Tuesday, February 13
SOCIAL NETWORKS


The seminar meets virtually, with no physical class meeting on February 13.
Online discussion on Blackboard begins Sunday, February 11, at 5:00 pm.


OFFLINE READING

TEXT:

  • Reading 5-1: A Nation of Voyeurs
  • Reading 5-3: Weblogs: A History and Perspective

ONLINE

READ:

Users Lose the Thrill Of 'Social Networking'. New York Times, January 24, 2005.
Is there a viable business model for online social networking?

Facebook.com Goes to High School. New York Times, October 16, 2005.
It's never too early to try social networking online?

In Teens' Web World, MySpace Is So Last Year. Washington Post, October 29, 2006.
On the relatively short lifecycle of a popular site.

Who's Knocking at the Door? Check Your E-Mail First. New York Times, August 26, 2004.
A networking web site that aims to build community among users who live near each other.


BROWSE:

Check out "social networking" sites if you're unfamiliar with them: