Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

Danah M. Boyd of University of California-Berkeley and Nicole B. Ellison of Michigan State University have published a paper in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication summing up the scholarly research thus far on the online social networking phenomenon, and suggesting further lines of study. Continue reading

Giant Global Graph

Giant Global Graph is a new term coined by Tim Berners Lee in an essay on his blog that redefines the semantic web concept. Inspired by the profusion of social networking sites, he contemplates protocols that enable relationships to transcend the document layer, and thus the network. Continue reading