Podcast: Social Media Clarity S01E13: Howard Rheingold talks about social media literacy

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In the latest Social Media Clarity podcast, hosts Randy Farmer (@frandallfarmer) and Scott Moore (@scottmoore) and  I (@marc_smith) interview Howard Rheingold (@hrheingold) about his work on network literacy.

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Podcast: Social Media Clarity S01E12: Listener question – best sources for social media insights?

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In the latest Social Media Clarity podcast hosts Randy Farmer (@frandallfarmer), Scott Moore (@scottmoore) and I (@marc_smith) respond to our first listener question from Ryan Crowe (@doctorcrowe) of Twilio who asks:

“Where do you guys read about social media? Do you have different resources for different aspects, for example community management, building a proper network, contact research, etc.?”

The resources I use to keep up to date on social media management issues that I mention in the podcast include:

Sunbelt Conference – International Network for Social Network Analysts annual meeting
Strata Conference – O’Reilly conference on Big Data
ICWSM, the International Conference on Web Blogs and Social Media
Duncan Watts – Sociologist and social media network researcher at Microsoft Research

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Podcast: Social Media Clarity S01E11: Interview danah boyd about “It’s Complicated”

Teens and Social Media

This week features hosts Randy Farmer (@frandallfarmer) and Scott Moore (@scottmoore) interviewing danah boyd (@zephoria) about her book It’s Complicated: the social lives of networked teens, coming out February 24th and available for preorder now.

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Social Media Clarity Podcast E05: Crowdsourcing, Volunteers, and the Sharing Economy

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The 5th episode of the Social Media Clarity Podcast is now out:

Crowdsourcing, Volunteers, and the Sharing Economy

In this episode host Randy Farmer (@frandallfarmer) and I talk with new co-host Scott Moore (@scottmoore) about the promise and pitfalls of crowdsourcing.

We conclude that pixels, not pennies, may be the best currency to create incentives to create quality content.

Social Media Clarity Podcast – E03 – Real Names for Social Order? Guest: Dr. Bernie Hogan (@blurky)


The Social Media Clarity Podcast has just released a new episode:

Save our Pseudonyms! Social Media Clarity S01E03

This is the “Real Names for Social Order?” episode, featuring guest sociologist: Dr. Bernie Hogan (@blurky) from the Oxford Internet Institute speaking with host Randy Farmer (@frandallfarmer) along with me & Bryce Glass (@bryceglass).

Building on the second episode which focused on the changes at the Huffington Post’s comment posting policy, in episode 3 we talk with Bernie Hogan who explains why sociologists are concerned by “context collapse” – the loss of the ability to be different people for different people – caused by social media.  Sociological research suggests this is not a positive thing because humans have always maintained different roles for different groups of people and not all roles are commensurate.  While time and place once kept separate roles separate, today the net makes any interaction into every interaction.

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