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…

A Pinterest Way To Success

Background: Pinterest has grown from zero page views a day to billions per month within three years.  According to measurement site ComScore; Pinterest reached 25 million unique visitors in July 2013. Today, Pinterest is valued at $2.5 billion following a $200 million financing round earlier this year. So what make this social bookmarking site stands…

Facebook inside out

How does one take an objective look at something they know and use everyday? In the last couple of years Facebook became so widespread that it seems almost everyone has a concept what the platform is all about. Through usage, we all develop our own understanding of what we are dealing with. Moving past those…

Unraveling Amazon

The influence of companies on society has shifted from the old “media giants” or media conglomerates such as Time Warner, which provides a wide media spectrum with TV, radio, newspapers, entertainment and online services, to new “giants” in digital media such as Google or Facebook. One particular and different example for this new media giant…

Foursquare in the Post-check-in Era

Foursquare, created in 2009 by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai, is a location-based social networking service for mobile device users. As of April 2012, the company reported it had 20 million registered users [1]. The website and the mobile application allow registered users to check in the places they visit and share to their Twitter…