Creative Strategies

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The true social graph

"In looking through my data, I found that teens who prefer Facebook are far more likely to be condescending towards those who use MySpace than vice versa. Teens who use MySpace may lament teen Facebook users as "stuck-ups" or "goodie two-shoes" or the "good kids." But they're not nearly as harsh in their language as Facebook users are of those who use MySpace." - Excerpt from Danah Boyd's speech at the Personal Democracy Forum.

Full text here: http://www.danah.org/papers/talks/PDF2009.html

Facebook is, or at least was, all about the Social Graph, and it seems it has kept to it's word.

But this raises a new question. . . do internet sites, not the internet itself, help fuel cliques and racism?


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