Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Weblogs As Social Networking Catalysts

A great summary of why weblogs are critical social networking tools and a bung of valuable reference links. Lilia efimova sums it up in five points:

  1. Weblogs are online identities of their authors: by reading a weblog we learn about and connect with another person.

  2. Networking. By reading a weblog a reader gets introduced to a blog author network.

  3. Weblog networks serve as peer-filtering and recommendation engines: they help interesting ideas travel faster.

  4. Distributed conversations. Weblog conversations do exist, but they are distributed, difficult to track and different from other technology-mediated conversations.

  5. Connecting with community. By connecting with several weblogs belonging to a dense weblog network new blogger connects with a community.



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Reference: Mathemagenic [ Read more ]
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posted by Robin Good on Wednesday, June 16 2004, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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