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Local Community in the Era of Social Media Technologies by Hui-Lan Titangos

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Using social sites: Facebook and Renren

Abstract:

This chapter discusses Facebook. Facebook is one of the current social media favored by libraries for sharing information with their local communities for at least three reasons: technological capability, innovative durability, and a great number of users. In essence, it is a social utility that connects people with friends, people with their communities, and public institutions with their constituencies.

Key words

classmates.com

six degrees of separation

Friendster

MySpace

Mark Zuckerberg

tagging

News Feed

privacy

gift economy

Open Source Initiative

transparency

personal account

Facebook Page

Renren

Facebook usage1

Among the chief social media technologies utilized in the context of ...

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