[Air-l] social network migration

elw at stderr.org elw at stderr.org
Wed Jun 20 08:37:34 PDT 2007


> Now for the scholarly types, this community seems to be a bit more 
> fragmented. I know many of these people who have accounts on myspace and 
> even friendster, in addition to Facebook. I personally have an inactive 
> friendster account that never ceases to amaze me when I get notices that 
> someone actually was there. These are slowly dribbling off.

there are at least a few people from aoir that i've found on:

tribe
friendster
facebook
myspace
linkedin
ryze
orkut
[a site i've forgotten the name of...]

and probably a significant number of other sites that i don't know about.

I have friends from several different demographics on each of them.

When folks try to compress a site into "teens go here" and "latinos mostly 
go here", they generally miss out on the fact that these sites are HUGE - 
so huge that there is a broad spectrum of behavior present on ALL of them. 
Surface-level characterizations are great, yes, but there's a lot of 
nuance in people's behaviors and networking patterns - that is easily 
missed.

--elijah



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