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(Updated on 22/06/2016)

 



  • Google+ challenges Facebook in social network battle - 29 June 2011
    "Online search giant Google has launched a new social networking website in its latest attempt to take on Facebook, which now claims more than 500m users.
    Google+ allows individuals to share photos, messages and comments but also integrates the company's maps and images into the service.
    It also aims to help users easily organise contacts within groups.
    "
    (BBC)

 

 

 

 

  • SuperPower: Visualising the internet
    "Explore this interactive graphic to find out which are the biggest sites on the internet... "
    The data "covers the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Brazil, US and Australia.
    The figures represent unique users for the month of January 2010."

    (BBC)

 

  • Social media and mobile internet use among teens and young adults.  
    "Two Pew Internet Project surveys of teens and adults reveal a decline in blogging among teens and young adults and a modest rise among adults 30 and older. Even as blogging declines among those under 30, wireless connectivity continues to rise in this age group, as does social network use. Teens ages 12-17 do not use Twitter in large numbers, though high school-aged girls show the greatest enthusiasm for the application..."  

    (pewinternet.org) 




  • Google takes on Facebook and Twitter with network site - 9 February 2010
    "Google has taken the wraps off its latest social network known as Buzz.
    The service - integrated directly with its e-mail service Gmail - allows users to post status updates, share content and read and comment on friends' posts."

    (BBC)
  • Social Networks Around The World - a survey
    Why do users join a social network? What is their number 1 reason?
    "a whopping 89% put "professional use" as their number one reason to join an online community!
    53% uses it to socialize and to stay connected with friends and a meager 16% is interested in joining a social network if it caters to his/her hobby."

    (worldwidenetworking.blogspot.com)

 

  • HAITI earthquake :


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    • Twitter and Facebook users respond to Haiti crisis - 15 January 2010
      "An appeal to help victims of the Haiti earthquake is breaking all records, fuelled by the power of social media...
      In the race to fundraise, social network sites have given aid agencies the power to bypass TV and radio and appeal directly to the public...
      Meanwhile on Facebook, hundreds of thousands of people signed up to awareness groups, such as Earthquake Haiti, which offers a link to Oxfam's Haiti relief fund.
      On Youtube, the video sharing site, bloggers began posting their own personal appeals, calling for donations...
      Their trick was to alert popular celebrities - and let their fans on Twitter do the rest."
      "I think we have crossed the threshold of novelty with Twitter. People now want to use it to get something good done."
      "The avalanche of tweets, emails and Facebook groups urging web users to donate carries with it an opportunity for internet fraudsters to profit."

      (BBC)


    • Social networks and the web offer a lifeline in Haiti - 15 January 2010
      "The collapse of traditional channels of communication in Haiti has again highlighted the role of social media and the internet in disasters."
      + A VIDEO :
      "Inmarsat's chief executive Andrew Sukawaty explains to the BBC's Daniel Emery how his firm's satellite network is assisting in Haiti's rescue efforts."

      (BBC)


  • Social Isolation and New Technology
    "This Pew Internet Personal Networks and Community survey finds that Americans are not as isolated as has been previously reported. People’s use of the mobile phone and the internet is associated with larger and more diverse discussion networks. And, when we examine people’s full personal network – their strong and weak ties – internet use in general and use of social networking services such as Facebook in particular are associated with more diverse social networks."

    (pewinternet.org)