The variety of new methods for self expression on the internet have led to an overlap between public and private communication and six new kinds of communication spaces have emerged. These are not along a spectrum but rather have different roles and rules governing behavior. When designing a new media service, the important thing is not which medium (TV, internet, etc) it is on. The important thing is to make the architecture of your service match the kind of social space the users expect.
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This event was recorded on 3 February 2009 in the Old Theatre, Old Building Clay Shirky, one of the new culture’s wisest observers, steer us through the online social explosion and ask what happens when people are given the tools to work together, without needing traditional organisational structures. As online communication becomes ubiquitous, Shirky unpicks fundamental issues that are increasingly the source of much debate in particular in the media, in business, and in government, all of whom are grappling to make sense of the new social revolution. He argues that the conundrum is not whether the spread of these social tools is good or bad, but rather what the impact will be, for better or for worse.
Top of the jobs this week includes a job working for the Italian company Ferrero and a travel guide. More information about any of these jobs can be found at guardianjobs.co.uk
Guest this week is social media expert Matt Rhodes. Matt is a regular speaker at web 2.0 conferences and a prolific author of soical media best practice articles. We talk to him about how best to use social media when looking for a new job.
Q&A review: Web development
Tip of the week: Julian Linley’s tip this week is — trust your instincts.
Pick the poster: This week the poster is mrmills who came to the forums looking for advice about blogging.
Q&As coming up Feb 10: Career change to law or medicine Feb 11: Digital marketing
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danah boyd,Â Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, and Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, discusses her recent article in First Monday with Ester Hargitai, Jason Schultz, and John Palfrey. It’s entitled, “Why parents help their children