A while ago I wondered how our relationship to social networking services will change when instead of adding new contacts, we begin to feel like we'd be better off cutting the links to the people who we actually don't know, stopped liking, or no longer want to be associated with for whatever other reason. I was reminded of this on reading that Russel Beattie has now decided to link out of LinkedIn.
Van het weblog van Jyri Engeström
SOCIAAL GEDRAG •
Inne ten Have
Een goed voorbeeld: Dodgeball
2005-05-12, door Inne ten Have
- Your Friends
Tell us where you are and well send messages to all of your friends letting them know, so you can meet up
- Friends of Friends
Tell us where you are and we'll locate friends of friends within 10 block, letting you know so you can meet up
- Meet Crushes
Crush on people online, and be notified of crushers when they are nearby
find venue locations and broadcast messages to all your friends
In job searches, cutting 'degrees of separation'
Social networking sites for job seekers are popping up all over the Web. With names like LinkedIn, Ryze, Spoke Software and Tribe Networks, the sites boast the opportunity to link users to "insiders" with access to jobs, eliminating anxiety-ridden cold calls.
The theory behind social networking sites is that users become links in a chain with only a few degrees of separation. Lieu, for example, was separated from her new boss by only four people, or four degrees. In that sense, LinkedIn and its competitors are making use of the so-called small-world theory.
In 1967, Stanley Milgram, a Harvard University social psychologist, tested the theory when he sent 300 letters to randomly selected people in Nebraska and asked them to use their personal contacts to reach an individual they did not know in Boston.
In all, 60 senders contacted the Boston individual through other people, leading Milgram to surmise that the average number of steps separating individuals in the United States is six. That led to the phrase "six degrees of separation."
Some consummate networkers have added their names and personal contacts to social networking sites, but that does not mean that they are not cautious or skeptical.
The reason: Social networking is not foolproof.
Gepubliceerd op International Herald Tribune
door Diane E. Lewis (The Boston Globe)
2005-06-02, door Inne ten Have
Five reasons social networking doesn't work
I've gotten a lot of invitations to Friendster over the years, which, to be honest, I ignored. I always just assumed I didn't have time for that tomfoolery. Plus, I already had a boyfriend, and I already had friends. I know that all sounds horribly snobby, but there it is. But then, along came Orkut. Suddenly, because I was working in the Geek Zone, my coworkers were sending me Orkut invites. Every geek I knew was into it, and the peer pressure got too strong. I signed up. I filled out my little Orkut profile (I think I even uploaded a photo), and for about three weeks, my friends, coworkers, and I obsessively hung out on Orkut. And then, suddenly, we just got bored--weirdly, all at the same time. My entire Orkut generation, all the people who'd found it at the same time I did, just up and lost interest. Of course, round about that time, Orkut got painfully slow, and although it's better now (I just checked it out in the course of writing this column--hey, maybe I'll have a resurgence of interest!), it's still a heck of a lot easier to just e-mail or instant-message the people I know.
Therein, I think, lies one of the five problems I've identified with social networking, and a good segue into my list.
- There's nothing to do there
- It takes too much time
- Traffic alone isn't enough
- Strangers kind of suck (or, put nicely, the social hierarchy is really not that attractive)
- We already have the Internet
Gepubliceerd op C|NET
2005-06-21, door Inne ten Have
Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools, and the Formation of Social Networks
New research shows that when people need help getting a job done, they'll choose a congenial colleague over a more capable one. That has big implications for every organization—and not all of them are negative.
Een artikel van de Harvard Business Review
2005-06-22, door Inne ten Have
(4,9Mb) bestand van de presentatie.
file van de presentatie (37:25 min, 18Mb).
meer podcasts van Reboot 7.
2005-07-26, door Inne ten Have
buddyPing provides a mobile location platform for you to find your friends when you are out and about, as well as a location based events calendar that will notify you when something great is happening in your local area. All from your mobile phone.
It saves you a bundle on ringing all your mates or sending them all text messages to say you are out and about. We do it all automatically for you for free!
Just tell us your location, and we will locate all of your friends in the area. We also let your mates know where you are so there is no excuse not to meet up. As an added bonus, you earn text message credits just by signing up and by inviting your friends to become part of the buddyPing network.
Signing up is simple and free. After we have verified your email address and mobile phone number, you can immediately get connecting by:
Within seconds, buddyPing can locate all of your friends and let you know about the best things happening in your area.
- Adding your friends
- Get them to sign up for an account
- Send a text to 85080 with your location
buddyPing combines a simple idea with modern technology. The result? Your world at your fingertips!
Gevonden via SmartMobs
2005-08-09, door Inne ten Have
Social Networks are the New Media
No one can argue that MySpace has been the “it girl” for the past year. And the fact that she belongs to Rupert Murdoch only seems to have heightened the envy, and gotten everyone’s knickers in a twist. As a result, it seems that nearly every media company and venture capital fund on the planet is out on the dance floor stumbling over one another to see if they can identify the next breathless social networking beauty.
Yet in all this craziness, it would behoove those looking into this space to step back for a moment, take a deep breath, and realize something fundamental… social networking is a micro-phenomenon of a much larger macro-trend that the Internet has spawned since its birth… digital self-expression. And today’s social networks (along with other forms of social media, like blogging and online video-sharing) are just the tip of iceberg when it comes to the long-term potential of digital self-expression.
Gepubliceerd door Robert Young op GigaOM.com
2006-05-31, door Inne ten Have
5 reasons why social networks... (fail or succeed)
Facebook's "Privacy Trainwreck": Exposure, Invasion, and Drama
Last night, i asked "Will Facebook learn from its mistake?" In the first paragraph, i alluded to a "privacy trainwreck" and then went on to briefly highlight the political actions that were taking place. I never returned to why i labeled it that way and in my coarseness, i failed to properly convey what i meant by this. So let me explain.
Was all of the information in the News Feeds available to users before? Yes. That's not the point.
In the tech world, we have a bad tendency to view the concept of "private" as a single bit that is either 0 or 1. Either it's exposed or not. When companies make a decision to make data visible in a more "efficient" manner, there is often a panic. And the term "privacy" is often invoked. Think back to when Deja made Usenet searchable. The term is also invoked when companies provide new information to you based on the data you had previously given it. Think back to the shock over Gmail's content-based ad delivery. Neither of these are about privacy in the bit sense but they ARE about privacy in a different sense.
Privacy is not simply about the state of an inanimate object or set of bytes; it is about the sense of vulnerability that an individual experiences. When people feel exposed or invaded, there's a privacy issue.
What happened with Facebook was not about a change in the bit state - it was about people feeling icky. It made people felt icky for different reasons - some felt it for the exposure while others felt it for the invasion. Let me explain.
Gepubliceerd door danah boyd
2006-09-16, door Inne ten Have
Video of Jyri Engestrom on social objects
Microsoft's Innovate site has made available a video (WMV, of course) and an mp3 of Jyri Engestrom talking about growing networks around social objects.
- What are your objects?
- What are your verbs?
- How can people share the objects?
- What is the gift in the invitation?
- Are you charging the publishers or the spectators?
Gepubliceerd op SmartMobs
2007-02-15, door Inne ten Have
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