Archive | October, 2010

FourSquare and other GPS social games & networks

29 Oct

WE know where you are, and how to find you. How? Easy, you told us.

Read the following to prepare for class on Tuesday. After we finish Catfish, we’ll be talking about Foursquare.

Foursquare (social networking) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

HOW TO: Become a Foursquare Power User

Astronaut Posts First Foursquare Check-In from Space | News & Opinion |

Foursquare Facing FTC Hurdle on ‘Kickbacks’ Idea – Jeff Bercovici – Mixed Media – Forbes

Facebook Testing Self-Serve Check-In Rewards For Places


Hey, tell your friends!

20 Oct

Podcast notes

15 Oct

Podcast notes

Podcast readings

15 Oct

Hi all. Next week’s topic will be…..PODCASTING.

Please read the following; notes forthcoming.

Podcasting Legal Guide – CC Wiki

Technology adds a new dimension to learning – MBAs Guide, Postgraduate – The Independent

HowStuffWorks “How Podcasting Works”

Free Podcast Hosting, Podcast Social Subscribing

Flickr readings

12 Oct

Virgin Mobile Steals Teen’s Flickr Photo For Ad Campaign

Virgin Mobile sued over Flickr image used in ad – Business – World business –

Creative Commons on Flickr: Users Prefer Restrictive Licenses

“The Great Firewall” — Flickr banned in China | Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Who’s Got West Wing Juice? Look to Flickr –

List of websites blocked in the People’s Republic of China – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Flickr notes

12 Oct

flickr notes, download!

The Social Network: Your Thoughts

8 Oct

After seeing the film, please post your thoughts on it and come to class Tuesday prepared to talk about it. What I found interesting wasn’t so much the creation and evolution of Facebook itself, but Zukerberg’s [portrayed] fixation with belonging and being “cool” and having that be his motivation in the site’s success (it’s often mentioned in the film, “Mark doesn’t care about money.”) Facebook was conceived to act as a nerd’s social vehicle and ultimate revenge against the blonde, Brooks Brothers, Harvard-crew rowing Winklevoss brothers (and every other dude out there Like Them).

What do you think about seeing Catfish this semester? Let me know. Locally, it’s playing at the Walden Galleria Regal.


If you haven’t made it to the movie, here’s the script. You can always read it 🙂

The Social Network trailer

4 Oct

Research Paper Progress

4 Oct

Please comment on this post and let me know how you are coming along with the paper. At this point, you should have chosen a topic. After tomorrow’s Delicious discussion, you may want to begin your research!

Now, here’s the good news. After thinking about it, I feel just under 4 weeks might be putting this paper in the pressure cooker. Really, I want you to write a good, meaningful paper — and not just bang it out in a hurry to get it in on time.

From this point forward, the paper will be due November 2 (but not any later than that!)

Delicious Notes

4 Oct

Download the Powerpoint: Social Bookmarking & Research