Useful Links

Bibliography of social networking sites -  maintained by danah boyd: http://www.danah.org/researchBibs/sns.php

Facebook Data Team website: http://www.facebook.com/data

Also, make sure to check out the FB Data Team’s most recent publications. Note that many of these articles are not in our bibliography because they are not peer reviewed (which is understandable, given that they are using internal Facebook data). These articles are generally of very high quality.   http://www.facebook.com/data/app_190322544333196

The Facebook Project – A great general resource site for Facebook researchers: http://www.thefacebookproject.com/about/index.html

Internet Research Ethics - A resource on best practice internet research methods and ethical considerations:  http://internetresearchethics.org/

World distribution stats of Facebook users: http://www.internetworldstats.com/facebook.htm

(if you know of other links that should be included here, please send me an email!)

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