DailyDirt: Deconstructing Social Networking

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

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.

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Jul 2012 @ 5:50am

    Erm all Facebook is good for is gifting on video games lol.. Plus the 5000 limit is lame :( I hit that ages ago for my SHC.

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