BBC: Secret History of Social Networking

“BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan Jones (@ruskin147) traces the hidden story of social networking, from the early days of computing and the 60s counterculture through to the businesses worth billions today. From their roots in utopian experiments in California, online social networks spread around the world. In the past few years companies such as Facebook and Twitter have captivated millions of users. But what will be the next big thing in social networking, and how is it changing our lives?”

Interesting series – download the podcasts here Useful background on Facebook in Prog 2, Foursquare and Twitter in Prog 3

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