Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Facebook and Mac Explosion

I don't know if people realize this but on the campus of LSE, about 1/4 laptops are Macs. And 1 in 5 have facebook on their laptops. I have usually thought of people on facebook as time wasters (but it gives them pleasure so I don't judge). I have long since stopped looking at people's profiles and use it mostly as a way to organize my contacts.

However as my fellow students and friends have graduated, some of their profiles have also significantly changed. There is a resource of information out there and if you are careful, you can find them pretty useful. Just don't waste time on your familiar friends' pages, as you will only find interesting thing through the power of weak-ties (c.f. tipping point). For example, looking at someone's profile I discovered a few bits of usefulness:

IDEO helps organizations innovate through design. Independently ranked by global business leaders as one of the world's most innovative companies, we use design thinking to help clients navigate the speed, complexity, and opportunity areas of today's world.

The Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit, professional organization with 5000 members in the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home. The FGI mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective in their careers. To do this, FGI provides insights on major trends in person, online and in print; access to business professionals and a gateway to the influence fashion plays in the marketplace.

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