- "Social networking is that rare sector of the economy that seems to be booming in the midst of the recession." ~Knowledge@Wharton
- "It's strange -- you know, the Net is denounced as austere, the product of the engineering mentality, so forth and so on. It's the most feminine influence that Western civilization has ever allowed itself to fall under the spell of. The troubadors of the fourteenth century were as nothing compared to the boundary-dissolving, feminizing, permitting, nurturing nature of the Net. Maybe that's why there is an overwhelming male preference for it, in its early form, because that's where that was needed. But it is Sophia, it is wisdom, it is the penetrating archetypal female logos of the world-soul, leading us away from what was very sharp-edged and uncomfortable and repressive to our creativity and our sexuality and our relationships to each other and to the Earth." ~Terence McKenna, 1998
- "The value of a social network is defined not only by who's on it, but by who's excluded." ~Paul Saffo
social networking [HSW]; virtual community; social news sites; blogosphere
social networking; mass collaboration, virtual communities, online reputation management
4chan, ancestry.com (genealogy), BeliefNet, CaringBridge, Digg [HSW], Facebook [HSW: intro, myths, quiz (10), scams], Friendster [HSW], LinkedIn, match.com (online dating), MySpace [HSW: intro, quiz (10)], Second Life (avatar), Tumblr, Twitter [HSW: intro, myths, quiz (10), Tweetups]
I Can Has Cheezburger?; LOLcats (LOLCat Bible Translation Project)
Past, Present, Future. Part 1. 1985-2002: CompuServ, Prodigy & The Well); Part 2. Web 2.0 (blogs, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook), Realtime (Twitter), and mobile (FourSquare); Part 3. predictions
Explore the Social Network Planet
Infographic: The Geosocial Universe
Study says Internet (social networking) makes youth more engaged citizens
Online communities mapped by size
The Race to Build a PageRank for the Social Web Continues
TED Conversations! connects people for conversation, collaboration and debate
Blogs Wane as Youths Drift to Other Sites (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr)
So Much for Reinventing Ourselves Online
You Need to use Social Services to Understand Them
Study: Americans spending more time on Facebook; online gaming overtakes e-mail
Browser Plug-In Will Delete Your Ex From Internet
First look at “revolutionary” social news iPad app: Flipboard
Tips for Managing Social Media Information Overload
Swipely Opens to Public, But Are People Ready to Broadcast What They Buy?
Personal data stores and pub/sub networks (social streams may eclipse RSS, but the blogosphere's roots run deeper)
Social Gaming Market Reaches Its Final Stage…and It’s Not Looking Pretty
Can Technology Make or Break a Relationship?
The Many Faces of You
(Google) Determined to Crack the Social Code
Hunch.com Might Know Your Personal Tastes Better Than You Do
Are social networking sites good for our society?
Duke Winces as a Private Joke ('fake thesis') Slips Out of Control
Hit-and-run victim was quiet and dependable, co-workers say
Los Angeles Teacher Ratings (database); (LA) Family still gathering information about reason for teacher's suicide
More Stories Of People Arrested For Making Joke Threats On Social Networks
Attackers Moving to Social Networks For Command and Control
The Web Means the End of Forgetting
Manipulation of the Crowd: How Trustworthy Are Online Ratings?
The Other Social Network (Columbia Univ.)
CollegeOnly, a Social Network Just for the University Set
Social Networking for Cars
Telling the world you're here, there and everywhere
Making Lunch a Social Networking Game
Flipboard iPad app lets your friends recommend what to read
From Apple, a Step Into Social Media for Music
Apple’s ‘Ping’ Social Network Is Already Too Big to Fail
Digg’s Decline, Illustrated
Can Digg Find Its Way in the Crowd?
Online Giving Meets Social Networking
Untangling the social web: From retailing to counterterrorism...
Google to Add Social-Network Elements
Huddler takes online communities to next level
Microsoft continues Windows Live's social push
Wannabe Cool Kids Aim to Game the Web's New Social Scorekeepers (Rank Users' Online 'Influence')
Is Tasty Labs the Next Great Social Play?
Facebook dominant, but not the only social network
A New Social Network Where Inquiring Minds Run Wild (Quora)
Cisco rolls out social network monitoring software (SocialMiner)
Start-Up Plans a More Personal Social Network ('Path')
On A 'Path' To Nowhere
A Facebook Founder Begins a Social Network (Jumo) Focused on Charities
LH: Five Best Book Recommendation Services
HSW: What are the pros and cons of social networking sites?
HSW: Why do people share embarrassing information online?
HSW: Are people more honest or dishonest on social networks?
HSW: Are social networking sites addictive?
HSW: Are there cliques on social networking Web sites?
HSW: Do social networking sites improve your ability to network in real life?
HSW: How did a programmer find sex offenders on MySpace?
HSW: What does it mean when no one adds you back on a social network?
HSW: Is happiness contagious in online social networks?
Internet Privacy 101 - Your Safety Guide to Social Networking
HSW: How Chat Rooms Work
HSW: How to Start a Social Networking Site
Disney Acquires Social Network For Kids Togetherville
A Baby Photo Becomes an Internet Meme
Families urged to keep kids safe over Internet
72 pct of parents monitor their teens on social sites, says survey
Court Rejects Probation Rules On Teen That Ban Him From Using Social Networks Or Instant Messaging Programs
4 Effective Tools for Monitoring Your Child's Online Safety
Togetherville Helps Parents, Kids, And Schools Connect With New ‘Communities’ Feature
Parents Say Social Networks Don’t Protect Childrens’ Privacy
When Should We Introduce Social Media to Kids?
Virginia Poised to Ban Teacher-Student Texting, Facebooking
The Internet Generation Prefers the Real World
Hey Teach, Get off the Facebook: School Bans Teacher-Student Friendships
More seniors using online social networking
Cyberspace When You’re Dead
As Facebook Users Die, Ghosts Reach Out
Can Twitter and Facebook deal with their dead?
Online memorials: Internet adds new dimension to grieving process
HSW: Why is NASA seeking out the MySpace generation?
HSW: Top 10 Social Networking Sites for Parents
HSW: Are you too old for social networking?
HSW: What happens to all my social networking information when I die?
Obamas take anti-bullying message to Facebook
Keeping Women Safe (from street harassment) Through Social Networking (Ihollaback.org)
A Patrol for the Web’s Playgrounds (moderators aim to keep Web sites free of cyberbullies)
As Bullies Go Digital, Parents Play Catch-Up
Rethinking Bullying: Kids Don't See It As Bullying
Help Stop Bullying, U.S. Tells Educators
Obama on Twitter, Cyberbullying, the Internet: Play Nice
Technology has unleashed ugliness in us (Rutgers; Tyler Clementi)
Legal Debate Swirls Over Charges in a Student’s Suicide
Before a Suicide, Hints in Online Musings
Private Moment Made Public, Then a Fatal Jump
Rutgers student's suicide shows dire consequence, ease of bullying in digital age
Is This Webcam Spying Victim Tyler Clementi's Last Call for Help?
Q&A: Rumors, Cyberbullying and Anonymity
Some Ways to Thwart an Online Bully
Victoria Police serve intervention (cyberbullying restraining order) on Facebook
Despite Living Online, Teenagers Don't Want to "Like" Your Company on Facebook
Should Employers Be Allowed to Ask for Your Facebook Login?
Your Résumé, for All to See
Employees Flout Social Network Security Policies
How to Get Fired on Facebook: you think your First Amendment rights extend to what you say on Facebook or Twitter? Think again.
Feds: Woman illegally fired over Facebook remarks
Who's Facebooking at Work? Everybody
Facebook Data Center Is Boon for Oregon Town (Prineville)
Turning Your Company Into a Social Animal
Firings for Alleged Social-Media Infractions Sometimes Backfire on Companies
Insurers Test (social network) Data Profiles to Identify Risky Clients
How to tame the social network at work: What you don't know -- or refuse to learn -- about social networking could undermine your business
Compliance clarity finally lets financial advisors use social media
Debt Collectors Stalking, Publicly Shaming People Through Facebook
Should You Search Social Media Sites for Job Candidate Information?
SMBs (small&medium biz) Embrace Social Media and Pay the Price
As the Web Turns (P&G advice site for men)
Marketers Can Glean Private Data on Facebook
Facebook's Web of Frenemies (hiring, partnerships)
How Does Facebook Make Money?: ads, gifts, partnerships (Zynga, Bing), user data [HSW]
Facebook Plans to Make Money by Selling Your Data
The Facebook Money Machine
These Digital Trainers Know How to Motivate
HSW: How to Use Social Networking for Your Business
HSW: How do social networking sites make money?
HSW: Are social networks good for job productivity?
Russia Wants Social Media Sites To Be Liable For User Content To Avoid Middle East-Style Protests
The Fallacy of Facebook Diplomacy: Why "21st Century Statecraft" -- the idea that America can use the Internet to influence global events -- is more dream than reality
Gladwell Still Missing the Point About Social Media and Activism
It's Not Twitter or Facebook, It’s the Power of the Network (Tunisia, Egypt)
Nation’s Political Pulse, Taken Using Net Chatter
Facebook: The Politician's Friend? Analysis: Winners in hot races had more "friends" than their opponents.
The Facebook Skeletons Come Out (politics)
Facebook Politicians Are Not Your Friends
Breyer says justices must adapt to Facebook world
Palestinian held for Facebook criticism of Islam
Saudi Arabia blocks Facebook over moral concerns
Why the revolution will not be tweeted
Make the RevolutionSorry, Malcolm Gladwell, the revolution may well be tweeted
Gladwell discovers it takes more than 140 characters to overturn a government
Twitter Shuts Out Political Advertisers, For Now
US Gov't Relying On 'Narcissistic Tendencies' To Get People To Accept Facebook Friend Requests To Spy On You
Philippine police say Facebook use spurring sex crimes
North Korea reportedly joins Facebook
In Social Media Postings, a Trove for Investigators
Facebook Linked To One In Five Divorces in the United States
The anti-social network: boys jailed for $26m 'Crimebook' scam
Online Detectives Can Unmask Mr. or Ms. Wrong
Facebook revealed husband as bigamist
The real Facebook burglaries story
How spammers will poison your social network
film: Minority Report; 'Pre-crime' Comes to the HR Dept.
MySpace, LinkedIn, YouTube
CHART OF THE DAY: The Utter Collapse Of MySpace
For Myspace, a Redesign to Entice Generation Y
WSJ: ‘Ridiculous’ to Say We Killed Tough MySpace Story
After Twitter, LinkedIn Now Also Blocked In China
LinkedIn Launches Student Career Mapping (Career Explorer)
Visualize your LinkedIn network with InMaps
Stupid Teenage Tricks, for a Virtual Audience
YouTube Gives Users Their 15 Minutes of Fame
The Half-Life Of A YouTube Video Is 6 Days
Sharing Online (Tumblr), but With More Than 140 Characters
Web Faceoff: Facebook Groups vs. Twitter Lists
Website Ranks Most Influential Tweeters
Twitter is NOT a Social Network, Says Twitter Exec
Stephen Colbert-Inspired Site "Truthy" Is a Swift Boat Torpedo for Twitter Users
I Tweet, Therefore I Am
Twelve Twitter Types
Twitter to Start Selling Followers
Why Is Twitter So Popular in Brazil?
- "If Facebook were a country, it would now be the 6th most populous in the world." ~InsideFacebook.com
TIME's 2010 Person of the Year: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg
Will Facebook replace company Web sites?
No Facebook friends for Obama girls
How not to use Facebook as a burglary tool (photo w/ stolen goods on victim's FB page)
Egyptian father names his daughter “Facebook” after revolution
Facebook stalk much? Breakup Notifier application garners more than 100,000 users overnight
Police Chief to Parents: Hack Your Kids’ Facebook Accounts
Countries where Facebook is not, yet, king (China, Russia, Brazil, Iran,...)
Too much Facebook gets nun banished from order
Facebook Will Help Power Artificial Intelligence In Ten Years
World Map Of Social Networks Shows Facebook’s Ever-Increasing Dominance
Congress Grills Zuckerberg On Plans To Share User Addresses, Cell Numbers
Facebook’s New, Simple and Essential Safety Feature
Facebook-deprived man sues for $500K
Facebook hype will fade
Why I Don't Use Facebook (Facebook is basically AOL with a different layout and all the same retro problems.)
Facebook Wins Relatively Few Friends in Japan
A Facebook (college) ‘Welcome’ That May Not Be (roomsurf.com)
With Facebook Claiming the Word ‘Face’ (trademark), Some Alternatives
Can Anything Stop The Facebook Juggernaut?
Tim Berners-Lee: Facebook could fragment web
Would e-mail transform Facebook, or vice versa?
Queen to launch British Monarchy page on Facebook
What Facebook Apps Really Know About You
Guide for teen-proofing Facebook released
Winklevoss Twins Negotiating With Zuckerberg Over Facebook
Facebook Groups: Five Tips for Simple Social Networking
How Facebook Can Become Bigger In Five Years Than Google Is Today
Facebook Embraces Group Chat and Lets You Export, Too
Eventbrite Makes Events More Social By Meshing Deeper With Facebook
Facebook Is Secretly Building A Phone
The Seven Best “Why Facebook Is Down” Cracks
How Facebook fixed the site: they turned it off and on again. Literally
Gene Weingarten: I hate Facebook sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much. . .
Five myths about Facebook
Digital Diplomacy; Facebook, YouTube used as weapons in Kashmir fight
Klout Adds Facebook Data to Its Influence Graph
Your Memories Will Be Rewritten: Mozilla's Raskin Says Product Placement is Coming Soon to Your Facebook Photos
Facebook is 'killing privacy for commercial gain'
Why Facebook is selling you out -- and won't stop
Is Facebook evil or merely incompetent?
Facebook Changes Photo Memories to No Longer Show Your Ex-Boyfriends or Ex-Girlfriends
Is Facebook Outing Gay Users to Advertisers?
Facebook voyeurism a part of workplace life: report
Google Engineer Builds Facebook Disconnect
Facebook looks to grow Vietnam presence
Facebook + Bing: The Good, the Bad, the Incontinent: Do you really want to rely on the wisdom of your crowd by linking your searches with your Facebook friends?
Facebook in Privacy Breach: Top-Ranked Applications Transmit Personal IDs
Facebook: Where genius was 1% inspiration, 99% timeliness
The Facebook Searchers
Facebook's new groups feature worries some
"Deleted" Facebook photos still not deleted: a followup
Facebook’s Fundamental Flaw, And Why Its New Groups Misses The Mark
Top reason for Facebook unfriending: Too many useless posts
Love Google. Hate Facebook. Here’s Why
5 Reasons Facebook Has Us More Out of Touch Than Ever
Facebook Prevents Users From Sending Suspicious Friend Requests To Strangers
Girl posts public birthday party invite on Facebook, gets 21,000 replies
Six Reasons Why I’m Not On Facebook
Deleted Facebook and MySpace Posts Are Discoverable--Romano v. Steelcase
How to Fall Flat on Your Facebook
The Social Network (Facebook movie)
movie: The Social Network [IMDb: trailer; 2:30] (Japanese animated spoof; 1:42)
'Social Network' weaves a complex Web (film review)
The World Where You Aren’t What You Post (film review: Catfish; the other Facebook movie)
Mark Zuckerberg tells the biggest Difference Between “The Social Network” And what actually happened
Facebook Co-Founder Speaks Publicly: What I Learned From Watching “The Social Network”
Sorkin vs. Zuckerberg: ‘The Social Network’ is wonderful entertainment, but its message is actually kind of evil
Film Version of Zuckerberg Divides Generations
Zuckerberg: Non-Evil Non-Genius?
Early Facebook employee: The Social Network is ‘just wrong’
Facebook Movie Gets Overwhelmingly Positive Reviews, But Will People Go See It?
WSJ: The More Exciting Story of Facebook
[Video] If Other Directors Made The Social Network