May 28, 2022

IEEE Spectrum Publishes Major Special Report: "The Social Web"

15 articles online today with more to come in the coming weeks. A lot to read but a must review/read. Btw, access to all of the articles and web exclusives is free.

Complete List of Articles

Here are A Few of the Articles We’re Going To Look at First:

1. “5 Technologies That Will Shape the Web”
Innovations that will make the Web smarter and sleeker and irresistibly more social, too.”
By Elise Ackerman & Erico Guizzo

2. “Under the Hood at Google and Facebook”
“A peek at the data centers, servers, and software that keep us feeling connected.”
By David Schneider, with additional reporting by Quentin Hardy

3. “What Are You Allowed to Say on China’s Social Networks?”
Social networking sites, founded on the promise of free expression, have run into political trouble in China.
By Sky Canaves

4. “H0w Many “Friends” Can You Really Have?”
“Can social networks expand the evolutionary limit on how many people anyone can truly be close to?”
By Robin Dunbar

5. “Six Billion Friends?”
“Facebook’s growth has been explosive—but not everywhere.”
By Mark Anderson

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