The universe of social networks

May 23, 2011 § 3 Comments

The Geosocial universe

Infographic created by JESS3

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Playing with reality

April 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

What would happen if what people share in their social networks turns real? And best of all, if you could play with that? Well, if you like the idea of the twittersphere becoming a virtual universe, this is for you. Welcome to Tweet Land, the first set of videogames that plays with reality.

This is the teaser of Tweet Land, a video game in development, which will blend reality and fiction, by incorporating users’ real time activity in Twitter into the game’s narrative. This means that every time someone tweets something, these tweets will affect the gameplay of Tweet Land by triggering certain action-keywords.

TweetLand

via Kickstarter

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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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Truly social

February 12, 2011 § 3 Comments

Social media have proved to have faster reflexes than the traditional media, managing to play a significant role in spreading the news all around the world and revealing, thus, their truly social nature.

via Mashable

United States of the Internet

January 26, 2011 § 2 Comments

via Mashable

The art of visual storytelling

January 24, 2011 § 3 Comments

Each era needs its storyteller. From Homer to troubadours, African Griots and today’s storytellers, people love to narrate stories. The art of storytelling evolves with human evolution. From oral tradition to imagery. The beautifully narrated story of Wikipedia’s 10th anniversary reminded us just how difficult is to convey, in an easy and visually compelling way, content and meaning.

Jess3, the creative agency behind Wikipedia’s video, seems to not only know how to make  beautiful images, but also how to create semantic universes, as you can see in the following graph (displaying the thousands of Twitter applications which are available today).

Twitterverse

Or the next one, the Tree of -Blogging- Knowledge:

57% of people talk to people more online than they do in real life

January 20, 2011 § 7 Comments

These and more (scary) stats after the jump.

obsessed with facebook

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