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[MAIN BLOG POST- Week 3] Youtube Ranking Tactics

13 Jun

While discussing YouTube, José van Dijck argues that the site’s interface influences the popularity of videos through ranking tactics that promote popular favourites (Reader, page 94). How do ranking tactics impact on the formation online ‘communities’?

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[MAIN BLOG POST- Week 5] Zuckerberg- Is Facebook your friend?

31 Mar

Analyse critically the following statement by Mark Zuckerberg while comparing it to privacy issues raised by online social networking collaborative practices:

“People want to share and stay connected with their friends and the people around them. When you have control over what you share, you want to share more. When you share more, the world becomes more open and connected.”

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