A history of social networking

By Steve Outing

A couple colleagues each passed along word of a great report about social networking, published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication: “Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship.” OK, so the title doesn’t make you want to drop everything to read it. But you should!

If you’re in the news business, you owe it to yourself to understand the social networking service (SNS) phenomenon. Consider this required professional reading.

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!