5th Global Information Village Plaza – MySpace, OurSpace: a discussion of social media in the international sphere

Welcome to the Global Information Village Plaza, or GIVP, space on the SIG-III blog. The 2007 GIVP discussion focuses on social networking in international contexts -- for example, how social networking services differ by country, and how people from diverse cultural backgrounds use social networking services differently. We've posted a number of topics and questions below to spark discussion:

What do we mean by social networking and why talk about it?