Category Archives: Social Networks
Textfiles.com brings us a 1982 assessment of the “golden age” and subsequent decline of Bulletin Board Systems: What ever happened to real bulletin-board systems?
I blogged before (see A Calculating People, February 23, 2012) about the release yesterday of the 1940 census records. Today, the Web site of the National Archives and Records Administration displays an apology for the difficulties people had in accessing the web site, … Continue reading →
According to eMarketer, there will be 1.43 billion social network users in 2012, a 19.2% increase over 2011.
From comScore’s just-released 2012 U.S. Digital Future in Focus Social: Social Networking accounted for 16.6 percent of all online minutes at the end of 2011 and is on track to surpass Portals as the most engaging online activity in 2012. … Continue reading →
Researchers at MIT and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, modeling the diffusion of social contagion by studying the spread of Twitter from 2006 to 2009, have found that “the site’s growth in the United States relied primarily … Continue reading →
“…modern journalism was born via a precursor of the blog. Nobles, such as Cardinal Mazarin, hired their own “journalists” to report on scandal and sex in the city.