Social networking

Mobilization: Social Networking and Iranian Politics

On Twitter, Photos, Blogs and Iran's Politics

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an annual conference-holding entity, holding conferences on themes related to three areas of technology, entertainment, and design. It is owned by The Sapling Foundation, which aims to disseminate ideas and expert knowledge.

How Twitter can make history, a TED Talk by Clay Shirky (Link)

Monitoring: Internet and the Swine Flu

Modes of information dissemination: Case of Swine Flu (H1N1) outbreak of 2009

Visual monitoring (click picture to go directly to the site)

  • Google and CDC's Health Map: Global Disease Alert Map

HealthMap

Sample capture: June 16, 2009

Social Networking in Latin America

Social networking is an Internet phenomenon that allows users to connect and interact with friends, colleagues, or anyone with a shared interest. These sites can simplify communication over vast geographical boundaries, or as is the case on college campuses, very small ones. Another feature of the social networking sites is that they allow users to craft their own profiles, or public persona, for anonymous browsers to view. Formerly, one would need knowledge of web design to create a personal information page, but social networking makes the process easy. Users can make their own profiles private, but usually at least a picture is available to strangers.

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