Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Social Networking - What is your favorite site?
Social network analysis (from Wikipedia)
An example of a social network diagram. The node with the highest betweenness centrality is marked in yellow.
Social network analysis (related to network theory) has emerged as a key technique in modern sociology. It has also gained a significant following in anthropology, biology, communication studies, economics, geography, information science, organizational studies, social psychology, and sociolinguistics as well as a popular topic of speculation and study.
People have used the social network metaphor for over a century to connote complex sets of relationships between members of social systems at all scales, from interpersonal to international. In 1954, J. A. Barnes started using the term systematically to denote patterns of ties that cut across the concepts traditionally used by the public and social scientists: bounded groups (e.g., tribes, families) and social categories (e.g., gender, ethnicity).
What Social Networks do you belong to and would you mind sharing what your favorite is? There are so many sites available ... new ones coming up each and every day it is difficult to decided which one to get involved in.
So, some basic questions?
1. Which is your favorite and wy?
2 How many are you involved in and how often do you participate?
3. What is your purpose for being involved; friendships, prompting a product?, promoting your blog?
4. If any of this is too personal - just disregardl
Thanks This will be a very interesting and helpful survey to many of us involved with Social Networking.
Thanks for your comments and congtribution