Pact with the devil: use facebook social features to promote your interests

Facebook Social Plugins

Social plugins let you see what your friends have liked, commented on or shared on sites across the web.

More on Facebook social-promotional tools.

The Social Design Guidelines helps you understand why you should build great social experiences as well as how to use Facebook Platform effectively to create them. Social design is a product strategy that builds upon users’ trusted communities, encourages conversation between them and ultimately creates a stronger sense of identity for everyone.

Demokratisierung – voll im Trend?

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Die Campact Ideenwerkstatt 2011

Von den Entwicklungen in Nordafrika und dem Nahen Osten bis hin zu „Occupy …“ – es wackeln nicht nur die Stühle langjähriger Despoten. Was kann oder sollte dies für die Entwicklung in Deutschland und für Campact heißen? Diesen Bogen wollen wir mit der diesjährigen und inzwischen fünften Ideenwerkstatt zu schlagen.

Was ist Campact?

Wie Campact wirkt, signalisiert schon der Name: Campaign & Action. Campact organisiert Kampagnen, bei denen sich Menschen via Internet in aktuelle politische Entscheidungen einmischen. Wenn Wirtschaftslobbyisten Gesetze zu ihren Gunsten drehen wollen oder in Regierung und Parlament die Meinung der Bevölkerung nicht gehört wird, ist Campact zur Stelle.

Social funding, banking

Here I made a very quick research about how donation or money issue can be treated in a social network way
First one is a social fund raising platform http://fundly.com/ then zopa that is a new (in italy not in uk) platform for the social lending, give it a look on how they communicate trust and explain some delicate stuff like “give me your Money and trust me”

And to finish other 5 alternative social fundraising platform alternative to Facebook causes

visionsofstudents.org

Fantastic video collage on learning, life in our culture.

A great work  great in multiple ways – storytelling & style, message, technique …

its worth watching from beginning to end and to open the browser window to the maximum.

Technically it is made with popcornjs.org – the missing link between video and web. Read more about how it is made (not only technically).

Waze, the social navigator

Waze is a 100% free turn-by-turn GPS navigation application that provides real-time traffic updates, plus all kinds of cool social and geo-gaming elements that actually make commuting fun. Wazers can actively update one another on traffic, police traps, construction, speedcams and more – and because it’s user-generated, the more people who use it, the better (and more addicting) it gets!

Just drive! when million of users drive using waze they’re simply creating and updating maps, with realtime data as traffic, police etc etc. Using Waze is also a game experience: you earn points (to get more ability as user) unlocking bonus on the map, simply driving to a specific spot. Waze is a project of Ehud Shabtai, a software engineer with a degree in Philosophy and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, is completely free, is user generated…what is its business model?  The navigable data market is a huge market and their current business model involves selling our data set (maps, traffic, etc.) to relevant third parties while keeping the service free for individual users.

Infografik über Facebook

Anstecknadel als Onlinedienst

Es gibt virtuelle Anstecknadel bei Twitter.

Eine Bloggerin erklärt hier, wie es funktioniert und was dahinter steckt.

Könnte ja eventuell hilfreich sein, wenn wir die Website für Amref gestalten.

mmmmmm….myspacing facebook

I discovered this article about Wiz, a flash (still alive) app to pimp your fan page… The users need more ornament, not only functions :)!
http://www.prweb.com/releases/wix-creates-facebook-app/customized-fan-pages/prweb4825294.htm

Warum Facebook nutzen?

Studie, bei der mal nicht nur erfragt wurde welche Altersgruppe wie viele Stunden täglich auf Facebook verbringt, sondern hier werden auch mal die meist genannten Gründe angegeben WARUM die Nutzer Facebook verwenden…

The Social Semantic Web in 2011 / Part 1

The “slides” from the lecture are online as a list on diigo

stay current, follow the hypes in digital

web innovation and more seen from an US american geeky / techy / internet business perspective:
readwriteweb has quite profound articles
mashable.com is a bit quicker and hipper
techcrunch is a bit more business-oriented

all three of them are rich sources, which offer always something interesting (among less interesting stuff).

Telepolis is THE german webzine on digital culture, politics and technology. With short news to very profound writings (also with prominent authors from science and humanities). It is published by Heise Verlag, which runs the most important tech news service in Germany (and publishes the legendary computer magazine c’t – maybe the best in its sector worldwide – and so ugly that it would be a pity, if they would redesign it ;).

netzwertig is a newer blog on the same topics – looks a bit fresher, but has also a quite serious way of thinking and writing.

Twitter als Wahlkampf Plattform

Twitter erlaubt Politikern auf ihrer Plattform für sich zu werben.

Barak Obama beispielsweise hat 2008 den Twitter Account des Weißen Hauses für einen Live-Chat verwendet.

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Global Voices

GV ist eine Online Gemeinschaft aus über 300 Bloggern die versucht Menschen eine Stimme zu geben, die oft überhört werden.

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E-Partizipation am Beispiel der Stadt Köln

Die Stadt Köln hat ihren Bürgern die Möglichkeit gegeben beim Bürgerhaushalt mitzureden, indem  sie ein Internet Forum eingerichtet hat, wo die Bürger Vorschläge machen und bewerten können.

Im Video gibt es genauere Erklärungen und Informationen.

NGOs die das Social Web für sich nutzen

Im Artikel wird anhand von 5 Beispielen gezeigt, wie die NGOs das Social Web nutzen um Sympathisanten und Spender für ihre Projekte zu finden …zum Artikel

Facebook Fate?

In the f8 conference Mark Zuckerberg introduced new features, which help to interweave facebook more fluently in the life of users and vice vera.

Viel stärker als bisher wird das Profil Ausdruck des Lebensgefühls eines Nutzers. Diese Herangehensweise ist das komplette Gegenteil von Google+.

But it also inweaves personal interests and relations with content like news and commercial messages or offers. These come to each individual user based on profile, connections, behavior, etc. . Algorithms match everthing: users with users with contents with offers of all kind. So users get what they “want” without searching for it.

Auf Facebook werde ich auf mediale Inhalte aufmerksam, auf Google suche ich sie. Dort sorgt der Plus-Button zwar auch für eine Veränderung der Suche durch soziale Elemente – doch muss ich eben zunächst einen Anlass zur Suche haben.

Citations are form Thomas Knüwer’s article “Facebook Timeline, Facebooks Schicksal” (thanks to Klaus for link and exerpt).

All of this gets more suspicious to me when reading it on the background of the so-called filterbubble and the critique of Dean Eckles on “False Consensus” in his article The “friendly world syndrome” induced by simple filtering rules (thanks to Daniela for link and excerpt).

„Birds of a feather flock together. Once flying together, a flock is also subject to the same causes (e.g., storms, pests, prey). Our friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues are more similar to us for similar reasons (and others). (…) I take it as a given that people’s estimates of larger populations’ behaviors and beliefs are often biased in the direction of the behaviors and beliefs in their social neighborhoods. This is the case with and without “social media” and filtered activity streams — and even mediated communication in general. (…) In particular, filtered activity streams can increase the sense that my social neighborhood (and perhaps the world) agrees with me. Say that content produced by my Facebook friends with comments and interaction from mutual friends is more likely to be shown in my filtered activity streams. Also assume that people are more likely to express their agreement in such a way than substantial disagreement. As long as I am likely to agree with most of my friends, then this simple rule for filtering produces an activity stream with content I agree with more than an unfiltered stream would. Thus, even if I have a substantial minority of friends with whom I disagree on politics, this filtering rule would likely make me see less of their content, since it is less likely to receive (approving) comments from mutual friends. (…) Thus, I am much more likely to see people I follow replying to people I follow than to others (since the latter replies are encountered only from browsing away from the home page. I think this illustrates how even a straightforward, transparent rule for filtering content can magnify false consensus effects.“ (Eckles 2010)

Facebook = Panopticon?

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Permanet sharing of your experience alters the experience itself, because you always also think about the public perception, you optimize your action in the light of this. This has subtle and severe consequences. In her article “Facebook’s new sharing is anything but ‘frictionless’” Laura June  on thisismynext.com compares the new “frictionless” sharing features of facebook with the concept of the Panopticon by the philosopher Jeremy Bentham. The basic idea of it is that the awareness of being observed all the time alters behavior and leads to conformity.