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Re: Pretty!
  • 4/29/2013 8:06:17 AM
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Thank you for the update, looking at the data on Wolfram Alpha is always interesting when it's not mine.  It's amazing too see how those patterns develop and how organic they look, I guess we're not so advanced that the forces of nature don't affect us.

Re: Pretty!
  • 4/26/2013 12:38:18 PM
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Yesterday Wolfram Alpha posted a status report of the FB data it has collected on the blog. It's filled with graphs, but here's a bit of what it says:

I have to say that as I look at the plots above, I'm struck by their similarity to plots for physical processes like chemical reactions. It's as if all those humans, with all the complexities of their lives, still behave in aggregate a bit like molecules—with certain "reaction rates" to enter into relationships, marry, etc..

Re: Pretty!
  • 3/6/2013 9:18:12 AM
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I know a handful of people whose persona is their business and they work very hard to keep the image up in the social media realm.  I can see this being very useful for them since they can fine tune how they communicate out to their followers.

Re: Pretty!
  • 3/5/2013 10:24:36 AM
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SaneIT, I think the trick from the business side is effectively managing the social media presence and measuring the success of social media identity and programs. That's not so much of a concern on the personal side, unless you're into establishing your social influence and measuring your social media worth, as those who use Wolfram|Alpha's tools may be wont to do.

Re: Pretty!
  • 3/5/2013 7:30:10 AM
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I think from a business stand point it's much easier to mange all those social media images since you can shape a corporate identity and have it stick even when people mess up.   Trying to shape your personal social media image means you have to walk the talk everywhere.  On the flip side, it's also easy for someone else to shape your company's image through social media.  I see it all the time with activist style posts and upset customers.

Re: Duh...
  • 3/4/2013 7:55:33 PM
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@Jeff, wow, your friends are very uniform. Most of my contacts are married, and I think most are withing 10 years of my age, but not all. In my first post on FB data,   I mentioned that two friends claimed to be over 100, though I have doubts about the accuracy of ages on FB profiles.

Re: Re so many social sites, so little time
  • 3/4/2013 7:22:26 PM
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Ah yes ... memes are the heart of Facebook

Re: Duh...
  • 3/4/2013 6:05:15 PM
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@Lyndon_Henry  That is hilarious.  All my contacts are 30 to 40 and married.  The middle class race racing warriors of the mid-west.

Re so many social sites, so little time
  • 3/4/2013 11:31:29 AM
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@Beth @Noreen, yes, it's hard to be everywhere, though some people use apps to simultaneously post status updates to all their sites. I sometimes post to both Twitter and LI at the same time on HootSuite. But I share a lot less of that on FB where people don't seem to care for interesting links as much as memes or status updates about what embarrassing things a kid said in public today.

Re: Pretty!
  • 3/4/2013 9:31:09 AM
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It is almost impossible to create an appropriate warm, friendly face on all the various social media sites

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