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» The Dangers of “Retrospective Coherence”

John Tropea - Delicious Community

My own view is that communities can evolve, but cannot be designed top down. My own view is that communities can evolve, but cannot be designed top down. This is the classic engineering approach which assumes that there must be a top down, designable RIGHT answer. Because we make the classic mistake of creating predictive models from complex systems. As curriculum designers, lesson planners, syllabus makers we practice a form of retrospective coherence.

With a 50 Friends Limit, Path Is the Opposite of Twitter

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Path Path calls itself “The Personal Network&# because it’s determined to go against the example set by Twitter Twitter ’s follower model; you are limited to just 50 friends on Path. the design is attractive. Doesn't look like a smart model.

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Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

ConceptShare.com - Share concept designs and allow invited workers to mark-up, comment, and give feedback. Huddle.net - Designed for collaborative work in the fields of PR, advertising, marketing, design and more. WriteMaps.com - Designed specifically for creating and sharing sitemaps amongst web teams. Might want to take a look at Celtx, an OSS collaborative app designed for people creating media, including film, theatre, animation and comics.

Exclusive: First Look At Genome, A Next-Gen Social Networking Service - ReadWriteWeb

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Youll be able to access Genomes service from a web app, a desktop client (they have a Windows, Mac, and Linux client planned), and a mobile app. Invited by Vlad, I am currently helping the design of Genome service. And Vladimir is responsible for the apps design.

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