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Facebook vs. Google Plus: That’s +1 to Google

It’s probably not the best time to lash up a hastily planned blog post, being after 8pm on a Friday evening, and I really should be elswhere. But I’m sure you are all eager to hear what I think of Google’s new social network – positively frothing at the mouth, I expect. In that case, […]

1 July 2011 at 21:13 - Comments

The commodification of emotion: Celeb/rating

I read recently of an curious turn of phrase, which, as these phrases often do, belied an interesting idea – ‘commodification of emotion’ – which in itself had an interesting history. It came from the mouth of one Carmen Hermosillo, an early victim of cyberspace. Hers is a very sad story, which I could never […]

9 June 2011 at 08:38 - Comments

Too many masks: Social media schizophrenia

Have you updated your Myspace account recently? Should you tweet that link or email it? Can you remember your Bebo password? Are you using your work address or your hotmail? Should this be a LinkedIn or a Facebook post? Are all your online profiles linked, consistent and up-to-date? I’ve been trying to draft recommendations for […]

12 January 2011 at 09:03 - Comments

Facebook and psychology: What we know so far

Here’s the presentation I gave last week in IADT. Audio didn’t work out too well, but I may re-record and add later. Video may follow later. Facebook and psychology: What we know so far View more presentations from CJAMcMahon.

4 November 2010 at 15:34 - Comments

Family, Facebook and the future of social networking

  As I mentioned the other day, Facebook set the stage for a big announcement yesterday. What they have announced, a new version of Facebook Groups, has apparently been in the pipeline for some time. Although Zuckerberg is typically ebullient when he says that they have been ‘completely overhauled‘, it’s hard not to see this development […]

7 October 2010 at 19:09 - Comments