat ironic. Great marketers have long known that social dynamics play a critical factor in brand and purchase decisions, and the key to success is becoming an ingrained part of the consumer conversation. Here are some ways how [...]
marketing  socialnetworking  social  identity  business  economics 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Business Technology : Swing-State Voters and the Social-Networking Sites They Love
RapLeaf, which collects and analyzes information from across the Web, took a look at which of these sites the presidential candidates should target to court voters in each swing state.
social  politics  election  obama  socialnetworking  information  data  web  online  voting  campaigns 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Ultimate Yahoo! Pipes Creations List - ReadWriteWeb
"Yahoo! Pipes is the first GUI builder for the biggest database in the world, the Web itself. This list is far from complete, but it's comprised of the best Yahoo! Pipes creations available. If you have a creation or know of one that didn't make the list, leave a comment down below and we'll be sure to review it to keep growing our list."
yahoopipes  yahoo  information  data  feeds  programming  rss  socialnetworking  internet  news  social  reference  aggregator 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Poynter Online - Al's Morning Meeting - NPR's Andy Carvin on the Role of Social Media in Gustav Coverage
"If you treat them as an audience -- treat them passively -- don't expect to get much more from them than letters to the editor. But the public can act as your bookers, your fixers, your librarians, your engineers and even your producers if you can give them a vision of what you want to accomplish together and the space they need to go do it."
media  journalism  socialnetworking  hurricane  twitter  npr  wiki  social  public  blogging  internet  library 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge Conservatives playing catch-up to liberals on Web utilization
"Young Republicans and young Democrats are basically doing the same stuff. There's just a lot more (young) Democrats."
democrats  online  republicans  youth  austin  texas  activism  campaigns  elections  blogging  yasns  social  socialnetworking 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Facebooker Who Friended Obama -
"You can have the best technology in the world, but if you don’t have a community who wants to use it and who are excited about it, then it has no purpose."
facebook  social  socialnetworking  yasns  community  technology  politics  elections  campaigns  2008  obama  mccain 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Relationships and Online Social Networks: The Value of Sites Like Twitter and Plurk
"If these lifestreaming/microblogging sites help you to develop persistence in beneficial relationships, isn’t that a good enough reason to use them?"
blogging  friendship  internet  marketing  life  relationships  social  socialnetworking  statistics  technology  twitter  identity  reputation  attention  presence 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A VC: Can We Live In Public?
"I don't think you can expose yourself to 10,000 people a day and not get hurt on a regular basis."
socialnetworking  society  theory  twitter  security  public  privacy  love  life  flickr  culture  communication  blogging 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Want That Post to Go Popular? Here's The Best and Worst Times to Post It - ReadWriteWeb
"[B]etween 1pm and 3pm PST (after lunch) or between 5pm and 7pm PST (after work) are the best times and Thursday is the best day. The worst time to post? Between 3 and 5 PM PST on the weekends - nobody cares."
blogging  internet  marketing  media  online  rss  socialnetworking  social  statistics  web  writing 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
PR 2.0: In Blogger and Media Relations, You Earn the Relationships You Deserve
"Reporters and bloggers are asking you to work with them. So why wouldn’t you? I’m pretty sure the only reason you wouldn’t is because you’ve either been instructed otherwise, or just didn’t know. However, neither are defensible any longer."
blogging  facebook  marketing  rss  twitter  socialnetworking  social  news  media  publicrelations 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
TidBITS Opinion: Instant Messaging for Introverts
"Specifically, I'd like to advance the thesis that - for some people at least - an aversion to instant messaging is a natural consequence of one's temperament, and that this is neither good nor bad in and of itself, though it does of course have consequen
behavior  brain  communication  community  computers  culture  online  gtd  health  internet  mac  psychology  reading  socialnetworking  social  technology  toread  twitter  writing  work  apple 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
penmachine: Life, death, and the blog (spoken word)
"[W]hen the planned speaker dropped out at the last minute a couple of weeks ago, I filled in, talking about how I've mixed my online and offline lives since developing colon cancer last year."
death  blogging  twitter  yasns  social  socialnetworking  health  canada  music  technology 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On - New York Times
“We’re talking about a generation that doesn’t just like seeing the video in addition to the story — they expect it. And they’ll find it elsewhere if you don’t give it to them, and then that’s the link that’s going to be passed around [...
journalism  media  social  socialnetworking  yasns  politics  newspapers  internet  blogging 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Q&A with Clay Shirky, author of
"[W]hen the social density is high enough — which is to say, when everybody you know is online — suddenly the internet becomes a way of coordinating real life rather than replacing it."
social  socialnetworking  bloging  wikipedia  attention  reputation  presence  internet  nonfiction  research  yasns  flickr  email 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
My Infocalypse » Critical Mass of Redundancy in Social Media
He's right, and I shouldn't take any pleasure in anything he says about the one advantage Newspapers Etc. have: knowing _how_ to publish.
newspapers  media  blogging  online  social  socialnetworking  yasns 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Six degrees of separation in instant messaging
"The dataset which was collected in June 2006 contains summaries of 30 billion conversations among 240 million people. And they were very surprised to find that the average number of jumps to get from one random user to another was 6.6."
internet  social  socialnetworking  communication  microsoft 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Our Cells, Ourselves
"It was always thought to have a kind of fascist or totalitarian overtone. That turns out to be wrong. The control is not central. But it does feel like control."
culture  demographics  history  mobile  social  society  technology  terrorism  identity  attention  presence  socialnetworking 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Using Twitter to Help Communities | Nate Ritter
"[...] Just a few months after (and some even during) the 2007 firestorm some agencies are scratching the surface of what’s possible with this service. [...]"
activism  blogging  journalism  community  media  nonprofit  rss  social  socialnetworking  twitter 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Evolving Web: When A Bunch of People Become Community
"[...] The currency of [T]witter is the conversation. No market can happen without critical mass. In Twitter, your market is as valuable as the amount of capital being traded. [...]"
community  socialnetworking  presence  twitter  attention  reputation 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Facebook Used by Officials to Spy on Welfare Clients :: News ::
"One of the policies is to make sure income assistance is going to people who are eligible. We take allegations of fraud seriously. In fact we are mandated to investigate every allegation of fraud we get from any source."
socialnetworking  facebook  government  canada 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Campaign Reporting in Under 140 Taps - New York Times
“If you tell people how to consume their content, they will ignore you. Let people do what they want to do and try to be in their circle of choice.”
social  socialnetworking  politics  media  writing  journalism  newspapers  democrats  republicans  elections  2008  campaigns 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge - Finding local Tweetups: A humble proposal
Amy Gahran puts her money down on serendipity: "If you like this idea, spread the word about this proposed syntax, and see if it ends up informing you about other local Tweetups outside your immediate social circle."
twitter  social  socialnetworking  online  public  marketing 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Jill's Next Record!
"I basically want to come up with $75,000 for recording and other related costs. I'll keep up you up to date on the tally (like the Jerry Lewis Telethon) and once I arrive at my goal, I'll show you where the money is going..."
music  social  socialnetworking  creativity 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Global Grind: Missing The Mark - Liz Burr
"Where is the innovation? Aside from the startup mindset of innovation and creativity, what about hip-hop's element of innovation, being different, doing your own thing?"
social  socialnetworking  online  black  technology  hiphop 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Putting Your Best Cyberface Forward - New York Times
“They may be indicating that their future is so secure that no social network site indiscretion would jeopardize it, or they may be showing their alienation from the sort of future where discretion is needed."
culture  facebook  media  aesthetics  identity  social  socialnetworking  relationships  presence  reputation  psychology 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Ben Brown, Internet Rockstar: if all your friends jumped off of a bridge...
"If we’re going to be spending a significant slice of our days, every day, using this software, we should be choosing software because we enjoy it and because it adds real value to our lives."
facebook  business  blogging  software  yasns  social  socialnetworking 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Eric Lee: Bandwagons and Buzzwords: Facebook and the Unions
"[T]he best way for unions to campaign online is not to jump on the latest bandwagon, but to spend the time, effort and money to create powerful online campaigning systems ourselves."
unions  work  jobs  online  facebook  yasns  social  socialnetworking 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
MyDD :: Unions using Facebook
"I'd love to see a some kind of widget which allows coworkers to gripe about work online, perhaps with some anonymization to prevent recriminations at work."
unions  work  jobs  corporations  business  social  yasns  facebook  anonymity  socialnetworking 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Ad spending to slow...time for Web 2.0 to get a new revenue model | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone
"Internet advertising is set to slow according to research firm eMarketer. This isn't cause for panic, but it is cause for changing the revenue models for aspiring web startups. [...]"
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december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Social Networking’s Next Phase - New York Times
“Humans are migratory beasts, and we do not want to re-enter our data every time we join a new site. Users own their data and should be able to move it around freely.”
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march 2007 by allaboutgeorge

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