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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Kitty Revolver

Nathan Jurgenson, the co-founder of Theorizing the Web and a researcher for Snapchat, wrote a piece on ello in december on just this. Also the blog, Cyborgology, is a good place for academic commentary on digital media and its various intersections with life.

http://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2014/12/31/what-was-ello/

melponeme_k

The reasons why Facebook still stands as the foremost social platform are the reasons why WOW is still the MMORPG and Second Life is still the first VR.

People have built things and made connections that they don't want to lose. That is the stickiness. It is also the reason why there is no innovation and everything becomes frozen in place.

Jaren Lanier wrote about this problem in his books.

tollzrtrollz

Avatars left Facebook and tried Ello and Google+. G+ worked better. You can find large avatar communities there. Anyone with an avatar identity on Facebook will eventually find their social life shut down. Move while you can. Get your friends to move too.

Aliasi Stonebender

Is this related to NWN's continual hangup on 'real names'? The failure of a social network to take down the million pound gorilla that is Facebook isn't really a solid thing for or against that point.

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