Well honestly, the name Open Social sounds a bit more 1962 than web2.0…I am thinking church social and maybe Aunt Bee serving up the Kool-Aid and announcing in simple to understand terms, “everyone that joins our social will share the same hymnal .” The announcement from MySpace for the Open Social went like this:” Our… Continue reading Open Social Kumbaya: Pass the API, please
MySpace recently announced that it was developing software that would be installed on home computers and allow parents to monitor the profile name, age, and location that children (or presumably any other computer user) provides when setting up a profile.It monitors sign ins from the computer on which it is installed as well as from… Continue reading MySpace to kids….ID, please.
OK, so my birthday was a few days ago and although that fact seems to have escaped the minds of my children (I think they must have also forgotten who the real Santa Claus is and how close my birthday is to Christmas) it did not go unnoticed in SocialNetwork World, a very friendly place… Continue reading In Social Networks…You’ve Got Birthday
A John Edwards presidency may be that moment that we look back upon and say, "He was the first president of the social media age." He seems to "get it." His wife, Elizabeth seems to "get it." I am not saying that just because he was the keynote speaker at Gnomedex. Visit his website… Continue reading President John Edwards Delivers the State of the Blogosphere…
The Net2 conference begins on May 30th in Santa Clara and ifÃ‚Â like me you are not one of the lucky 350 participants, Marshall Kirkpatrick informed me that there is a remote conference, live online at http://netsquared.org/remote. How cool is that going to be? There is chat which features "special Q&A sessions with NetSquared speakers… Continue reading Net Squared Live Online!
Inspired by a member of his congregation that used MySpace to attract listeners for his rock band, Rev. Patrick Gray, am Episcopal priest from Boston set up a MySpace profile, the Advent, to attract listeners to his sermons. His site includes reminders about service times as well as audio files of the choir. The graphics… Continue reading MyGrace: The Other Blog Evangelists
Forrester has released a new study that says that although three fourths of on line adults access user generated content their confidence in the content is declining; conversely, the over 90% of on line youth that access user generated content indicate that their trust in the content is increasing. Forrester’s report on Social Computing concluded… Continue reading Trust in User Generated Content: Youth Say Yes, Adults Say No
Even with RSS and aggregators, there is still too much information for me to process and use. In my email was Inter Alia Weekly Research, which always has great information to help manage the overload. This time, a site called memeorandum which takes daily news articles and links to the blogs that are talking about the the stories. Then from Seth Godins Blog came a reference to Emily Chang’s e-hub which is a constantly updated reference to everything new in blogs, social software, folksonomy, design and well, just everything.