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A social network is a social structure made up of a set of actors (such as individuals or organizations) and the dyadic ties between these actors. The social network perspective provides a clear way of analyzing the structure of whole social entities. The study of these structures uses social network analysis to identify local and global patterns, locate influential entities, and examine network dynamics.
Social networks and the analysis of them is an inherently interdisciplinary academ...

Social Media Dos & Dont’s: How Businesses Should Properly Engage with Social Media

Social Media Dos & Donts: How Businesses Should Properly Engage with Social Media

What are the rules for social media engagement in the social Web? How often should you post on Facebook? How should you handle customer complaints on Twitter? I asked social media expert Scott Meldrum of Pollin8 for his top 3 social tips on how to …

Social Video and Cause Marketing: How Nonprofits Are Doing Viral Video

Social Video and Cause Marketing: How Nonprofits Are Doing Viral Video

I interviewed Chris Quigley, Co-founder of the buzz marketing company, Viral Ad Network, about why and how companies should engage in social causes using video. Chris also shares the special benefits that social video campaigns can have for charities, and we add some of our …

Video on Demand Hits Facebook for Indie Filmmakers

Video on Demand Hits Facebook for Indie Filmmakers

Flicklaunch, the newest Facebook video-on-demand service, has launched. Sure, they've only got one flick to flick to users now, but they're hoping to hit the market of indie filmmakers who own the rights to their content and can launch it however they please. This might …

YouTube Channels Netflix With New Online Movie Rentals

YouTube Channels Netflix With New Online Movie Rentals

After weeks of rumors, anonymous sources, and outright speculation, YouTube has finally gone public with the details of their new movie rental service. Specifically, they've struck deals with NBC/Universal, Sony, & Warner Brothers studios, which leaves several studios that still aren't partners (Fox, Disney, Paramount, …

Microsoft Buys Video & Messaging Company, Skype, For $8.5 Billion

Microsoft Buys Video & Messaging Company, Skype, For $8.5 Billion

Seemingly out of nowhere, Microsoft has acquired Skype for $8.5 Billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. There were rumors last night of the deal, and that was the first I'd heard of this possible deal. Now, half a day later, it's official. The move …

Online Video Weekly News Reel – The Big Move Edition

Online Video Weekly News Reel   The Big Move Edition

Some of you may know that I live in the Czech Republic, but I'm an American by birth. After six years living in Europe I have decided to return to America. This has caused much happiness and an equal amount of sadness. But as a …

Al Jazeera’s Streaming Video News Defines Social Democracy

Al Jazeera’s Streaming Video News Defines Social Democracy

Al Jazeera's, "The Stream," represents the smartest mix of video, social media and broadcast news interactivity to date. Will this become the model for the "new" newsroom? I have seen the future of online Democracy – and it has come from Al Jazeera. Now, I …

Crowdsourced Video Is On The Rise: Interview With Stroome

Crowdsourced Video Is On The Rise: Interview With Stroome

I only found out about Stroome last week–and promptly wrote up an article about their approach to collaborative video editing and creation. Imagine my surprise when co-founder, Tom Grasty, reached out to let me know they were launching a new-and-improved version of the service this …

The Online Video Weekly News Reel – Opening Week Edition

The Online Video Weekly News Reel   Opening Week Edition

Opening week in the MLB has wrapped up and I have to say, MLB.tv is doing a fantastic job so far. I bought a one-month to cover the gap between the beginning of the season and my return to America. Why am I telling you? …

Can Collaborative Online Video Creation Go Mainstream? Stroome Hopes So

Can Collaborative Online Video Creation Go Mainstream? Stroome Hopes So

Are you familiar with Stroome? I was introduced to the service this week, and I think they might be onto something. Stroome is a collaborative video editing service, where users can share clips or partial videos with friends and other members in order to get …

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