Jorge Martins Rosa

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Topic: Flow: Understanding the Latest Trend of Social Networking

First, there were static pages (but also chat rooms); then, blogs and wikis (while instant messaging protocols arrived by the dozen). Now, social networks are not only connecting people but also thoughts as they are produced, blurring the differences between real and differed time into something we may simply call “flows or “newsrivers”. Why are Twitter, Facebook and FriendFeed converging?