Generation My Space

Here is a reference to a talk from Danah Boyd about Generation My Space. It is a deep dive into the fundamentals of social networking. Danah explains from multiple angles what social networks are, why they are reaching their tipping point and what their impact can be on education and educators. Very insightful. More on Danah’s blog.

Notes: social networks are fun, public, context-ware places/environments where teenagers like to hang out and talk. They represent an evolution of the internet from organizing content using topics (comp.lang.perl) to using a more ego-centrical organization scheme (example: my friends). Although they are similarities with traditional public place (bar, park and others), social networks are different and entail different rules of engagement and different notions of control.

I love Danah Boyd. She is just so smart!

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