Category Archives: social networks

Two new publications, new research project, looking to hire

A lot has happened since my last post, and the selected publications page has been updated to reflect this. I am very pleased to announce that my work looking at cross-language linking in the blogosphere following the 2010 Haitian earthquake, … Continue reading

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Google Friend Connect

Google Introduces Social Bar http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2009/02/12/google-introduces-social-bar Google Friend Connect http://www.google.com/friendconnect/ Blog example using Google Friend Connect http://blog.go2web20.net/ Xoopit adds Facebook data to Gmail http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2009/02/hands-on-xoopit-pokes-gmail-adds-it-to-facebook.ars I’m not jumping on the bandwagon yet; however, I think Google Friend Connect shows good innovation. In … Continue reading

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Facebook Turns Five

Facebook Clocks Fifth Birthdayhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7868403.stm Facebook is Fivehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/02/facebook_is_five.html Facebook turned five on February 4th. There really is not anything new to report, and most of the articles are simple summaries of Facebook’s development. I liked the above BBC articles. One looks … Continue reading

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Location (Again)

Did Google Just Kill All the Other Mobile Social Networks?http://www.nytimes.com/external/readwriteweb/2009/02/04/04readwriteweb-did_google_just_kill_all_the_other_mobile_social_.html Google Latitude: Ready to Tell Your Friends (and Google) Where You Are?http://www.nytimes.com/external/readwriteweb/2009/02/04/04readwriteweb-google_latitude_location_aware.html Google Maps Goes Socialhttp://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/02/04/google-maps-goes-social/?mod=rss_WSJBlog?mod= Tracking Friends the Google Wayhttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB123371579418246547.html Privacy fears over Google trackerhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7872026.stm I still do plan … Continue reading

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Facebook and Issues of Trust

There‚Äôs something going down on Facebook. Pay attention.http://squaredpeg.com/index.php/2008/12/18/facebook-pay-attention/ Facebook nudity policy draws nursing moms’ irehttp://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98941323 Trouble in Twitterlandhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/01/twitter_arrives.html Gaza crisis spills onto the webhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7827293.stm I’m behind on news, sorry. Here is a reflection on a few older stories. I have … Continue reading

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Read and Watch Together

Digital Planet (BBC) 5 Jan. 2009http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/digitalp/digitalp_20090106-1232a.mp3 Bill Burger – Copyright in a New Light (IT Conversations)http://feeds.conversationsnetwork.org/~r/channel/itc/~5/504738233/ITC.TOC-BillBurger-2008.02.11.mp3 OpenSophiehttp://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/?view=Webcast&ID=20080303_235 Digital Planet reported on new technologies to allow users to watch videos at the same time and comment in real time via chat. … Continue reading

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Other News

Legal Papers Served via Facebookhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7785004.stm Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suitshttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB122966038836021137.html Penny web auctions under scrutiny (Are they gambling?)http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7793054.stm The Secrets of Marketing in a Web 2.0 World (Online use trends. What do users want?)http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122884677205091919.html In addition to normal blog … Continue reading

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Niche Net

The BBC reported today on efforts to better search results by considering the demographics of the searcher. For example, if the searcher is of a certain ethnicity and searches for a keyword word, the results that other searchers of the … Continue reading

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Sharing More and Sharing From New Mediums

TV+Social Networks:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122461909287855339.html#video%3D20738B02-F2E2-4539-8209-B5800152582B%26articleTabs%3Darticle Tracking Minutiae: The New Examined Life, Online Statististicshttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB122852285532784401.html BBC Click! episode that aired around 8-Dec-2008. You may now chat with other movie viewers while watching via your BuleRay Internet ready player. In addition, new sites are popping up … Continue reading

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