April 14, 2003
Discovering IM Social Networks

A new project called Buddy Zoo is an interesting attempt to discover patterns of “social networking” by analyzing users’ AIM buddy lists. There’s a good discussion on Slashdot about it, which is simultaneously great (since it means people are talking about social networking in a high-profile forum) and terrible (since it means that Buddy Zoo has apparently been Slashdotted into oblivion for the duration of the discussion). Such is the price of fame, I suppose…

Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at April 14, 2003
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