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Miscellaneous Data and Measurement Links

| Peter Klein |

24 November 2010 at 8:16 am 6 comments

Social Networking, 1700 to 1750

| Peter Klein |

Some cool dataviz, via the NYT. Social networkers analyzed include Newton, Leibniz, Locke, Voltaire, Bentham, Boyle, Smith, etc. But really, how useful is a super-poke that takes a month to arrive?

16 November 2010 at 12:56 pm 3 comments

Facebook Discussion Threads

| Peter Klein |

Those of you in our Facebook group can click on the “Discussions” tab to access an unmoderated forum for all things organizational and marketish. Let the flamewars begin!

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19 May 2010 at 8:02 am Leave a comment

Obama’s Facebook Feed

| Peter Klein |

I admit, it made me laugh. (Thanks to Cliff for the pointer.)

I like pensionbook too.

1 June 2009 at 5:21 pm 2 comments

Viral Marketing

| Peter Klein |

My friend Tom Woods has written a new book, Meltdown, that explains the economic crisis from an “Austrian” perspective. Tom is a historian by training but has an excellent grasp of economic theory and policy (disclaimer: I consulted on the book). The book is aimed at the intelligent lay reader and was produced very quickly (Tom writes faster than I read) to take advantage of today’s unique educational moment. The book went on sale today.

Tom is promoting the book via the usual means (scholarly and popular websites and blogs, email lists, some TV and radio appearances) and some of his admirers have launched a viral marketing campaign, based at Can viral marketing work to promote a quasi-academic book? Will policy wonks, economic journalists, and concerned citizens blog, text, and twitter like Blair Witch groupies or Christian Bale fans? How does one promote books (and, for that matter, journal articles) in the Web 2.0 world? Most important, how do I use this knowledge to promote myself?

9 February 2009 at 11:27 am 3 comments

Facebook in the Classroom

| Peter Klein |

According a new survey, 76 percent of undergraduates here at the University of Missouri are on Facebook at least once a day, and they are more likely to get school-related information from Facebook than from email.

I’ve never used Facebook as an academic resource. If you have, could you share something about your experiences? For example, I could create Facebook Group pages for my courses and use them for announcements, discussion, chat, hosting course materials, etc. Facebook isn’t a substitute for Blackboard, or one of the other specialized teaching platforms, however; it lacks testing and grading features, doesn’t automatically import membership lists from enrollment data, isn’t supported by university IT people, etc. How can Facebook and Blackboard be used effectively as complements?

NB: A little Googling turned up this, this, and this.

1 February 2009 at 3:11 pm 1 comment

More on Facebook

| Nicolai Foss |

We bloggers face strong competition from Facebook, as recognized in earlier O&M posts. FB integrates numerous functionalities, including blogging features, and allows narcissism to run amok in a more interactive fashion than blogging allows for. Irresistible. Therefore, smart bloggers embrace FB. As of today, O&M also has a category called “Facebook.”

Facebook is, of course, also an attractive hunting ground for all those ICT-obsesssed network sociologists or computer scientists-turned-sociologists (e.g., here and here) out there, as well as for personality psychologists. Concerning the latter, in the latest issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Laura Buffardi and W. Keith Campbell report on “Narcissism and Social Networking Web Sites.” The authors conclude, among other things, that narcissists have more friends (rather, acquaintances), more personal info and more glamorous pics of themselves on FB than non-narcissists. (Now, check this profile).

Perhaps not a surprising finding, but still good to now (particularly for job applicants, given that employers now routinely check FB profiles). And surely it won’t take long before we see the first applications in network studies of the “narcissism index” as an antecedent of this or that (“Narcissism as an Antecedent of Knowledge Sharing in Networks”). Heck, they come up with a new measure every morning anyway. (more…)

24 September 2008 at 7:12 am 2 comments


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