– Social Networks

Notes and key words obtained in this week’s lecture.

Social Networks a range of approaches and considerations.

TED website – a podcast that talks about ideas and new things.


What constitues a social network?

  • chatting
  • having fun
  • communication


Key Term:

– Taxonomy

– Folksonomy: The people are ordering the information. The users place something in order. For example; Google, Amazon, Reddit

– User reviews, tagging photos, making links


Clay Shirky talks about cognitive surplus.

– free time and talents

– very good at consuming

LOLCATZ – communcal value

USHAIDI – civic value

RUDETUBE – an example of these values


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