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“Is it like”: Faculty perceptions and usage of academic social networking sites and implications for librarians and institutional repositories | Published in Journal of New Librarianship
This paper explores the ways in which academic librarians can harness faculty familiarity
with and curiosity about academic social networking sites (ASNS) in order to promote engagement
with the institutional repository (IR). Highlighting significant similarities and differences between the IR
and the popular ASNS –specifically in the areas of open access and discoverability,
business model, user experience, and support– the paper then presents the key findings of a
openacess  ir  socialnetworking 
8 hours ago by marlened
Tech platforms are where public life is increasingly constructed, and their motivations are far from neutral » Nieman Journalism Lab
By “making meaning through media,” I mean this: how people who will never meet face-to-face discover, argue about, and manage collective life, and the stakes involved in our interconnections — how communication make publics.
media  technology  public  communications  democracy  politics  power  attention  identity  presence  reputation  social  socialmedia  socialnetworking 
3 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Opinion | I Used to Fear Being a Nobody. Then I Left Social Media. - The New York Times
As “hashtag activism” has obscured longstanding traditions of assembly and protest, there’s concern that a failure to transition from the keyboard to in-person organization will effectively stall or kill the momentum of political movements. (See: Occupy Wall Street.)
socialmedia  socialnetworking  society  media  privacy  private 
10 days ago by msszczep
How to Write an Instagram Bio
Small-but-powerful. Front-and-center. Instagram bios are well worth the time and investment to write well and test often. They’re one of the most visible descriptions of who you are and what you’re about! We’ll sort out all the best practices, design tips, and strategies that the top brands and profiles are using today.
article  socialnetworking  marketing 
11 days ago by kaarlows
Who Would Tavi Gevinson Be Without Instagram?
I think I am a writer and an actor and an artist. But I haven’t believed the purity of my own intentions ever since I became my own salesperson, too.
advertising  socialmedia  social  socialnetworking  business  fashion  nyc  instagram  facebook  data  dataviz  magazines 
27 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Opinion | Can We Slow Down Time in the Age of TikTok? - The New York Times
With nonstop dystopian news alerts and infinite social media feeds to refresh, the attention economy makes time feel contracted into an endless and urgent present. A simple awareness of history can help cultivate a different sense of time. While my classes are mainly art practice, I touch on art historical movements to give context to what we’re doing. It’s been a pleasant surprise to watch my students relate personally to things like Dada, an almost proto-punk “anti-art” movement from the turn of the 20th century. I myself have countered feelings of despair and distraction by reading history about the past trials and successes of activism, or taking historical walking tours of my own city. People with the longer view might stop feeling like unmoored producers of work and reaction and see themselves as actors grounded in real, historical time. This, just as much as the capacity to follow one’s own curiosity at length, might be the best way to fortify students against the forces that splinter our attention.
socialmedia  socialnetworking  time  media  tech  technology  art 
6 weeks ago by msszczep
Stream and analyze Tweets to create a social media dashboard – IBM Developer
Create charts and graphs for sentiment, emotional tone, and keywords for Twitter handles and hashtags
social  socialnetworking  twitter  netnarr 
6 weeks ago by cogdog
SocioViz is a free Social Network Analysis tool for Twitter. Do you need a social media analytics software for Social Media Marketing, Digital Journalism or Social Research? Have a try and jump on board!
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socialmedia  socialnetworking  cooltech  netnarr 
6 weeks ago by cogdog
How to run your own small social network for your friends
Why to NOT run a small social network site [...] If you choose to run a site like this, it means that people will now depend on you for something that's important to them.
socialnetworking  programming  webserver  web  webdev 
6 weeks ago by northwestyam
Mark Zuckerberg Is a Slumlord
Knowing what it isn’t, let’s plainly define what Facebook is: an entity which extracts monetizable data in exchange for a place to store and grow our digital lives. At its most basic, the relationship resembles that of a tenant to a landlord. So what kind of accommodation does our personal information afford? More populous than any single country, and six of the seven continents, the 2.4 billion people crammed within Facebook’s blue and grey walls are spending their data to rent a digital equivalent of a tenement, constructed to maximize profit at the expense of safety and quality of life.


Leveraging the same exponential power of network effects that make cities desirable and efficient, the density of population in these unsanitary buildings at a time when vaccines had not yet been developed for diseases like typhoid, cholera, and tuberculosis turned outbreaks into contagions. A wave of cholera could kill thousands, and often hit poor neighborhoods hardest. At least some of the blame for the scale of these epidemics lands squarely on profiteering shoulders of tenement owners.

In the same vein, the network effects that attracted our friends, friends’ friends, and barely-memorable tertiary acquaintances and packs them into close proximity behind the walled gardens of sites like Facebook and also generates its own negative externalities. The airless, lightless confines of these networks has a worrying tendency to amplify the most extreme content that takes root, namely that of racists, xenophobes, and conspiracists (which, ironically, includes anti-vaxxers.) There is no bigger audience, no soapbox that gets a better bang for the buck, whether you’re Coca Cola or ISIS. This isn’t the anecdotal rambling of paranoid users guessing the workings of the black box their trapped in: Facebook’s own internal research has found extreme content finds greater engagement.
facebook  history  network  socialmedia  socialnetworking  economics 
7 weeks ago by msszczep

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