MySpace sempre piu fenomeno “culturale”

Myspace, se fosse una nazione sarebbe grande pi? o meno come il Messico con i suoi 111 milioni di utenti. Ovvio che una massa tale di gente non possa essere incanalata dentro una nomenclatura, o dentro una delle etichette 2.0 che siamo soliti sentire. Fanno cose e si evolvono come noi nemmeno immaginiamo. Diciamo che diventa un punto di incontro della generazione under 25.

Vi risparmio il pistolotto sociologico e vi segnalo questo brillante post + invito degli amici del Berkman Center. Se non sapete l’inglese è il momento di un buon corso.

Tuesday, June 19, 12:30 pm
Berkman Center Conference Room
23 Everett Street, Second Floor, Cambridge, MA
Guest: danah boyd
Topic: MyFriends, MySpace: American Youth Socialization on Social Network Sites
Publics offer youth a space to engage in cultural identity development. By engaging in public life, youth learn to interpret the cultural signals that surround them and incorporate these cultural elements into their life. For a diverse array of reasons, contemporary youth have limited access to the types of publics with which most adults grew up. As a substitute for these inaccessible publics, networked publics like MySpace and Facebook are emerging to provide contemporary American youth with a necessary site for peer engagement. While networked publics provide space for various critical forms of sociality, the architecture of the sites that support networked publics is fundamentally different than the physical architecture that we take for granted in unmediated life. Persistence, searchability, replicability, and invisible audiences are all properties that today’s youth must face in their public expressions. Because of these properties, youth are being socialized into a public life that is quite different from what their parents experienced. In this talk, I will address what youth are doing on social network sites and why it matters.
danah boyd is a doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of California-Berkeley and a fellow at the USC Annenberg Center for Communications.
This event will be webcast live. Webcast viewers can join the discussion through IRC text chat or in the virtual world Second Life. For information about our event webcasts and remote participation, see http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/home/webcast. If you miss the live chat, catch the podcast audio & video at MediaBerkman, at http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman. Lunch is provided to those who RSVP.
Bio: http://www.danah.org/bio.html
Blog: http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/

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