background preloader

Social Media

Facebook Twitter

Three reasons why the “experts” are wrong about social media mea. List Of Top Social Media Network Sites. Social Media Networking really important for people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others.

List Of Top Social Media Network Sites

38 New Social Media Resources You May Have Missed. Another busy week at Mashable HQ has yielded another mega list of tools and resources for your reading pleasure.

38 New Social Media Resources You May Have Missed

Check out our Social Media section for tips on how turn any video viral, find out why the web loves cats so much, or simply determine what kind of geek you are. Tech & Mobile is packed with tools like top blogger templates, Photoshop tutorials, and tips for beginners when it comes to PHP programming. Business rounds out the list with how to use hashtags to boost you job search, great social media management tools, and some games for learning stock market strategy.

The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and JESS3. Twitter Literacy (I refuse to make up a Twittery name for it) : Howard Rheingold : City Brights. Post-Oprah and apres-Ashton, Twittermania is definitely sliding down the backlash slope of the hype cycle.

Twitter Literacy (I refuse to make up a Twittery name for it) : Howard Rheingold : City Brights

It’s not just the predictable wave of naysaying after the predictable waves of sliced-breadism and bandwagon-chasing. We’re beginning to see some data. Nielsen, the same people who do TV ratings, recently noted that more than 60% of new Twitter users fail to return the following month. To me, this represents a perfect example of a media literacy issue: Twitter is one of a growing breed of part-technological, part-social communication media that require some skills to use productively. Sure, Twitter is banal and trivial, full of self-promotion and outright spam. When I started requiring digital journalism students to learn how to use Twitter, I didn’t have the list of journalistic uses for Twitter that I have compiled by now.

10 Outstanding Social Media Infographics. Nobody has time to read anymore, right?

10 Outstanding Social Media Infographics

Every day we are all inundated with more and more information overload coming from credible and yet to be verified sources. Where can Internet users find relief? Answer: the infographic. Infographics are a wonderful mix of key data and visualization that can really bring the message home if put together correctly. So without further ado, we bring you our top 10 favorite social media infographics! Update: Check out our infographic design services. 21C Magazine. This is Your Brain Online: Recent Books on Cognition and Connection by Roy Christopher Roy Christopher recreating Peter Gabriel's 2nd LP.

21C Magazine

Image Source: Every once in a while our collective reliance on information technology initiates a corrective – or at least a thorough reassessment. In a sort of Moore’s Law of agentic worry, the intervals seem to be shortening as fast as the technology is advancing, and the latest wave is upon us. Here are several recent books on the subject. Media Practices: Digital Culture: New Term. Robots msn, chat ... smart child Differences in conversation: Limited responces conversation doesn't flow changing topic is hard, where as it wouldn't be in a person to person convo responces are quick and easy can Smart conversations with computers Smart bots can hold advanced conversation so it may seem as though you are having a genuine chat with another person as the conversation may flow as normal, however you are not.

Media Practices: Digital Culture: New Term

This is due to its programming; a word in a sentence can be a trigger to a response that the computer automatically gives. 5 Differences Between Social Media and Social Networking. Social Media … or Social Blogmarking? WEBLOGSKY: Jon Lebkowsky's Blog. Social networking under fresh attack as tide of cyber-scepticism sweeps US. The way in which people frantically communicate online via Twitter, Facebook and instant messaging can be seen as a form of modern madness, according to a leading American sociologist.

Social networking under fresh attack as tide of cyber-scepticism sweeps US

"A behaviour that has become typical may still express the problems that once caused us to see it as pathological," MIT professor Sherry Turkle writes in her new book, Alone Together, which is leading an attack on the information age. Turkle's book, published in the UK next month, has caused a sensation in America, which is usually more obsessed with the merits of social networking.

She appeared last week on Stephen Colbert's late-night comedy show, The Colbert Report. The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss. My life has been a series of questions and odd experiments.

The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

Here, horseback archery in Japan. (Photo: David West) The following is a sample chapter from my new book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. Any page numbers are from the print edition. Audio version is first, then the full text is below that. Enjoy! Listen to it on iTunes.Stream by clicking here.Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as.” Teens Turn to Social Coding to Protect Privacy on Social Nets. In certain teen social circles, it’s considered a subtle act of arrogance, a signifier of the loner, to use a solo photo of yourself for your Facebook profile.

Teens Turn to Social Coding to Protect Privacy on Social Nets

Digital natives may have earned their reputation as the “entitlement generation,” but apparently there are some social limits to their unabashed self-regard. Should I Say Thanks for Retweets? Yes.

Should I Say Thanks for Retweets?

When you feel it’s appropriate, go for it. No one likes an arrogant, self-absorbed, asshole (except people like me,oddly enough). Saying thanks is a quick, easy way to connect with new followers or people who enjoyed a post. Some people think saying thanks for retweets clutters up the Twitter stream with noise. I disagree. Saying thanks, whether you do it publicly or privately, shows gratitude and humility. Reading blogs takes time.

Attention, and Other 21st-Century Social Media Literacies (EDUCAUSE Review. © 2010 Howard Rheingold. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial License ( EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 45, no. 5 (September/October 2010): 14–24 Howard Rheingold ( is the author of Tools For Thought, The Virtual Community, Smart Mobs, and other books and is currently lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University. Comments on this article can be posted to the web via the link at the bottom of this page.


Open/Walled Garden(silo)