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Current Topics: Social Media: Social Networking

The impact of Facebook, Twitter & other social networking sites on our understanding of friendship and community.

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Technology Isolation Syndrome?

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How does technology affect kids' friendships? Read this story from the New York Times.

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To find additional resources, do a SUBJECT or KEYWORD search in TownCat for these topics:

Internet--Social aspects

Computers and civilization

Social groups


Online social networks

Cyberspace--Social aspects

Virtual reality

Communication and technology

Social change

Information society 


The Social Network DVD


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They all laughed at college nerd Mark Zuckerberg, whose idea for a social-networking site made him a billionaire. And they all laughed at the idea of a Facebook movie--except writer Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher, merely two of the more extravagantly talented filmmakers around. Sorkin and Fincher's breathless picture, The Social Network, is a fast and witty creation myth about how Facebook grew from Zuckerberg's insecure geek-at-Harvard days into a phenomenon with 500 million users. ~


The Impact of the Internet on Our Lives

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The Future of Social Relations

The Pew Research Center conducts surveys on a variety of topics. Read the report on The Future of Social Relations. This publication is part of a Pew Research Center series that captures people’s expectations for the future of the Internet, in the process presenting a snapshot of current attitudes.

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Featured Websites

 In October 2009, Michael Stelzner, an author on social media topics, launched Social Media Examiner as a free online magazine. It is designed specifically to help businesses launch and grow a social media presence. However, visitors quickly realize that information found on this site can benefit individuals, groups, and all types of institutions.

Visit Mashable to stay abreast of the top social media news on topics like Facebook, YouTube, Gmail, Twitter, Amazon, Pinterest and More.

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