If Web users' use of "AddThis" is a measure of how people share media – and Ad Age thinks it is – then Facebook accounts for more than half (52%) of our media-sharing, but "Twitter was up 577% this year" overall (13.5% of sharing) and accounted for 52% of media-sharing in Japan, interestingly. Tumblr came in third overall, at 1,299.5% growth (fastest-growing). Google's +1 button has plateaued, Ad … [Read more...] about How/what media we share (by 1 measure)
There's anti-social behavior at the corporate level, too – especially now, in the age of increasingly social digital media. I mentioned this in my last post, but – since these (media) environmental conditions are new to all of us, including parents – maybe it would help to take a closer look.... We've always known that social behaviors and norms are expressed collectively by organizations as … [Read more...] about Anti-social media companies will be obsolete
It's good that ReadWriteWeb's bookmarking "Where in the World People Do Not Use Facebook," because social-networking practices are certainly in motion around the world. Another headline, in the Washington Post, reads: "Facebook increases dominance in non-English-speaking countries." So let's start with the interesting cultural notes in the ReadWriteWeb piece, near the top of which are a couple of … [Read more...] about Snapshot of a changing (global) social networking scene
In social media, the only constant is change. Remember those commentaries about how social networking was "trivializing" friendship by throwing all levels of acquaintanceship under the big digital umbrella labeled "friends"? Well, I always felt the commentators were taking what they saw in social sites a bit too literally and failing to understand how much "real life" socializing rules its online … [Read more...] about What Facebook’s ‘Subscribe’ signifies
That's what British Prime Minister Cameron is asking, CNN Tech reports. And the House of Commons's shadow secretary of culture, Ivan Lewis, told The Guardian that he "supports the government's decision to undertake a review of whether measures are necessary to prevent the abuse of social media by those who organize and participate in criminal activities." Did the prime minister and MP know that … [Read more...] about Social media to blame for London riots?