Archive for December, 2004


Friday, December 31st, 2004




虚拟身份-Virtual Identities

Monday, December 27th, 2004

身份(identity)个概念,一个重要的源起是理论中的“象征互动观”symbolic interactionism Perspective),由Erving Goffman而来. 这个学派的一些基本假设包括:转播经由创造共享的明显的象征符号而发生;自我是经过传播而建构;社会活动通过角色扮演的过程才成为可能。或者说:我们是他人的产物。




Social software reading list

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

Liz’s recommendation: mamamusings: social software reading list:

* Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, by Steven Johnson.

* Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age, by Duncan Watts.

* Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution, by Howard Rheingold.

* Linked: The New Science of Networks, by Albert-Lszl Barabsi.

* Small Pieces Loosely Joined, by David Weinberger.

* “The Strength of Weak Ties,” by Mark Granovetter [from the American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 78, No. 6. (May, 1973), pp. 1360-1380.] RIT faculty can retrieve a PDF of this article by going to the JSTOR database via the RIT library, and searching for author=Granovetter and title=weak ties in the Sociology journals.

Some of the feedback suggestions are also interesting.

Clay Shirky: Flickr-as-web-services edition

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

Clay wrote in Many-to-Many: Notes from ITP: Flickr-as-web-services edition:

“More importantly for social software generally, both the Flickr API and the inclusion of tags have turned Flickr into a service as well as a site. Both (24 people documenting 48 hours in NYC) and (photo contests) simply use Flickr as their back-end, as Flickr handles the uploading, tagging, and re-sizing, and has a fantastic set of APIs.”


Thursday, December 23rd, 2004





D-Lib Article on RSS in Science Publishing

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

From Many-to-Many, you saw the link to The Role of RSS in Science Publishing: Syndication and Annotation on the Web; which was published in this month’s D-Lib Magazine.

“It gos on to provide an excellent overview of what RSS and syndication are and how they work, as well as relevant uses and implications for publishing. Well worth a read.” (thanks, Liz.)


RSS: Show Me the Money

Saturday, December 18th, 2004

Adam L. Penenberg wrote on the Wired: “Lately there has been a lot of discussion on the net about how to make money off RSS, which, depending on whom you ask, stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary, but which many publishers and bloggers hope will turn into a Really Sweet (revenue) Stream.”


Top 10 Weblog Tools in 2004

Friday, December 17th, 2004

Sheila wrote: “For more than 12 months, I’ve been visiting, trying out and reviewing several weblog tools – from aggregators (blog readers) to weblog software. With a lot of tools flooding the blogosphere right now, bloggers are bound to favor some over others. These are my top favorites for 2004.”

Extreme Blogging

Wednesday, December 15th, 2004


Netflix adds social networking

Tuesday, December 14th, 2004

From Smart Mobs: “Tim Finin points to interesting news from Online DVD rental leader Netflix, which is looking for ways to keep ahead of its competators.

In its latest move to fend off competitive threats, Netflix will let subscribers invite friends to peek at DVDs they’ve watched and read their opinions of the movies. If the invitation is accepted, the sender automatically gets reciprocal rights to read the friend’s lists and reviews.”