All must be shared to win the war

July 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

Twitter has followers, Facebook has causes and Google+ is the new cult.

Propaganda posters by Aaron Wood. « Read the rest of this entry »

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I am socially stoned

July 6, 2011 § 2 Comments

Well, we all know that all social media can be extremely addictive, but each one with a completely different way. Patrick Moberg compares each one of them with popular drugs and alcoholic beverages:

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It’s all about me

June 8, 2011 § 1 Comment

OK, we all know that Facebook is the shrine of narcissism and self-reference. And the apps that I am going to present are a tribute to the “cult of me”. But they are so well done that they are practically irresistible.

Deutsche Post’s Social Memories creates a booklet filled with infographics based on the public info on your Facebook profile. While the digital version of the booklet is free, you need to pay 19 € for the bound version in glossy paper.

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Intel’s Museum of Me, on the other hand, is a virtual exhibition of, well, you. Again using data from your public info it creates 3D gallery views of your photos, friends, words most used on your status updates, etc.

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Would you tell a stranger what you tell Facebook?

May 16, 2011 § 1 Comment

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Don’t give up on facebook just yet

May 3, 2011 § 2 Comments

The first email of the day said this:

That’s all Folks!
I am deleting my facebook account (at least for the moment) because I am bored of it.

[goes on to give me us – all of his facebook friends- his new contact details].

And he’s not the first to do so. Infact, the number of my facebook friends is on a downward slope, at least for the last six months. People are getting fed up with Facebook. Has it simply run its course, like Friendster and myspace before it? Are people tired of all the overexposure? Are the original Facebook users maturing into Twitter users? Or is it simply because our Facebook newsfeeds usually look like this:

this is why I don't use Facebook

There are those, though, that are not ready to give up without a fight. Yo Zuck! Implement this is a tumblr blog with ideas on how to improve Facebook. It includes realistic, common sense suggestions that would indeed improve user experience. For example this one would be really helpful to me since my Japanese friends have the weird habit of writing in, well, japanese:

translate facebook status updates

Newsfeed illustration via Thought Catalog. Link to Yo Zuck! via freeweird.

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From behind

April 19, 2011 § 1 Comment

Can you imagine how Twitter and Facebook would look like from behind? I am sure you can’t. Designers Jeff Lam and Josephine Yatar present in their blog Back of a Webpage a different and very creative ‘back view’ of most of our favourite websites.  youtube

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Social networks from the Enlightenment

April 3, 2011 § 1 Comment

Long before Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, there was the Republic of Letters —  a self-proclaimed intellectual community of writers, scholars and other thinkers in the late 17th and 18th century in Europe and America, that managed to cross national boundaries and bring together, among others, the philosophers of the Enlightenment.Republic of letters

This vast community of intellectuals and philosophers, which included literary figures such as Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Carl Linnaeus, Isaac Newton, Gottfried Leibniz, and Denis Diderot, was the subject of a project by a team of students and professors from Stanford University. They used geographical imaging to display how this early social network and its various sub-networks intermingled and evolved over time. The Republic of Letters is perhaps an early example of what social network truly means- exchange knowledge and information.

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