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In Uncategorized on March 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Show us 14 photos of yourself and we can identify who you are

Eric Schmidt , 4th August 2010

“Facebook has accumulated a prodigious 500 million subscribers of whom 50% log on every day, and for a total of 700 billion minutes every month. Some 200 million people access the site from their mobile phones. Having started from nothing – or almost, since the prestige of Harvard University played a not insignificant part in its dazzling launch in February 2004 – Facebook is now the world’s largest website, although it still has only 1,700 employees. […]

By allowing users to create and polish their personal brand, Facebook has become the magic mirror of our narcissistic and self-publicising era. The Facebook experience gives users the impression of being on stage, performing in front of 130 people (the average number of “friends”), who applaud their every gesture and witticism. The more faithfully the electronic mirror reflects our personality – or how we would like to think of ourselves – the more we become intoxicated with our reflection. This encourages users to feed their Facebook page, sometimes compulsively, by posting information on their likes and dislikes, their address and their location in real time, using various geo-positioning techniques, or chronicling their love life.”

Philippe Riviere , le Monde Diplomatique

Social Networks have changed the nature of many of our relationships and how we interact with people. In the new world, people will maintain 500 social relationships, instead of the average of 125 since the invention of the telephone. To the digital generation, who don’t distinguish between “real” and “virtual” , or “offline” versus “online” friends, this is a life-changer.

Mark Pincus , founder and CEO of Zynga , The economist 2011

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  1. ” The more faithfully the electronic mirror reflects our personality – or how we would like to think of ourselves – the more we become intoxicated with our reflection”

    So true ! some interesting articles on your bloggy little J. keep it up

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