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Academic MySpace(s) on the Horizon?
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- From: "Greg Tananbaum" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 20:34:15 EST
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<http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/03/08/MNGCROHIP11.DTL> To quote a snippet: "Over the past few months, social networking has expanded far beyond its roots as the toy of screen-addicted teens collecting friends on MySpace. The sites -- where users create personal profiles to share photos, video, music, commentary and links to other profiles or Web sites -- are poised to be part of everyday online interaction. Companies like Ning are aiming to make it easier for ordinary users to create their own, intimate networks to connect with, say, other model railroad enthusiasts, instead of joining a larger network like MySpace." My question to the list is how such a social network might look within the world of scholarly research. We certainly have seen elements of social networking take root in our space. Examples include Connotea, CiteULike, and bepress's Selected Works. What remains to be seen is whether our cultural DNA precludes the type of openness and off-the-cuff sharing that are common to the successful social network experience. I would be happy to summarize offline responses for the list. BTW, I apologize for not writing ten paragraphs championing or vilifying open access. I am still a relative neophyte to the posting process. Best, Greg Greg Tananbaum email@example.com (510) 295-7504 ------------------------------------------- CONSULTING SERVICES AT THE INTERSECTION OF TECHNOLOGY, CONTENT, & ACADEMIA
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