Friendster and publicly articulated social networking

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Friendster and publicly articulated social networking
This paper presents ethnographic fieldwork on Friendster, an online dating site utilizing social networks to encourage friend-of-friend connections. I discuss how Friendster applies social theory, how users react to the site, and the tensions that emerge between creator and users when the latter fails to conform to the expectations of the former. By offering this ethnographic piece as an example, I suggest how the HCI community should consider the co-evolution of the social community and the underlying technology. Author Keywords Friendster, social networks, configuring users, identity ACM Classification Keywords H.5.4 Group and Organization Interfaces
Danah Boyd
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where CHI
Authors Danah Boyd
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