Boston E20 Notes: Designing Social Applications

Portals and KM

I attended session - Designing Social Applications " a panel session led by David F. Here is the session description: “Part of becoming a social enterprise is understanding what makes social applications work, both for purposes of selecting commercial applications and for designing their own. One of the key things they recognized early on is the need for a real component model for the delivery of SaaS based apps. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0

Is MySpace Good for Society? A Freakonomics Quorum - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog

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Region Business Technology Science Health Sports Opinion Editorials Columnists Contributors Letters The Public Editor Arts Style Travel Jobs Real Estate Autos February 15, 2008, 1:18 pm Is MySpace Good for Society? Our survey included questions designed to assess students’ “social capital,” a concept that describes the benefits individuals receive from their relationships with others. As a software designer, I personally find this scary and terribly exciting.

Monetizing: Virtual Goods venture capital 2009

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The platform is based on an innovative engagement-marketing model in which users earn points or virtual currencies by participating in unique advertising offers that are specially engineered for targeting, relevancy and maximum conversions. business models virtual goods

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Skype, social networks and language learning

Ken Carroll

About Ken Carroll « Linear and non-linear learning Designing conversations » Skype, social networks and language learning There’s lots of start-ups in the language learning space, mostly variations on the social networking and Skype models.

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Social Networks And Group Formation - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

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Read more at Going Social Now more about Shiv Stories by Shiv Singh Practical Strategies for Creating a Successful Intranet [1 Comment] Value-Driven Intranet Design [3 Comments] Making Knowledge Management Work on your Intranet [2 Comments] A Web 2.0

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Here Comes ItalianPod

Ken Carroll

New definitions of mobile learning » Here Comes ItalianPod Harold Jarche writes about how the traditional ‘business model’ of the universities is under pressure. But the business model of the University is as young as ever.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Anyway, I thought I would play around with Twitter business models, given the current interest in premium sponsored tweets in Search (and later timeline) on Twitter (see Fastcompany for more) . Social Media Monetization Models on Flickr [link]. The eBay model but for digital items.

Interactive television seminar: developing new interactive experiences for television audiences

Taming the spaces

of Lapland there are artistic research methods applied to art and design research. Same we see in modern social media services such as Twitter, Blogspot, Myspace etc. Three models are applied in interactive art research of Teijo: a) Kari Kuuti 1996 activity theory model.

Identity Online

Jenny Connected

A Model of Digital Identity Formation in Online Learning Networks. People and societies: Rom Harré and designing the social sciences (pp. Van Doorn 2009 The ties that bind: the networked performance of gender, sexuality and friendship on MySpace [link]. This week has seen the last Networked Learning Conference Hotseat for this year – Managing your Online Learner Identity.

List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

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The user experience should be near seamless, therefore any company can have their own MySpace. Small World Labs “Small World Labs provides the design, implementation, and hosting services for your online social or professional network.&# MySpace is obviously a social network.

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Identity Online

Jenny Connected

A Model of Digital Identity Formation in Online Learning Networks. People and societies: Rom Harré and designing the social sciences (pp. Van Doorn 2009 The ties that bind: the networked performance of gender, sexuality and friendship on MySpace [link]. This week has seen the last Networked Learning Conference Hotseat for this year – Managing your Online Learner Identity.

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

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Introduction Since their introduction, social network sites (SNSs) such as MySpace, Facebook, Cyworld, and Bebo have attracted millions of users, many of whom have integrated these sites into their daily practices. Facebook, MySpace, and Cyworld). Is MySpace just a fad?

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Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Twitter’s data model and messaging system is so primitive compared to Facebook’s, or even that of Buzz or MySpace or Friendster or Digg etc.

Wikia Open Sources Social Networking - Focused Networking Now Open to All - ReadWriteWeb

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ArmchairGM in particular has been a big social networking innovator in the Wiki market and was acquired to help drive the design of the whole Wikia ecosystem. We wrote earlier this week that the big social news aggregator model (Digg, Yahoo!

Community vs. Social Network - Lithosphere Community

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With this knowledge, it should be obvious why Facebook , MySpace , and LinkedIn are social networks as opposed to communities. Having been an academician before I crossed-over, I can definitely appreciate the need for rigor and proper design to be applied on a topic like this (especially as there can be various nuances of the term). Basically, I use math, stat, machine learning to model how our brain process visual information.

Rex's Thought Spot: Beyond Serendipity for Enterprise 2.0

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Specifically designed environments optimally enhanced to increase the likelihood for shelled mollusks to produce "prefect" pearls. They approached me and asked for assistance in building a "Wiki Sales Manual" designed by sales people for sales people.

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Brad's Thoughts on the Social Graph

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MySpace also has a lot of good data, but not all of it. It lets them know if they were friends with somebody on Friendster and they didnt know they were both friends on MySpace, they might want to be. MySpace) might not ever ever support this.

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Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

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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.

Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

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The open source model allows Alfresco to use best-of-breed open source technologies and contributions from the open source community to get higher quality software produced more quickly at much lower cost.

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Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

Additionally, at one time, his Twitter profile pointed to a landing page on Virb (a MySpace clone). Identity teams have valid concerns regarding the design and behavior of social tools and applications - especially if they mimic more wide-open consumer models or integrate with such systems (e.g., The analysis below is an update to my earlier post.

Community 2.0 Conference Notes: Day 3 " humantech

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Research & Shawn Gold (b), MySpace Shawn GolBill Schreiner: How many people use myspace? Almost everyone in the room raises their hands) Elizabeth Churchhill: What was the first vision for myspace? Myspace listened to the audience. They created a toolset to execute small business on myspace. Shawn GolBill Schreiner: Myspace had to master plan to change the music industry. Myspace empowered the artist. Music industry does A&R on myspace.

Social Graph: Concepts and Issues

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Quick Primer on Graphs And Networks In Mathematics, a Graph is an abstraction for modeling relationships between things.It As it turns out, Graphs are very powerful modeling tools for modelingnatural and man-made systems.

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

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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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Community Building: How To Create Your Own Social Media Network With Ning - Robin Good's Latest News

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If you ever thought about creating your own mini YouTube, MySpace or community site, in which members can upload media, write and contribute directly, the time of your dream has finally come. is now as easy to use as MySpace , Blogger or YouTube.

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Socializing

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Jive, for example, is a collaboration platform designed with a social perspective. can be socialized by the addition of social tools, but the design centers for these platforms remains unchanged (SharePoint, even SP10, remains designed around content management.)

The Value of Community Management

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Some approaches we are seeing to understand this value are social network analysis and systems dynamics modeling but both require an advanced understanding of the approach to effectively use.

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VelvetPuffin, a social network masquerading as unified IM | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

And it does let you connect with users on the IM platforms ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, GTalk, and MySpace. But that function is really a Trojan horse designed to get you to move yourself, and your friends, onto the VelvetPuffin network.

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

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Its not a competitor to other data portability movements like Facebook Connect , MySpaces Data Availability , or Google Friend Connect. Invited by Vlad, I am currently helping the design of Genome service. I also want to thank our designers: Rederick Asher and Vladimir Tatarovich.

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Zude May Be A Better Netvibes

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With the advent of “cross-domain drag and drop” technology from a new company called Zude , CEO Jim McNeil believes everyone from MySpace addicts to grandmas can create a web page, for virtually any purpose. The company’s business model is straight-forward – with a free account, your page will have advertising, but if you pay an annual fee (likely $25), it will not. Zude makes even myspace look organised! We designed Zude to be the ultimate consolidator.

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Federal CIO Council Seeks to Advance Trustworthy Social Media

Influence

Confronted with a Memorandum for Transparency and Open Government and over 200,000 websites designed to spoof social networks like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter already on the Web , the US Federal Government faces a unique challenge. While challenging, it certainly is not impossible for the US Federal Government to overcome the non-user fee based revenue model of many social media vendors.

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The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online

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It is designed to heighten individual autonomy and thwart centralization. It is a design frontier and a particularly fertile space for innovation. Nearly 10 million registered users have contributed to Wikipedia, 160,000 of whom are designated active.

Wikia Open Sources Social Networking - Focused Networking Now Open to All

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ArmchairGM in particular has been a big social networking innovator in the Wiki market and was acquired to help drive the design of the whole Wikia ecosystem. We wrote earlier this week that the big social news aggregator model (Digg, Yahoo!

Employee social networking case study : Sabre's cubeless product

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Site Map | Contact | Careers | Login Sections About Us Services Events News Articles Clients Search Site Advanced Search… Personal tools Articles Navigation Articles Best Practices Content Content Management e-Business Governance Intranet Articles Learning Return on Investment (ROI) Search and Search Engines SharePoint Strategic Design Usability Web 2.0 Skip to content. Skip to navigation Planning. Technology. Measured Success.

Three types of facilitation

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Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral Network and community design and facilitation; event design and facilitation. Please don’t start banging on about ‘converting the lurkers’ - if you do, it’s a sure sign that the community’s model is dominating which will make many people feel oppressed. But this model is not so trendy any more. Facilitators will find themselves across flickr, youtube, myspace, facebook, bebo, multiply, xing etc.

» The Dangers of “Retrospective Coherence”

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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.

Wikinomics " Blog Archive " Getting past the collaboration' buzz word

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From the report: Research shows the term “collaboration” is used to cover the gamut—from projects designed to cut costs, increase efficiency and improve compliance to those involving working with outsiders to develop new products.

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LongJump: Database in the Cloud

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The provided tools let you easily add users, change their access and sharing permissions, define new data models, import data, add or change fields, perform mass update and delete functions, add data policies or workflows, and create custom reports.

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Wikinomics» Blog Archive » Is your Organization Talent Ready?

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government innovation intellectual property Internet leadership marketing mash-ups mass collaboration media mobile music MySpace Net Generation open innovation openness open source platforms policy politics privacy prosumers Second Life social media social networking technology transparency user-created virtual worlds web 2.0 Exploring How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything with Don Tapscott , Anthony D. Williams , and the Wikinomics Team.

Forrester Wave Report: The Leaders in Community Platforms for Marketers (Part 4/4)

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Fortunately, the Forrester Wave reports are designed to segment crowded industries. I would agree with Jeremiah that what is really important is the solution and services that you are able to provide customers – in some sense, regardless of deployment model.

Anne Truitt Zelenka " The Decline and Fall of Facebook

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I think that’s why these services are so volatile: why we’re so willing to flee from Friendster and into MySpace’s loving arms; from MySpace to Facebook. Much of this comes from cognitive and behavioural modelling in the psychology-space. Web Design Web Development Women and Men Writing XML My Book Recent Comments John on Algebra I Activity: Bungee Barbie lilalia on What’s happening… Adam Cooper on School Culture: Sestina or Sonnet?

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Seven Steps to Graphing Your Facebook Strategy

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Up until a few months ago, Facebook profiles stood in stark, locked-down contrast to the technicolor, anything-goes world of MySpace profiles. But with the introduction of Facebook apps, you now have the ability to make just as much of a mess of your profile on Facebook as on MySpace (ok, well almost). It’s no secret that Facebook intends to iterate its advertising offering in a big way, and MySpace recently made headlines for doing the same.

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Pew Internet Report: 55% of teens use social networking sites

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blog boris mann business CeBIT change change management citizen journalism city Clay Shirky cognition collaboration Collaborative Technology collective action Community Confluence conversation Course Using Wiki creativity culture customers data center David Weinberger Design & Branding Digital Democracy digitallearning DITA documentation earmarks EDUCAUSE2006 email encyclopedia enterprise 2.0 Hira on the Gen Y workforce Design & Branding Art.

Jon Dron :: Weblog :: E-pluribus unum

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Indeed, it is common for clusters within networks to be an emergent feature: the form is quintessentially bottom-up, un-designed and distributed. Classic network software would include the trackbacks, pings and blogrolls that help to form the blogosphere, or social networks that emerge through sites such as MySpace , LinkedIn or FOAF. Its authorisation model is ideally suited to groups – communities can be as private or public as we wish.

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