Category Archives: Social Media

Stop Worrying about the Death of Deep Attention and Go with the Collaborative Flow

Clay Shirky says faculty’s insight into the Zeitgeist is a trailing indicator compared to what students are doing in his “Theory and Practice of Social Media” course. Shirky tells On the Media what he’s learned from his students in the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program. Continue reading

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This Week In Google 42: Tool Of The Week

Leo deletes his Facebook account live on TWIG #42, plus a larger discussion on privacy, openness, search, and identity. Talking heads this week are Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Gina Trapani, and Doc Searls. Continue reading

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Facebook Drank It’s Own Kool-Aid. Did You?

“Sadly, there is no cure for megalomania. But venture capitalists ought to start funding the search for a cure, because it’s costing many of them a lot of money, and is likely to cost even more in the future.” Continue reading

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TWIG 39: Facebook Über Alles

Facebook connect dominates the discussion in This Week in Google #39. Continue reading

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Facebook’s Suggested Pages List

New Facebook users now see a list of some of the most often “liked” Pages on Facebook when they sign up for the popular social networking service. New users get the option to choose from about 100 popular Pages. These Pages mostly belong to celebrities, brands, news outlets and politicians. Eric Eldon first wrote about this new addition to Facebook’s sign-up process on Inside Facebook and notes that this list is “clearly designed to get users engaged immediately.” To some degree, this list is similar to Twitter’s now defunct Suggested Users List. Continue reading

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Facebook’s Latest Privacy Hole: Event Lists

Some people report that they are able to see the public “events” that Facebook users have said they will attend – even if they person is not a “friend” on the social network. Continue reading

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Is Social Media a Fad?

Is Social Media a Fad? Or the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? Welcome to the Social Media Revolution by Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics. Read a rough transcript of stats in the video. Continue reading

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Library of Congress Acquires Twitter Archive

The U.S. Library of Congress announced this morning via its official Twitter account that it will be acquiring the entire archive of Twitter messages back through March 2006. In addition to a massive printed collection, the Library already has an extensive collection of other digital assets. The Library of Congress is the biggest library in the world. Continue reading

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Making the Pitch for a Facebook Webinar

My inbox gets scores of pitch emails from the education support industry. Truth be told, I seldom read them. This one was an exception due to the topic (using Facebook for institutional development) and the product (an online seminar). It’s far too long for an email pitch, in my opinion, and I want to know the price up front, not at after scrolling to the end. Continue reading

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