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2010-09-07 We Are The Network: Which Secrets will we Find in the Social Web?

September 5th, 2010

Which Secrets will we Find in the Social Web?

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This Week’s Topic

Which Secrets will we Find in the Social Web?

Personal information is now scattered throughout the web, stored in and exposed by thousands of social networks, millions of blogs, email lists and other collections. Systems like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter provide a mindbending amount of information about people and their relationships, and these are only the “big three” out of an ever growing number of “social” systems.

Marketers are, of course, digging in to this treasure trove of information to improve results, however we are likely at the very leading edge of understanding the impact of public social information. What will the social web expose about us on the personal, societal and species level? Will we learn things we never knew? Will we learn things we wished we never knew? Will it change the way public and corporate policy is developed and analyzed? How will it change the way we interact and relate to each other?

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Reading links below – have fun and see you soon!

Social Network Analysis, A Brief Introduction, OrgNet.com

Untangling the social web, The Economist

Social Network Analysis for Behavior Change, Tom Valente

Online Behavior Analysis and Modeling Methodology, Maj David Robinson (slideshow)

Bibliography of Research on Social Media Sites, compiled by Danah Boyd

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