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Blog Post Number 2 Slap in the Facebook:  It's Time for Social Networks to Open Up http://www.wired.com/software/webservices/news/2007/08/open_social_net Basically in this article, the author talks about how there are social networks all over the Internet that allow for the sharing of information from person to person or through various relationships. One of these websites that he cites is Facebook, which is a social network that allows for the passing of information through its network between members. The author found his problem with these social networks such as Facebook and MySpace when he noticed the information can only be passed through the members of the websites and the information is not accessible to each other. For example, a Facebook user cannot look up somebody’s profile or information on MySpace if they do not have an account and a user on MySpace cannot find out any information about a friend on Facebook if they don’t have a Facebook account. The author says that this is a problem because it does not create a free flow of information in the web and when you are putting
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2008 for the course ECON 2040 taught by Professor Easley/kleinberg during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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