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Calendar, Night&Day The Catfish Generation

The Catfish Generation

Researcher Danah Boyd started tracking the teen experience of social media back when Friendster actually mattered. Her conclusions about the generation that has grown up breathing data like air are optimistic and generous: These kids hang out in cyberspace…
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Music, All Shook Down Sometimes It's Gross: Michel Gondry, on the Internet

Sometimes It's Gross: Michel Gondry, on the Internet

The Internet has made us all famous to the people who like us. As Harvard fellow Danah Boyd emphasized in her keynote speech at SXSWi this week, social media has turned the notion of public and private completely on…
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Music, Researcher says white folks are fleeing MySpace for Facebook

Researcher says white folks are fleeing MySpace for Facebook

Last week, a study showing that older folks have flocked to Facebook was all over the news. But word of an even more provocative trend waits in the wings: white flight from MySpace to Facebook. That's according to self-styled social…
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Digg's top users banned for ever and ever

Since early September, nearly 100 users have been banned from the San Francisco–based news-sharing site Digg.com. Speaking out across the blogosphere, some are confused: Did minor crimes warrant erasing their profiles? Others are expressing melodramatic mourning for their "fallen comrades."…
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