Sunday, March 08, 2009

Facetwitter talk

A good analysis of the subtle differences in "friendships" established via Facebook and Twitter. There's one misunderstanding though: I'd argue that the point of Facebook is to serve as a hub for connections one already has. This is the opposite of MySpace (or of my memory of MySpace anyway, it has been awhile)Anyway, it's a relief to hear someone finally say:

This is the other thing it’s useful to remember when talking about this kind of site: it’s absurd to talk about how the site “is used” as if individual users have no agency. The question is how individuals use the site, and which kinds of use the company running the site facilitates.

Thank you, and anyone thinking of writing an article about social networking would do well to remember the above. (TAS)

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