Map Your Facebook Friends In a Few Clicks You know who your Facebook friends are, but can you visualize where they are? You might be surprised when you see "Where My Friends Be?" a Google Maps mashup with all of their locations pinpointed, showing you just how far-flung your friends really are. We've seen other Facebook/Google Maps mashups before, but this one's different from other friend-mappers. It's fast, it takes just a few seconds to click into, and suddenly it's dropping little pins all over the globe, showing you precisely where your pals reside. Says one of its developers, Ajay Mehta:
Programming options for kids Cult of Mac has an item about a six-year-old girl named Lim Xin Mei (above) who is learning computer programming. The article says she was using Applesoft BASIC on an old Apple II GS. Later she started using a Power Mac 7200 running an Apple II GS emulator. My 8-year-old daughter likes to write games using Scratch, but I think I should introduce her to a text-based programming language. I thought BASIC would be good language to start with, but then I realized I just wanted to do that because that's how I started programming decades ago.
How to Set up a Facebook Custom iFrame Landing Page Application Editor's Note: We wrote a more up-to-date article about creating custom Facebook tabs here. Facebook recently announced that they would be discontinuing their support of the Static FBML app in favor of iframes. From a marketing perceptive this is actually some great news as FBML was pretty restrictive on what was and wasn't allowed within Facebook. I decided to investigate how much of pain is involved in setting up a custom tab on Facebook using an iframe. As it turns out, it's actually not to difficult. Below is a video with setup instructions step-by-step and a screenshot guide if you don't want to watch the video.
JoSS: Journal of Social Structure The Journal of Social Structure (JoSS) is an electronic journal of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA). It is designed to facilitate timely dissemination of state-of-the-art results in the interdisciplinary research area of social structure. It publishes empirical, theoretical and methodological articles. JoSS publishes manuscripts that are focused on social structure-on the patterning of social linkages among actors. Who Really Uses Twitter, and How? Who Really Uses Twitter, and How? The Pew Research Center has released the findings (PDF) of their first study focused exclusively on Twitter. According to the report, Twitter is still a niche product used by 8% of U.S.
Twitter Art Network - the Big Players Twitter as an information service has developed rapidly since 2009. Most institutions have by now adopted a twitter account to distribute news and stay in touch with an audience. Especially in the art world museums and galleries started using the social networking platform, creating important nodes in the twitter univers. Some art institutions managed to attract a large fellowship with the @Tate for example having about 216,308 followers or the @MoMa with 388,670 followers. Graph by urbanTick / Major art museums have adopted twitter as a networking and news channel tool. This art institutions twitter social network is constructed from @ tweets and RT tweets as a directed network graph. Enchanting : Enchanting : Enchanting Enchanting Cards in Multiple Languages Enchanting cards are now available in: Thank you, translators, for your hard work! Enchanting v0.2 is out!
The 10 Facebook Privacy Settings You Need To Know After many iterations of our ultimate guide to Facebook privacy, we’ve decided to update it with the latest settings as Facebook privacy is still too complicated for many users. We’ve dissected the numerous settings in order to uncover the most important ones. Just as important as always are friend lists, the feature which enables you to segment all of your friends in to groups and then assign privacy settings to each of them. HOW TO: Track Social Media Analytics Social media is a relatively new phenomenon, but Delicious, Digg, StumbleUpon and other social media websites have become an increasingly important source of website traffic. This also creates a massive demand for data related to social media. Where are users coming from? What topics excite them? These are questions that, when answered, can be the difference between a successful website and a failed social media campaign. But social media analytics is young, and not many people know where to start.
How Twitter changed the face of dissent If its founders hadn't invented such a silly name for Twitter, it would almost certainly have been closed down by now. The name suggests the cheery inanity of birdsong: it does not imply a considered and coherent back-channel of radical dissent. Without tweets, twibbons and hashtags, however, the public might not be aware that officers of the law recently assaulted a wheelchair user and dragged him behind riot lines. Awesome Esri powered Flickr, Twitter Map Cloud by Alta4 Check out this very cool social media visualization service created by Alta4 powered by Esri map services. The app enables users to easily see tweets and flickr photos on a map.. very appealing! See labs.alta4gis.de/flickrcloud/ Notice the bookmarks on the right sidebar. scripting:tutorials:hello_world [Physion] Introduction This the classic “Hello World” example. Create a new file (or scene if you prefer) This is done through the app object: app.newFile();
5 Tools For Managing Your Facebook Fans Social networking allows the world to keep going in a massive conversation, but you might find that your company is having a bit of problem staying in touch with its fan base. So, here are seven customer service applications that allow you to quickly respond, stay in touch, and continue to enhance your brand’s presence on Facebook. Take a look at these products below. Announced last month, Assistly has enhanced and improved its ability to offer customer service support for businesses’ Facebook pages. Control and monitor the conversation – as well many other digital services – directly your desktop with their product. 10 Social Media Monitoring Tools for Measuring Social Media Analytics “I always tell people when they start talking about ROI on Social Media, well, what’s the Return On Ignoring?” - Jeffrey Hayzlett, Kodak. Social Media Monitoring ? That’s an often heard but a meaningless term to many of us, right ? Many think that there is no ROI to Social Media, and while this topic is up for debate, I’m saying – yes and no.