Category Archives: Social Networks

Facebook Launched

Ten year ago today, Harvard Sophomore Mark Zuckerberg launched “Thefacebook” from his dorm room. Membership was initially restricted to students of Harvard College, and within the first month, more than half the undergraduate population at Harvard was registered on the service. … Continue reading

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Evan Williams: “The Internet makes human desire more easily attainable” (Video)

Evan Williams on the democratization of knowledge and the organizing principle of the Internet. “For the last 15 years, Evan Williams has made it easy for non-geeks to find their voice online. He cofounded Blogger in 1999, Odeo in 2004, Twitter … Continue reading

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Lifecycle of a Twitter Rumor (Infographic)

  Source: World Economic Forum

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The History of Twitter from twttr to IPO (Infographic)

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Social Networks and Loneliness

“I share, therefore  I am” Source:

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Do You Reveal Too Much About Yourself on Social Media? [Infographic]

Source: AllTwitter/NextAdvisor

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Big Data in the Age of the Telegraph

Caitlin Rosenthal writes in “Big Data in the Age of the Telegraph,” McKinsey Quarterly, March 2013: “In 1854, Daniel McCallum took charge of the operations of the New York and Erie Railroad. With nearly 500 miles of track, it was one of … Continue reading

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The First Social Network

Today in 1978, the first public dial-up Bulletin Board System, the Computerized Bulletin Board System, or CBBS, went online. It was developed by Ward Christensen and Randy Suess and reportedly connected more than 250,000 callers before it was finally retired with … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take to Build an App?

How Long Does it Take to Build an App? infographic by Angelina.

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How Professors Use Social Media

  Source: Best Colleges Online

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