social networks

What do the three have in common? Their fates are intertwined.

As I’m catching up on my reading after the holidays, I finally picked up the October issue of Wired. Which, by the way I sincerely recommend.  Near the end was an excellent article on Demand MediaDemand Media and the Fast, Disposable, and Profitable as Hell Media Model. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, Demand’s model is to plaster the internet with keyword rich content – at the lowest price possible, and make money off the associated advertising. It quickly dawned on me that this low price, low quality model is going to clog up internet search with junk content, making it difficult or impossible for good content to shine through. [click to continue…]

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This morning I just noticed a good number of my facebook updates were for friends joining groups.

I’ve noticed I’ve been joining more.  I don’t really search for groups to join, and I don’t join every group that my friends join.  But occasionally I see a group or a fan site that piques my interest and I check it out.  Most of the time I join.

Given the network effect of social sites and peoples propensity to join, will we soon reach group exhaustion?  Will groups loose their value?

My facebook profile.

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