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The anti-social network: Life without Facebook

The anti-social network: Life without Facebook | Docencia Interconectada | Scoop.it

A bad breakup: Nothing can be as emotionally tumultuous for a young heart.


Except maybe finding out via your Facebook newsfeed that your college ex is dating someone from your fraternity.

 

That was the defining moment that eventually led Brolin Walters, 24, to ultimately break up with something else: Facebook.

 

"I didn't want to see what was going on with them," said Walters. "So I deactivated my account."

 

With a website that boasts 901 million active users and is launching an IPO on Friday, it seems unlikely that once you get on Facebook, you'd ever leave. But deactivating from the social networking site is not that unusual. Close to half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll.

 

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10 Things You May Not Know About YouTube

10 Things You May Not Know About YouTube | Docencia Interconectada | Scoop.it
Social media verse is full of some best kept secrets. YouTube is one of them. Yet when I think about cultural shifts enabled by social media, YouTube is the place that comes most vibrantly to mind. It's big, wide and deep.

 

In my last post I mentioned that the social media ‘verse is full of some best kept secrets. YouTube is one of them.


This Time cover from a couple of years ago (with the shiny mirrored screen) was prescient, but not quite enough… I’d cross that ‘You’ out and say ‘Us’. Hasn’t it felt that way these last couple of years? How we’ve grown a global collective consciousness?


Despite this cover, YouTube is not usually the first site that comes to mind when thinking about social media. I guess we take it a bit for granted while we wax rhapsodic about Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Quora. Yet when I think about cultural shifts enabled by social media, YouTube is the place that comes most vibrantly to mind. It’s big, wide and deep.

Mature. Eccentric. Probably not what you think it is.

 

YouTube has its Own Language

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/Q963MW


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Tico Juliani's comment, June 30, 2012 5:57 PM
This writing on this article had lots of words..but i did not get one real message out of it ..or what it was really about!!!