Social networking structure

Posted on: March 3, 2010

As proposed by Beth Kanter who looks at non-profit social, media socialgood, scholar networks and network weaving. This is where I got the resources from.

Could trial and error proposed by Parlov’s dog theory about classical conditioning, be used as an element to encourage curiousity, andc involvement?

Effective way of showing peoples involvement specifically in social networking.

What is the popular culture here?: Music, fashion, gadgets, communication via phones, and networking sites, news, computer games.

With this project so far gathering all types of information on social interaction and looking into social networking (being the user), I’m beginning to realise that take for instance Facebook’s social content is connecting people and allowing them to communicate between each other on a mass scale rather than on a one to one basis. Through creating links between people by suggesting the user to other people in their group of friends, creating a social ‘buzz’ and so on and so forth creating a network and community. looks at connecting people through music tastes, by showing a list of people who have the same selection of ‘loved’ tracks and ‘compatibility’ between same genre they have either in their stored hardware or loved track on the website. The site also tries to connect people through a ‘recent activity bar’ and ‘listening’ that links people to the album the user is listening to at the time (specifies down to single track).

Some online examples. She later goes on to talk about social affinity, where if it was high affinity (stronger intimate links) the stronger the influence and spread of information occurred.

Success: Not only is the content relevant to creating links between people (e.g.: interests), but also the kind of attention we give and share (check note book for Facebook vs Twitter comparison). Facebook only allows accepted friends to interact with the information on their Facebook accounts, where as Twitter you are able to tweet at anyone and anyone can tweet back at you even if both are not following each other. Unlike other social networks Facebook suggests other users by making a connection between the users  extended circle of friends. A loose linking website MySpace allows users to find people they want to connect with and provides active text based content for other users to communicate on their friend’s profile, providing the user the option to edit the appearance of their web page. Chatroulette  allow users to talk to anyone in the world and can leave whenever they want, which can either lead to no contact at all, or a stronger connection is formed through more personalised social networking websites (Facebook).

List of comparisons between some social networking websites.

Mapped out pages to show in illustrations:


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