Tag Archives: socialshaping

Facebook Organ Donation Scheme Fizzles

The other day I was watching an episode of NY Med, a show on the ABC network that allows cameras into New York City’s hospitals to film everything from groundbreaking medical procedures to simpler every day encounters doctors and nurses experience on the job. At the end of the episode there was an advertisement that […]

Surprise surprise, peer pressure affects even those over 18…

and social networks are a pretty effective way to influence your friends. Today’s New York Times article by John Markoff titled “Social Networks Can Affect Voter Turnout, Study Finds,”  reveals the results of a study conducted on Facebook during the 2010 election. The study showed that a “get out the vote” message across the top of […]