Social Spaces on the Internet:  social ( signals + media )

Fall 2017

Engagement with -- and in Public Spaces
Assignment 7


1.  The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces : William H. Whyte


Write up

1.  The Whyte video lists seven features that he hypothesized would make a public plaza usable and popular.  Describe the one with the biggest impact and explain why this was the case.

2.  Do you think other features could be considered/investigated?

3.  Now consider Facebook's News Feed.  Observe your Feed.  As an online public space, what features there would you hypothesize make this space popular?  Is there an equivalent or parallel to the feature you discussed in part 1?

Responses should be submitted via compass in PDF form. 

Late responses will not be accepted.

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