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Home away from Home | ROUGH TYPE
"Has another company ever come out with a high-concept, big-production “brand ad” and then, just a few months later, turned around and utterly trashed it? I don’t think so. What we learn from this is not just that Zuckerberg is a bullshit artist who’s most insincere when he’s sounding most sincere — we already knew that — but that for Zuckerberg, and for Facebook, “sincere” and “insincere” are equally meaningless terms. Everything is bullshit. A chair levitating in a forest and a ballerina dancing on a dinner table are equally fake. They’re fabrications, as are the emotions that they conjure up in us. It’s all advertising. Despite their glaring differences, “The Things That Connect Us” and “Dinner” actually draw from the same source: the well of nihilism. I’m sure Zuckerberg never gave a thought to the fact that two ads were contradictory. He knew it was all bullshit, and he knew everyone else knew it was all bullshit."
facebook  social-networking  advertising  image  home  meaning  symbols  business 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Facebook Home Propaganda Makes Selfishness Contagious | Wired Opinion |
"The new ads for Facebook Home are propaganda clips. Transforming vice into virtue, they’re social engineering spectacles that use aesthetic tricks to disguise the profound ethical issues at stake. This isn’t an academic concern: Zuckerberg’s vision (as portrayed by the ads) is being widely embraced — if the very recent milestone of half a million installations is anything to go by."
facebook  ethics  propaganda  selfishness  opinion  social-networking 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Facebook’s Categorial Imperative | TechCrunch
"Facebook’s newest feature adds some much-needed relevance to the huge proportion of its data hoard that no user has seen or, if we’re honest, thought about, in days, weeks, or years. But Graph Search is ultimately nothing more than a handy sorting algorithm, and it’s indicative of the fact that really, Facebook doesn’t understand the first thing about us."
facebook  social-networking  search  demography  perception  social 
january 2013 by tsuomela
Exploring Tappestry: A Storable Social Network for Learning | David Kelly
This post discusses one of the first applications to utilize the Tin Can API, Tappestry, an iPhone app from Float Learning.
e-learning  mobile  social  social-networking  education  learning  pedagogy  apps 
july 2012 by tsuomela
The World is Small and Life is Long
"I am not certain whether I like or dislike this emerging world. I think I am leaning towards dislike. The slogan, the world is small and life is long describes a tense and anxious world of constant social shadow-boxing. One where you must always be on, socially. A world where burning bridges is more dangerous, and open conflict becomes ever costlier, leading to less dissent and more stupidity.

It is a situation of false harmony. One where peace is less an indicator of increasing empathy and human connection, and more an indicator of increasing wariness. You never know which world your world will collide with next, with what consequences. You never know what missed opportunity or threat could decisively impact your life."
facebook  social-media  networks  social-networking  behavior  interaction  psychology  social-psychology 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Peak Attention and the Colonization of Subcultures
"The question of how such coded language emerges, spreads and evolves is a big one. I am interested in a very specific question: how do members of an emerging subculture recognize each other in public, especially on the Internet, using more specialized coded language?

The question is interesting because the Web is making traditional subcultures — historically illegible to governance mechanisms, and therefore hotbeds of subversion — increasingly visible and open to cheap, large-scale economic and political exploitation. This exploitation takes the form of attention mining, and is the end-game on the path to what I called Peak Attention a while back.

Does this mean the subversive potential of the Internet is an illusion, and that it will ultimately be domesticated? Possibly." Annotated link
internet  culture  subculture  code  code-words  attention  data-mining  social  social-networking  social-media  communication  signals  society  power  government  facebook 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Social networking sites and our lives | Pew Research Center's Internet
Questions have been raised about the social impact of widespread use of social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Twitter. Do these technologies isolate people and truncate their relationships? Or are there benefits associated with being connected to others in this way? The Pew Research Center’s Internet
internet  social-networking  social-media  research  poll  psychology 
june 2011 by tsuomela
How dictators watch us on the web – Prospect Magazine « Prospect Magazine
Evgeny Morozov   18th November 2009  "The internet is meant to help activists, enable democratic protest and weaken the grip of authoritarian regimes. But it doesn’t—in fact, the web is a boon for bullies"
politics  power  social-media  social-networking  twitter  facebook  revolution  government 
october 2010 by tsuomela
The Facebook Effect: beyond privacy
But if there is a tragic hitch to Zuckerberg's rise, it has less to do with his status as an accidental billionaire (to quote the title of another recent book about Facebook) than his role as an accidental revolutionary, one who lacks the intellectual grounding to wisely use the immense power he hass accrued. It's as if the president of a university "Save Darfur" club was appointed the UN envoy to the region.
facebook  criticism  network  internet  culture  privacy  ethics  social-media  social-networking 
october 2010 by tsuomela
UCINET is a social network analysis program developed by Steve Borgatti, Martin Everett and Lin Freeman.
software  windows  network-analysis  graphs  social-networking  research  analysis  visualization 
september 2010 by tsuomela
Project ‘Gaydar’: An MIT experiment raises new questions about online privacy - The Boston Globe
Using data from the social network Facebook, they made a striking discovery: just by looking at a person’s online friends, they could predict whether the person was gay. They did this with a software program that looked at the gender and sexuality of a person’s friends and, using statistical analysis, made a prediction. The two students had no way of checking all of their predictions, but based on their own knowledge outside the Facebook world, their computer program appeared quite accurate for men, they said. People may be effectively “outing” themselves just by the virtual company they keep.
social  social-networking  social-media  facebook  privacy  research  statistics  ethics  culture  sex 
june 2010 by tsuomela
Technology Review: Blogs: arXiv blog: Best Connected Individuals Are Not The Most Influential Spreaders in Social Networks
By contrast, "a less connected person who is strategically placed in the core of the network will have a significant effect that leads to dissemination through a large fraction of the population."
networks  network-analysis  social-networking  social  modeling 
february 2010 by tsuomela
On Orbit | Social Space News and Networking
On Orbit is a space social networking site create by SpaceRef Interactive Inc.. This web site was created for you the user so that you can contribute in a community environment furthering the cause of human and robotic exploration of space.
space  astronomy  news  community  geology  geophysics  social-networking  exploration  human 
september 2009 by tsuomela
xkcd - A Webcomic - Apocalypse
the dead walk the earth and mathematicians race to get a lower Erdos number.
comic  humor  mathematics  social-networking  network 
june 2009 by tsuomela
Trampoline Systems - Products
Metascope is specialist software for organisational network analysis (ONA) and social network analysis (SNA) of large networks
software  social-networking  analysis  organization 
april 2008 by tsuomela
» ReputationHQ - Private, social networks for collaborative reputation management and Enterprise ORM.
ReputationHQ searches for your desired information and pulls in articles automatically every 10 minutes! We search across millions of websites including:
reputation  management  online  social  social-networking  networking 
march 2008 by tsuomela
Groundswell (Incorporating Charlene Li's Blog):
The future of social networks: Social networks will be like air
social-networking  future  trends  sociology 
march 2008 by tsuomela
Is the Tipping Point Toast? -- Duncan Watts -- Trendsetting
Duncan Watts dismantles the theory of 'connectors' or 'influentials' from Gladwell's Tipping Point and elsewhere.
social-networking  network  sociology 
january 2008 by tsuomela
How Technology Almost Lost the War: In Iraq, the Critical Networks Are Social — Not Electronic
article on history of network centric warfare and the shift to social network and social science tools for nationbuilding
social-networking  war  foreign-policy  iraq  history  military  military-indusrial-complex 
december 2007 by tsuomela
Youth Online 2007
Just The Facts About Online Youth Victimization
Researchers Present the Facts and Debunk Myths
youth  culture  online  social-networking 
may 2007 by tsuomela
Loopster — all your friends in one place!
Loopster enables you to import your friends from various social networks, connect them together and watch how they change.
social-networking  aggregator 
april 2007 by tsuomela
BlogStrings - the fun way to find new blogs and meet new bloggers!
BlogStrings is a new meeting site for bloggers and those who enjoy browsing blogs. BlogStrings is here to bring together bloggers and readers who share the same interests!
weblog-recommendations  community  social-networking 
april 2007 by tsuomela
ShowYourself Widget
Combine all your profiles on the web into one attractive widget that you can put on your blog, your myspace or anywhere on the web.
widget  social-networking  aggregator 
march 2007 by tsuomela
XFN - XHTML Friends Network
XFN™ (XHTML Friends Network) is a simple way to represent human relationships using hyperlinks.
microformats  xhtml  social-networking  weblog-tools 
january 2007 by tsuomela
Web based software for social networking based on location.
location  social-networking  webos 
july 2005 by tsuomela
Collect money for group purchasing, fundraising. — Fundable
Interesting website to aggregate people volunteering contributions until a goal is reached.
non-profit  p2p  social-networking  webos  collaboration  fundraising  money 
june 2005 by tsuomela - The most interesting stuff on the web
another style bookmark tagging system, specific to travel
social-networking  bookmarks  travel  tagging  folksonomy  delicious 
april 2005 by tsuomela
digg style bookmark tagging system.
social-networking  bookmarks  tagging  startup 
april 2005 by tsuomela
an automated search engine for people
search  social-networking 
april 2005 by tsuomela

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