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Facebook Jumps on the Bandwagon!

Facebook Jumps on the Bandwagon!

Facebook Notes has been long forgotten over the years as the company’s main focus was to distinguish the platform from other what seemed similar ones in the past days. Today the company (Facebook) seems to have grasped the importance of...
Analyzing “new media” job postings in The Netherlands

Analyzing “new media” job postings in The Netherlands

The New Media and Digital Culture MA at the UvA attracts a significant number of international students to Amsterdam every year since its initial academic year in 2006. Assuming that some of these students would like to pursue a...

The How-I-met-your-MOM-Project

New Media Studies is a programme that is constantly changing, evolving and thus outdated on an annual basis. Its theoretical base is a solid one, its pragmatic learnings are however determined by the hegemonic character of the relation between...
The Facebook Asylum

The Facebook Asylum

When your browser is starting up, most people visit their social networking site within three choices. The other choices are webmail and the news. It’s hard not to value a SNS as a great communication device but it also...
Right man for the job: how LinkedIn is changing the way employees are recruited.

Right man for the job: how LinkedIn is changing the way employees are recruited.

In today’s highly competitive market companies are increasingly turning to look at how to best attract one of their most valuable resources: people (Wilson and Sayers, 1997). Facing the troubles concerned with the phenomenon of ‘jobhopping’, the tendency of...

Research proposal: Is it easier to obtain a job when you are googable.



Googable: 1. The ability of an item to be found using a google search. 2. Also indicative of popularity. Alternative spelling: googlable Social networks have evolved and developed at fast pace in the last decade. They have not always...

Dissemination of Social Network Sites

Social network sites are very popular within media studies. They are common research subjects. How often did you refer to Facebook or LinkedIn when writing an article? There is not one way to explore the universe of social media....

The added value of Social Media through LinkedIn

Working towards a fully connected professional world Eugenie van Wiechen is the Dutch main director of LinkedIn, the largest professional networking site in the world with more than 55 million. Today on PICNIC10 she gave her vision on the...

Professional networking sites and social-economic status comparison

“Dan was apparent fifty plus, a little paunchy and stubbled. He had raccoon-mask bags under his eyes and he slumped listlessly. As I approached, I pinged his Whuffie and was startled to see that it had dropped to nearly...

Social Networking Sites and the Missing Half

Dana Boyd describes “social networking sites” as “web-based services that allow individuals to (1) construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, (2) articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and (3)...