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  • Clive 10:40 am on May 18, 2008 Permalink
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    Research ethics and social networking 

    Science of the Invisible: Research Ethics in the MySpace Era

    A better analogy for research on social networking Web sites would be research on newspaper personal ads. Similar to a MySpace profile, the information is intended to be available to the public and invites correspondence. Both the personal ad and a MySpace profile may contain very personal and intimate information, but this information has been
    selected by its owner to be published in a public forum. The “subjects” might claim that they did not intend for the information to be used for research purposes, but they could not plausibly claim that the information was private.

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  • Clive 4:36 pm on January 12, 2008 Permalink
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    cultural identity’s facebook page 

    Link to the facebook page where the blog is integrated.

    http://mmu.facebook.com/pages/?id=6634183660

     
  • Clive 2:02 pm on December 10, 2007 Permalink |
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    Facebook about to implode 

    BBC – Radio 4 – iPM – Saving Face ( Book )

    Is Facebook about to implode? It has been a bad few days for the business. The CEO has had to apologise for introducing a scheme that many users felt gave away too much information about them. Elsewhere, more firms are blocking the site to help improve productivity and the warnings continue that some users ( and there are sixty miilion of them ) are putting up way too much private information about them on their profiles. Still,
    this week saw the launch of a new Facebook magazine and only a few days ago the Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing invested $60 million in the business. For some then, the future looks good. For others, facebook is a fad that’s on its way out.

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  • Clive 2:28 pm on November 16, 2007 Permalink |
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    CMC Special Issue 

    Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

    Abstract

    Social network sites (SNSs) are increasingly attracting the attention of academic and industry researchers intrigued by their affordances and reach. This special theme section of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication brings together scholarship on these emergent phenomena. In this introductory article, we describe features of SNSs and propose a comprehensive definition. We then present one perspective on the history of such sites, discussing key changes and developments. After briefly summarizing existing scholarship concerning SNSs, we discuss the articles in this special section and conclude with considerations for future research.

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  • Clive 3:00 pm on October 21, 2007 Permalink |
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    Reconfiguring friendships: social relationships and the internet 

    Abstract

    Debate on the social role of the Internet has centred on whether its use will tend to isolate or connect individuals, undermining or reinforcing social ties. This study moves away from this focus on more or less connectivity to explore the degree to which people use the Internet to make new friends and, thereby, reconfigure their social networks. The analysis identifies those who create new ties through the Internet and investigates under what conditions these online ties migrate to face to face settings. The analysis is based on data from the 2005 Oxford Internet Survey (OxIS), a national probability sample survey of individuals aged 14 and over in Britain. The findings indicate that about 20 per cent of Internet users have met new friends online, and about half of these individuals go on to meet one or more of these virtual friends in person. Sociodemographic characteristics, such as being single, shape patterns of Internet use, and are related to the greater propensity of some individuals to make online social relationships. However, experience with the Internet and the ways people choose to use the Internet, such as for chatting or communicating more generally, are most directly associated with who makes new connections over the Internet and who does not. These findings suggest that the Internet plays an important role in reconfiguring the social networks of many users. Also, multivariate analyses indicate that the dynamics of online friendships are driven more by the idiosyncratic digital choices made by users of the Internet than by any mechanistic social or technological determinism.
    DOI: 10.1080/13691180701657949
     
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