danah boyd is one of the best academic researchers “about social media, social software, social networks and other industry-relevant topics”. Here is a list of links, a “best of” to highlight the essays that are most interesting to newcomers interested in social media. Right now, these are just recent essays and blog posts that deal with particular issues in depth.”
Amanda L. French, Ph.D. » Blog Archive » Facebook terms of service compared with MySpace, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter
What do you commit to when you click to accept the Terms of Service on a social network? An excellent review and explanation. via http://academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.