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Internet Participation Inequality | Meghann Conter

Internet Participation Inequality | Meghann Conter | Participation in Social Media | Scoop.it
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Is the 1% becoming even more narrow?  It's easy to lurk, it's hard to generate content.  

 

This website is more quantitative about the exact percentages of each group: lurkers, intermittent contributors, and heavy contributors.  Does not necessarily encourage participation or give any ideas on how to increase the 1%. 

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The Culture of Reddit Is More Complicated Than PBS Thinks

The Culture of Reddit Is More Complicated Than PBS Thinks | Participation in Social Media | Scoop.it
Sure, it’s only eight minutes long, but my expectations were still pretty high for this short film about Reddit. It was made by Off Book, after all, an impressive web series from PBS devoted to art and artists, with an emphasis on the art one finds on the Internet. Here...
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Is it really that easy to just distill an entire social network into one category?  Aren't there multiple types of participation on any social networking site? 

 

A critical piece on a documentary by PBS on Reddit culture.  No calls to action or ideas for spurring more content generation, but does help to outline how intricate online networks are, and perhaps why it is sometimes easier to lurk than to post original content, in fear of not "fitting in" in an online community.

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The Hard Truth About How The Facebook News Feed Works Now

The Hard Truth About How The Facebook News Feed Works Now | Participation in Social Media | Scoop.it
A candid explanation from a source familiar with Facebook’s News Feed plans.
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Facebook is prioritizing showing "important" news over showing you new news in your news feed.  What does this mean for users?  How is the UX design built into fashioning FB into our main source of news?

 

Source is focused mostly on how businesses have reacted and are adapting to the new FB changes - which seem to effect their business pages dramatically.  But even if you don't own a page yourself, you can still read more about how the newsfeed is changing, and what decisions FB is making on your behalf, and how that might change what you see and how you use FB. 

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Lily Fu's curator insight, February 14, 2014 4:39 PM

Facebook is prioritizing showing "important" news over showing you new news in your news feed.  What does this mean for users?  How is the UX design built into fashioning FB into our main source of news?