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Social Media Impact

Today, I came across two articles that are both about the impact of social media. Well, one I had already heard about some time ago, but the write-up about “How Social Media Wound Up Costing $80,000” underscored what can happen … Continue reading
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What is the difference between social media and collaboration?

I still don’t really know what the term “social media” is supposed to refer to — to me, the entire Internet is one big social medium. To this date, I have yet to hear a passable operational definition of the … Continue reading
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Nearly everyone gets paid from fraud — but fraud hurts the ecosystem in a massive way

On the heels of “What Most People Don’t Know About Social Media” and “Number 9, Revisited“, John Battelle writes: There’s only so much time in the day, and only so many pages where actual human beings are really paying attention, … Continue reading
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Operational Definition: How to Define “Social Media”

Here is a relatively simple operational definition of “social media”: Any second-level domain that is registered by one organization in all (or a vast majority of) first-level domains. Continue reading

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Pollution wants to be free

You know that free stuff? Yea? Right: It’s garbage. Data don’t want to be free — they are freely available. When the sun first shone on the Earth, nobody had to pay for that. Data streams exist (whether you like … Continue reading
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The Bad Old Days of New Media

John Battelle fondly remembers “the way it used to be”, and goes out on a limb: I believe that the personal-site-based essay is making a comeback I won’t say that I totally disagree (after all, not only is remediary precisely … Continue reading
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From Newspapers to Pay Per Info

Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson have, in their For Immediate Release podcast episode #678, revisited topics related to brand journalism, advertorials and infomercials. These topics are indeed very important to consider in the current media landscape, and echo things I … Continue reading
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A more powerful internet could unleash economic and social possibilities

Yes, and — according to Al Gore: we need to protect the freedom of the internet against corporate control by legacy businesses that see it as a threat, and against the obscene invasions of privacy and threats to security from … Continue reading
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Blogs vs. Magazines (?)

Those who are familiar with my research in the field of information science will know that a big part of it involved terms for document types (also known as “Form” and “Genre” in the field of archives management). These terms … Continue reading Continue reading

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Social Media is a hoax

It’s now more than 2 years since Malcolm Gladwell wrote that seminal article in the New Yorker magazine: “Twitter, Facebook and social activism“. I neither agree nor disagree with what Mr. Gladwell said… but I did ask him whether he … Continue reading Continue reading

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