Eight-one years of social networking are summed up in 26 illustrations by Australian artist Adam Long, courtesy work commissioned by social analytics company PeopleBrowsr.
A key part to finding value in the intersection of technology and politics is microactivism: the small-scale, many-to-many communication that facilitates political expression.
Hysterical Hoosiers, an initiative to brainstorm creative fan chants for Indiana University basketball games, is off to a good start. But can we avoid f*ing is up.
Arik Hanson made a short list of some recent social media facts. Here are five that deserve comment.
New research out of Stanford says that people may feel more alone than they really are. Some want to blame Facebook for making us sad.
We write about everything. We capture it in photos and on video, and we share the links with online acquaintances known only by their login handle. It is too early in the social networking phenomenon to declare whether this practice is beneficial or not. What is undeniable, however, is that we live in a transparent age right now.
There was some controversy last June when uber Ph.D. student Danah Boyd wrote an essay for her blog Apophenia reporting on four years of ethnographic research on social networks. That essay claimed there was a demographic segregation by class between Facebook and MySpace. The current issue of the JCMC offers some quantitative evidence that Boyd’s informal observations are correct.