Rintel, S. (2011, October 17). Why aren’t we using Google+? TheConversation.edu.au.
Rintel, S. (2011, August 30). Is StumbleUpon trumping Facebook in the internet attention wars? The Conversation (Online).
The latest salvo in the internet attention wars has come in the form of figures from StatCounter. A relatively small content driving service called StumbleUpon drove more than 50% of all social media referral traffic in the US [...] The StumbleUpon figures represent a new front in the debate over content freedom versus focus. But they do not offer an easy solution.
Rintel, S. (2011, August 15). Obama? Norway killings? London riots? You can has a meme for that … TheConversation.edu.au.
Alongside serious reportage of bad news, you’ve probably come across at least one crisis meme that treats that bad news with a dose of ghoulish humour. Why does internet social commentary take these precise forms? And why does that matter?
Rintel, S. (2011, July 18). Are Facebook and Google+ limiting your opinions? TheConversation.edu.au.
Social media sites are at war for your opinion. Why? Targeted advertising. The weapons in this war are the “share, “Like”, and “+1” buttons beside searches, video, news articles and blog posts. They seem innocuous, but might these buttons affect the way you can express your opinion?
Rintel, S. (2011, July 12). Face to Facebook: Can video chat get over its hang-ups? TheConversation.edu.au.
Last week, Facebook introduced one-to-one video calling. With a claimed userbase of 750 million accounts, the potential for ubiquitous video calling seems obvious. But, will it work? Of all post-industrial revolution communication technologies, video calling has had the rockiest path to usability and popularity. Could Facebook have the edge that has eluded prior services?