Eaton blog: The anatomy of the death of a social network

Remember Friendster? It was the go-to social network for, say about ten minutes back in the early 2000s. But then came Myspace, then Facebook, and that was the end of that. But what really happened? The academic article, “Social Resilience in Online Communities: The Autopsy of Friendster” was written by three Swiss engineering professors (David Garcia, Pavlin Mavrodiev and Frank Schweitzer) and is worth taking a closer look at.

You can read the entire post here on Eaton’s The Plug blog and my comments on their work.


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