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Les enjeux économiques de la géolocalisation pour les réseaux sociaux numériques

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  • Marc Bassoni


    (IRSIC - Institut de Recherches en Sciences de l'Information et de Communication - AMU - Aix-Marseille Université)

  • Félix Weygand


    (IRSIC - Institut de Recherches en Sciences de l'Information et de Communication - AMU - Aix-Marseille Université, Euromed Marseille - École de management - Association Euromed Management - Marseille)

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    In recent years, social networks and their uses have taken a important place in the Internet galaxy. Among these networks those who don't charge end users have not yet stabilized their business model. For these networks, the challenge is now to convert their success in revenu, in other words, to put their targeting and profiling capabilities of Internet users and communities in the service of advertisers. As shown in the example of aka'aki, a mobile social network based on geo-location, the path is narrow and not yet guaranteed success. The growing defiance of Internet users in front of the industrialization of their private data is the main limitation of this business model.

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    Date of creation: 28 Apr 2011
    Publication status: Published in Hermes, CNRS-Editions, 2011, pp.137-142
    Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00625988
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