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Social media: Lessons from 1920s arcade machines November 1, 2007

Posted by jeremyliew in gaming, social media, social networks.
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Andrew Chen claims that technology changes, but people stay the same. He visits the Mechanical Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf in SF and notes that what entertained people then entertain them now – on social networks:

  • Love Calculators
    Telling the Future
    Old school “Jackass” (much more demure)
    Simulations.
  • It is worth reading the whole thing

    As always, if you can find offline parallels for online behavior, you are in good shape.

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    1. Scattershooting at Like It Matters - November 5, 2007

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