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Posts Tagged 'social capital'

Episode 2 – How Facebook got everyone hooked

Responding to recent controversy about Facebook and ‘addiction’, cyberpsychologist Dr Ciarán Mc Mahon brings expert opinion to the debate by explaining how Facebook has become so popular, and suggesting how users can better manage their use of the site. In this video release, he breaks down the appeal into 7 key design elements, relating each […]

3 June 2010 at 22:47 - Comments

What your Facebook ‘friends’ say about you

What are you actually doing, adding all those randoms? It seems that Facebook friendships are related to something called ‘social capital’ – you might say you’re stocking up on party dollars! But they’re probably not going to be much use… This research, from Nicole Ellison, Charles Steinfield and Cliff Lampe (2007, honestly didn’t make that […]

5 November 2009 at 02:28 - Comments