Social media: from rags to riches

Continuing the discussion about social media, as well as its implications and consequences for the society, I came to think that it is important to discuss a particular case regarding the issue of digital media. Indeed, theoretical perspective and discussions concerning the use of social media cannot be complete without some representative example of social…

Interactive design patterns of YouTube

In this blog post I aim to analyze design patterns and structure of YouTube, in order to understand effects on the social behavior among its users. According to the statistics supplied by YouTube, “more than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month”.  I believe this is evidence to well-designed network structure. Additionally, YouTube’s data…

The online UFO community

The term UFO, or unidentified flying object, was officially created by the United States Air Force in 1953. [1] It has always been an interesting subject, and because of its mysterious nature it gives rise to many controversial discussions and studies. The development of online communities gives users greater convenience to share their UFO experience…