Here’s the Romanian version of SEO and the Semantic Web presentation.
Archive for community
What I learned, and what was new to me, was just how intrinsic the use of Facebook is today among younger scholars – grad students and junior faculty – in their scholarship and teaching. Facebook, for now, is often the place where they work, collaborate, share, and plan. Grad students may run student projects using Facebook groups; they may communicate amongst each other in inter-institutional (multi-university) research projects; they may announce speakers and special events to their communities.
I have come across this astonishing study of Fred Stutzman’s regarding Social Networking Communities, Facebook in particular. It contains some interesting demographics and trends within college campus freshmen.
This is one of the most interesting charts, picturing the percentage of personal information students share on Facebook:
I am now pleased to know that it’s been statistically proven: the main usage of SNCs is “to waste time” or “hang around”. However, I guess that the most important property of these communities is that they breach the gaps which offline/normal first-encounters usually create. They no longer feel so frightened to meet new people. Which … may be a good thing.
I couldn’t help it, I had to register; at least there’s no Facebook activity in my campus…