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Yet another new study

Check out the findings from a new study conducted by Six Apart and Gawker Media, "Blog Readers Young and Well Off: Study"…not to mention the little tiff between blog providers. I was particularly interested in this finding — of the 400 biggest blogs, blogs focused on news and politics were most popular; followed by "hipster" and lifestyle blogs, tech blogs, ...

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LiveJournal social networks studied

I happened on a Proceedings of the National Academy of Science story on geography and population density in online social networks. The article on the PNAS Web site states, "In online communities and other social networks, [scientists] report that any two members can usually find a connection with only a few degrees of separation, partly because individuals tend to optimize ...

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Social Networking Site Fires Employee for Social Networking

That was a fun title to write out for some reason. Anyway check out the latest hub-bub about Friendster. Looks like they fired one of their employees for writing about company business on their personal Blog. Now mostly my feelings are divided on this. Isn’t her having a Blog part of the whole "look-at-us-we-are-a cool-young-company" thing that Friendster thrives on? ...

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RFL Blogathon??

Blogathon 2005 will kick off on August 6 and I think they could be on to something.  They held the first one in July 2001 and it raised $20K, and in July 2003, they raised $103K through 400 participants. Essentially they’ve pre-selected a group of charities and recruited bloggers that will post every thirty minutes while raising money on behalf ...

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