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New Twitter Research: Men Follow Men and Nobody Tweets - Conversation Starter -
At the same time there is a small contingent of users who are very active. Specifically, the top 10% of prolific Twitter users accounted for over 90% of tweets. On a typical online social network, the top 10% of users account for 30% of all production. To put Twitter in perspective, consider an unlikely analogue - Wikipedia. There, the top 15% of the most prolific editors account for 90% of Wikipedia's edits ii. In other words, the pattern of contributions on Twitter is more concentrated among the few top users than is the case on Wikipedia, even though Wikipedia is clearly not a communications tool. This implies that Twitter's resembles more of a one-way, one-to-many publishing service more than a two-way, peer-to-peer communication network.
twitter  men  women  yasns  online  wikipedia  communication  data  information 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
List of newspapers in the United States by circulation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Out of the top 100, Nos. 92-100 have daily circulation numbers of 100,000 or smaller, with the Impresa-owned La Opinión of Los Angeles, California, at 100,462 and the Lee Enterprises-owned Arizona Daily Star out of Tucson, Arizona, at 94,055
media  newspapers  usa  news  statistics  wikipedia  reference  journalism  business  economics 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge I killed Tim Russert (on Wikipedia)
"The thing is, Wikipedia isn't really about history at all [...] It's not so much an encyclopedia as a registry of – and I use this word with some trepidation – reality. It's an ever-changing ledger book of where things stand in our universe."
community  journalism  wikipedia  public  media  diy  news 
june 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
Abyss & Apex : Fourth Quarter 2007: Wikihistory
Note to self: Send a couple of beers for linking to this short story.
comedy  fiction  history  humor  internet  wiki  wikipedia  time  shortstory  story  nazi  scifi  writing 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Presidential Primaries Lift CNN - New York Times
"Internet users spent more time on in 2007 than on any other news site, including Wikipedia, Yahoo News or"
television  cable  news  journalism  internet  online  media  yahoo  wikipedia  elections  president 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Digg, Wikipedia, and the myth of Web 2.0 democracy. - By Chris Wilson - Slate Magazine
"Digg and Wikipedia would do well to stop pretending they're operated by the many and start thinking of ways to rein in the power of the few."
business  community  information  internet  media  journalism  relationships  wiki  wikipedia  work 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: All the News That's Fit to Print Out
"They may not be able to do any actual reporting from their bedrooms or dorm rooms or hotel rooms, but they can police bias, and they do it with a passion that’s no less impressive for its occasional excess of piety."
wiki  wikipedia  information  media  journalism  culture 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge

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