A blog for students of Professor Kagan's internet course to comment and highlight class topics. From the various channels for marketing on the internet, to multimedia and e-commerce business models, anything related to the class is fair game.
The social curating summit focuses on the visual
nature of social networks and the variety of content depicted in these networks. It is interesting to me that although
pictures and any sort of visual representation are key motivators in social
network engagement, search engines cannot track images; only text. I am still a bit fuzzy on the technical
workings behind search algorithms, but I know that they run on text identifiers
and that .pdf or .jpg or the like cannot be tracked, linked or shared through
any other means other than through text associated with them. There exists a fundamental conflict here it
seems. At least in terms of the people
who want as much control over their posts.
These people will have to learn how to create their own websites and
dictate the text associated with their video and pictures. Assuming they want more control over their