DailyDirt: Deconstructing Social Networking

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Social networks are clearly a very fashionable field of study right now because they provide an unprecedented volume of records for human interactions that can be mined for trends and correlations... and marketing strategies. Figuring out how viral messages spread could teach us how to educate our peers or to notify people about emergencies or to advertise caffeinated beverages. Here are just a few studies on how people behave in online communities. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

Filed Under: advertising, marketing, online communities, psychology, research, social networks, twitter bots, viral
Companies: facebook, twitter

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    Shmerl, 6 Jul 2012 @ 12:48am

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    I can't say Diaspora "suffers" from it. Most people find it an interesting difference to other networks where they know lots of people already. But may be it slows the growth of the network, since some are hesitant and leave FB and etc. behind. Either way, Diaspora continues to grow, even if not very fast.

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