These are my links for January 17th through January 18th:
- Technology Review: How Google Ranks Tweets – The news that Twitter results will be included in Google has come as a cheer to those of us working within the social web. This article suggests that 'popular' Tweeters (i.e. those with a lot of followers, whose followers have high follow numbers) will rank higher in search terms, as 'followers' are akin to links in how Google calculate Page Rank.
- Howard Rheingold interview – USA – Lengthy BBC interview with online communities and education expert Howard Rheingold discussing how virtual communities have developed and are evolving.
- 5 Ways Foursquare is Changing the World – Foursquare, the mobile game that rewards location activity attending real-world places, is the latest phenomena in social gaming, but also offers means of retail spaces to reward customer loyalty.