Social Spaces on the Internet: social ( signals + media )
Engagement with -- and in Public Spaces
1. The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces : William H. Whyte
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?
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