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Social network sites: definition, history, and scholarship
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Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life
- D. Boyd
- 3 December 2007
Social network sites like MySpace and Facebook serve as "networked publics." As with unmediated publics like parks and malls, youth use networked publics to gather, socialize with their peers, and…
CRITICAL QUESTIONS FOR BIG DATA
The era of Big Data has begun. Computer scientists, physicists, economists, mathematicians, political scientists, bio-informaticists, sociologists, and other scholars are clamoring for access to the…
I tweet honestly, I tweet passionately: Twitter users, context collapse, and the imagined audience
This article investigates how content producers navigate ‘imagined audiences’ on Twitter, talking with participants who have different types of followings to understand their techniques, including targeting different audiences, concealing subjects, and maintaining authenticity.
Social Network Sites as Networked Publics: Affordances, Dynamics, and Implications
- D. Boyd
- 10 September 2010
Social network sites have gained tremendous traction recently as a popular online hangout spaces for both youth and adults. People flock to them to socialize with their friends and acquaintances, to…
Tweet, Tweet, Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on Twitter
- D. Boyd, Scott A. Golder, Gilad Lotan
- Computer Science43rd Hawaii International Conference on System…
- 5 January 2010
This paper examines the practice of retweeting as a way by which participants can be "in a conversation" and highlights how authorship, attribution, and communicative fidelity are negotiated in diverse ways.
Public Displays of Connection
The social implications of the public display of one's social network are explored and several design recommendations for future networking sites are included.
HT06, tagging paper, taxonomy, Flickr, academic article, to read
A model of tagging systems, specifically in the context of web-based systems, is offered to help illustrate the possible benefits of these tools and a simple taxonomy of incentives and contribution models is provided to inform potential evaluative frameworks.
Taken Out of Context: American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics
- D. Boyd
- 7 January 2010
As social network sites like MySpace and Facebook emerged, American teenagers began adopting them as spaces to mark identity and socialize with peers. Teens leveraged these sites for a wide array of…
The Arab Spring| The Revolutions Were Tweeted: Information Flows during the 2011 Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions
- Gilad Lotan, E. Graeff, Mike Ananny, Devin Gaffney, Ian Pearce, D. Boyd
- Computer Science
- 2 September 2011
This article details the networked production and dissemination of news on Twitter during snapshots of the 2011 Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions as seen through information flows—sets of…