Ghosts in the Social Networking Machines

Crawford, Walt
May 2007
EContent;May2007, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p37
Trade Publication
The article presents the author's views on the existence of ghost users of social networking machines. The author explains that ghost users exist because there are people who have four or more blogs under different titles and usernames. He mentions that he is a registered Second Life contributor but has not opened it for a long time, which makes him a ghost user. He also offers information on Second Life as a high profile social network.


Related Articles

  • Are we filtering ourselves into an internet ghetto? Tebbutt, David // Information World Review;Apr2007, Issue 234, p11 

    The author comments on the way Internet users filter out websites that do not conform to their views. He stresses the importance of creativity in exploring the Web. He states that filtering ruthlessly will result to an unhealthy information acquisition. He adds that blogs and sites still depend...

  • Virtual Hero. Rehagen, Tony // Indianapolis Monthly;Dec2006, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p64 

    The article presents information on the popular web site MySpace. Launched in 2003, MySpace.com is a so-called social networking Web site that allows users to stake out their own little corners of cyberspace by creating personal online profiles. . MySpace runs a searchable database of more than...

  • Untitled.  // New Scientist;12/9/2006, Vol. 192 Issue 2581, p29 

    The article states that 43 percent of users of social networking Web sites rate the virtual friends they "meet" online as highly as their real-world friends.

  • Social Not working. Klaus, Peggy // California Job Journal;10/31/2010, Vol. 28 Issue 1255, p1 

    The article discusses how social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, MySpace and Blogs can be potentially harmful or destructive to one's branding campaign or career. Before joining any social networking sites, the author suggests identifying one's goals first and study which...

  • pinning, stumbling, and learning to share. McCarthy, Cathleen // Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist;May2012, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p12 

    The article offers information on Pinterest, a content sharing service that allows members to "pin" images, videos and other objects to their pinboard, also including other standard social networking features. Launched two years ago, Pinterest is the fastest growing site in history in terms of...

  • How to Tweet Yourself Out of a Job. POMPEO, PAUL // Lighting Design & Application;Jul2010, Vol. 40 Issue 7, p24 

    The article presents tips on how to use social networking sites. According to the author, people should separate their business and personal affairs by using different sites. While LinkedIn is commonly use for business contacts and networking, Twitter could be used both for work and personal...

  • Having our say. Darden, Molly Alexander // Azizah;Jun2010, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p54 

    The article offers tips on how to express opinions effectively in forums of various sites of social media such as CNN, Huffington Post, and Facebook. Internet users can submit an idea for a topic to be covered in CNN by using correct name to establish recognition and credibility. It is...

  • TI�TEN� M�DIA VPROSTRED� SOCI�LN�CH S�T�. Ischia, Michal // ProInflow;2012, Issue 1, p1 

    Article is focused on print media market, online news and social media. In a brief introduction is explained situation in Czech media environment where influence of online news increase every year to the detriment of traditional media especially newspaper. Original survey presents behaviour and...

  • Anger on the Internet: The Perceived Value of Rant-Sites. Martin, Ryan C.; Coyier, Kelsey Ryan; VanSistine, Leah M.; Schroeder, Kelly L. // CyberPsychology, Behavior & Social Networking;Feb2013, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p119 

    Despite evidence that anger is routinely expressed over the Internet via weblogs, social networking Web sites, and other venues, no published research has explored the way in which anger is experienced and expressed online. Consequently, we know very little about how anger is experienced in such...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics