'Flocking' behavior lands on social networking sites - USATODAY.com
John Tropea - Delicious Social Network
SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
The nature of the beast Among those concerned about the Internets effect on relationships are Michael Bugeja, director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University, and author of the 2005 book Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age. They are essentially data mining what you are putting on that page," he says. The application is programmed to make money, and they make money by data mining and by selling virtual ads."