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      Anatomy of an Early Social Networking Site

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      Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction

      4 - 8 July 2011

      social network, adoption, web2.0, web architecture

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            Abstract

            Social networking software is ubiquitous, from Facebook to Flickr, defining the internet for many users. However, this is a recent phenomenon. Is the timing due to socio-technical determinism, inspiration of individuals, or sheer chance? While much has been written about recent successful social networking sites, this paper takes a different approach and examines vfridge, a social networking application developed 10 years ago, well before the current explosion, which, despite a vision that now seems prescient, was unsuccessful. The reasons for failure are partly about timing and market conditions, but also yield valuable lessons for future innovative applications.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            July 2011
            July 2011
            : 243-252
            Affiliations
            [1 ]Talis,

            43 Temple Row

            Birmingham, B2 5LS, UK
            [2 ]Infolab21

            Lancaster University

            Lancaster, LA1 4AW,UK
            [3 ]School of Computer Science

            University of Birmingham

            Birmingham, B15 2TT

            http://www.hcibook.com/alan/papers/hci2011-vfridge/
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2011.53
            78354db8-207b-4c8e-9fc0-7562a07fe390
            © Alan Dix et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction
            HCI
            25
            Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
            4 - 8 July 2011
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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