Social media = shared media

It isn’t social unless it’s shared. I came across the phrase “for anything to be social, it must be shared” on JP Rangaswami’s blog today, which is a lovely meandering, insightful post and worth a read for its own sake. That’s quite a useful way of thinking of the alchemical moment when content is transmuted into social…… Continue reading Social media = shared media

Slow-mo social: Friction and frictionless sharing

Interesting train of thought set in motion by an excellent blog post from Chris Thorpe. He makes a case for “frictionless sharing” (stuff you read or see or listen to being shared automatically with your social network) as promoted by Facebook, being “noisy and for robots” while “declarative frictionfull sharing” (deciding to share things and putting…… Continue reading Slow-mo social: Friction and frictionless sharing

The end of Facebook quiz spam?: Facebook continues to add privacy enhancements

Facebook yesterday added a welcome feature to its privacy controls: the ability to control who sees different types of content you share via applications. The example Facebook’s blog used was sharing a greetings card via an app like someecards – maybe you don’t want everyone in your network to see your hilarious design. Perhaps it…… Continue reading The end of Facebook quiz spam?: Facebook continues to add privacy enhancements