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Want to be Internet Famous? Just Believe!

In Gail Z. Martin’s “30 Days to Social Media Success,” the author focuses on teaching small business owners about the importance of incorporating social media into their work in order to enhance their business. Her book is organized into two sections. The first part of the book focuses on teaching small business owners about making sure […]


Zach Braff: actor (Scrubs, Garden State), producer, director, comedian, & political activist (just to name a few). But which of these roles does his Twitter convey? He has many identities, and one would think that it would not be possible to show them all on a singular social networking site. And if this is true, why does he […]

Rih Tweets

Almost prophetically, Jay would soon manage such a girl, as it seems to be just the path recording artist/actress Rihanna is taking. I, and others, can form this opinion with little help from the tabloids. @badgalriri performs consistently on SNS (social network sites) like Twitter and Instagram, and seems to manage her own accounts, giving […]

Beyonce I Am

For this assignment I looked at Beyonce’s Facebook profile. It was interesting to choose Beyonce because I recently read about the design team, Designed Memory that “partnered with Beyonce and her production company, Parkwood Entertainment, to completely revamp her online presence.” The team claims that, “B drives the (online) conversation” while her fans can “easily communicate […]

Let’s be acquaintances

in danah boyd‘s 2006 paper “Friends, Friendsters, and MySpace Top 8: Writing Community Into Being on Social Network Sites,” she explains the dynamics of forming online friendships on the sites Friendster and MySpace. Specifically, she explains that friendships on social networking sites are extremely different from the relationships and practices of maintaining friendships in real life. In fact, she […]

Are we MySpace Friends?

Are we Myspace Friends? The article “Friends, Friendsters, and MySpace Top 8: Writing Community into Being on Social Network Sites” by danah boyd was really interesting to me, as I was a part of the MySpace community from its relatively early days, and I had always found it fascinating how the ideas of friendship were […]

The Cycle of Social Networking Sites

There are many definitions of friends online and offline. The meaning of friends has broadened to include good friends, best friends, acquaintances, and friends pertaining to different contexts. People can decide to make online friends to make connections or for no specific reason at all. In the article “Friends, Friendsters, and Myspace Top 8: Writing […]