Is MySpace really the ghetto of social networks? Are the people using Facebook really smarter? Researcher danah boyd (who does not capitalize her name, a la bell hooks) seeks to answer these questions, at least where teenagers are concerned, in a new paper, “White Flight in Networked Publics? How Race and Class Shaped American Teen Engagement with MySpace and Facebook.”Read More
There’s An Owl For That, Facebook Dismantles Walled Garden, MySpace Shuts Down Imeem, and Google Finally Goes Real-time.Read More
If you haven’t heard Google announced they will be launching Real-time search. It will essentially be your regular search results that will integrate relevant content that you produce on social networks. The networks will include Facebook (only public pages and Fan pages), MySpace, and of course Twitter. Here is a short video that shows exactly what it is:Read More
I’ve never really paid much attention to iLike or LaLa in the past, but it seems these two services are going to play an important role making music available to fans on the web, regardless of where they actually hang out. Myspace, Facebook, and Google are all using iLike and LaLa to power their latest music initiatives and expand their offerings.Read More
Well, a lot of people got invites, but I wasn’t one of them. According to many who actually did get invites, Wave is not all it’s cracked up to be. Sure, it’s an awesome service for collaboration, but it’s not something that’s going to replace Twitter, FriendFeed, or Facebook. Seems like it’s just a little too realtime and comes up a little short in providing the user with tools to manage it effectively. Some think Wave is overhyped while others are begging for invites like the crackhead in Menace to Society. Check out Wayne’s Wave screencast . (Wave details)Read More
Call 911 in An Emergency? Nah, Just Update Your Facebook Status
Two young girls, lost in a drain, chose to update their Facebook status rather than call for help.
The 10- and 12-year-old girls updated a Facebook status to say they were lost in a drain on Honeypot Road at Hackham in Adelaide’s southern suburbs on Sunday night.Read More