Have you googled yourself today?
The practice of “googling” someone is becoming more widespread in today’s search engine-driven world.
Teens and Social Media
More teens are creating and sharing material on the internet. 28% of online teens have blogs, up from 2004 with growth fueled almost entirely by girls. “Super communicators” rise as email fades as a tool for teens.
The Ever-Changing Footprint of a Report
As is often the case when we release new reports, there are various cycles of commentary that help to deepen the discussion of the findings.
Internet users are becoming more aware of their digital footprint; 47% have searched for information about themselves online, up from just 22% five years ago.
Facebook’s Latest About-Face
The top story on many tech news sites today is Facebook’s most recent “about-face” decision to change some of the features of their new Beacon advertising program.
Should I Classmate, Mixi or Orkut?
Should I Classmate, Mixi or Orkut? A simpleton’s guide to social networking.
Is there too much pressure to be social online?
MySpace, Facebook, OpenSocial … technology keeps pushing us to be social online. Do we even have a choice anymore?
Microsoft and Facebook
How is Facebook planning to make money?
Ed Castronova offers insights into the rise of virtual identities through online games and raises questions about the future of interpersonal communication.
Teens, Social Networking and Web 2.0
Pew Internet Project research on teenagers’ use of social networking applications explores the reasons why these sites are so popular and how they are changing communication patterns and expectations of connectivity among young library patrons.