Social Networking - Articles Archive
from November 25, 2007 to August 14, 2007

Is YouTube a usable site? Is YouTube unprecedented success due to its audience passion or to some clever navigation and interface design solution? Are YouTube users having a great user experience when using the most popular video sharing site in the world or are they frustrated ... read more

Paula Alexandra Silva and Alan Dix - British Computer Society - November 25, 2007

Last week Facebook announcement of a new range of social marketing options has given a good injection of innovation to the online advertising world, stuck, for already too long, on the stale, interruptive and unperforming banner-ad metaphor. Social, conversational advertising options, as Facebook has just ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - November 13, 2007

Seesmic, the new video communication platform being setup right now in San Francisco by Loic LeMeur, (presently open only to a limited group of invited beta users) is the first one that hints at pushing the envelope of video publishing and microblogging by creating a social ... read more

Robin Good - November 11, 2007

Is social networking good for education? The National School Boards Association (USA) in partnership with research firm Grunwald Associates LLC, and the support of Microsoft, Newscorp and >Verizon has just published a data-rich survey dissecting social and education related activity patterns by American students. ...And the ... read more

NSBA - National School Boards Association - NSBA - National School Boards Association - November 9, 2007

If you want to create, maintain and publish online databases, social lists, galleries or even interactive mash-up atlases as added-value content for your blog or website, you may very well want to take a look at Listphile. This simple, free, easy-to-use web application makes it a ... read more

Michael Pick - November 5, 2007

How to blog is something that a lot of us old hands take for granted, but for the beginner starting a blog can seem like a daunting tangle of questions and issues to be resolved. In this guide, I have gathered all of the essential resources ... read more

Michael Pick and Robin Good - November 4, 2007

While social networking giants such as MySpace and Facebook have been building huge online communities by utilizing proprietary approaches and protocols, a new group of companies led by Google is embracing an open standards approach to social networking that may indeed revolutionize social media as we ... read more

Robin Good - November 2, 2007

Are online conversations going to be increasingly driven by social media engines allowing infinite modular, dynamic and portable contexts to be created around any existing topic? Is contextually enhanced conversational marketing the golden path to a profitable future for social media outlets? By looking at how social ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - October 31, 2007

Personalized search is gaining in popularity, as information overload reaches a critical mass. Lijit takes this to the next level, allowing your site visitors to search across the variety of social networking platforms for your content, compounding your position as a trusted source of information. It would ... read more

Michael Pick - October 22, 2007

Design research is the avant-post through which in-depth analysis, questioning and experimentation gives way to new practices and effective new design methodologies. Design practitioner, researcher and innovator Liz Sanders has taken the time to take a snapshot at the state of design research around the world ... read more

Liz Sanders - MakeTools - October 19, 2007

Designing for the web today requires leveraging sound and well-tested information-design principles while increasing the amount of interaction and "social" components offered to your readers. The Web wave 2.0 has seemingly brought significant design innovation in the form of rounded corners, pastel colors, 3D embossed shiny ... read more

Ellyssa Kroski - InfoTangle - October 17, 2007

As music sells increasingly more through concerts than through CDs, content superstars, like Madonna and the Rolling Stones, show that serious revenues can be built around events, without music publishers, record companies or labels and without the need to push pricey locked CDs to your own ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - October 14, 2007

Experience design is an emerging field of study and research that is strongly connected to design, marketing and the ergonomics and usability aspects of a product. But how do you carry out experience design work, who are the best interpreters of this new art, and which ... read more

Elizabeth Sanders - MakeTools - October 12, 2007

How do we share, collaborate and cooperatively support each other effectively online? Are there ways and methods we can use to improve our online sharing and collaboration abilities? Joshua Porter, brings in another inspired short essay, this time focusing on what you need to do to ... read more

Joshua Porter - Bokardo - October 5, 2007

Online video editing capabilities continue to improve, and it is now relatively simple to remix your clips online. Kaltura, however, attempts to turn web video editing into a social activity, and does a good job of it. Ever since the release of JumpCut and Eyespot last year ... read more

Michael Pick - October 2, 2007

I have now been using wikis for over four years, and frankly I couldn't do without them anymore. Their ability to facilitate my frequent needs to create shared workspaces in which I can easily add, edit and upload information and files of all kinds makes them ... read more

Lee and Sachi Lefever - CommonCraft - September 30, 2007

"It seems passé today to speak of “the Internet revolution”. In some academic circles, it is positively naïve. But it should not be. The change brought about by the networked information environment is deep. It is structural. It goes to the very foundations of how liberal ... read more

Alan Moore - Communities Dominate Brands - September 22, 2007

Social media is often perceived by those inside the corporate world as something either too difficult to grasp or as an online time-waster targeted at teenagers. In reality, social media create an ever growing number of opportunities that allow companies to engage into real ... read more

Robin Good and Sami Viitamaki - September 16, 2007

Mashups are filled with technical challenges and that is why many technologists are attracted by them. The challenge of having to find new solutions to "old" technical issues while "inventing" new ways to mix and combine existing resources and tools is undoubtedly a very positive motivator ... read more

Duane Merrill - IBM - August 24, 2007

"Imagine if you took all the forums, groups and websites where you talk about all the different things you are interested in and put them in a single system. And then you upgraded them all so they made the most of new internet technology like Ajax ... read more

Michael Pick - August 14, 2007

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