14 Jul 2008 - 5:47am
8 years ago
7 replies

Visualizing Connections on Social Networks

Are there any social networking sites that allow you to dynamically
visualize your social networks? Are there any that allow you to "tag" your
ties to all the people on your social network graph? The research and
ability is out there - just look at, but my question is
- why can't I navigate through my social networks on LinkedIn, Facebook,
Twitter, Gather, or anywhere else like I can navigate words in

31 Jan 2008 - 11:10am
8 years ago
20 replies
Murli Nagasundaram

Social app popularity begins to decline

Social apps are far more complex than single-user apps. I wonder to what
extent a lack of social psych research input into the design of these apps
-- the most popular ones having been designed by college undergrads -- is
causing their popularity to plateau? To me, this suggests a discontinuity
similar to the one that occurred when command line interfaces were displaced
by GUIs. Every GUI out there can trace its origins to the the
multi-disclipinary, thoroughly grounded research conducted at Xerox PARC. I
think it's possible to go only so far by the seat of one's pants.


The Third Place: We're designing it now.

Christina wrote:

It brings up the question "Are Social Networks, Media and Software the
new third place?"

Where does one go to assuage loneliness or boredom? Do you open Twitter?
Swing by Facebook? Is email a third place?

22 Sep 2007 - 2:35pm
8 years ago
4 replies

The Third Place: We're designing it now.

Reading Joel on Software's Building Communities with Software
"The social scientist Ray Oldenburg talks about how humans need a
third place, besides work and home, to meet with friends, have a beer,
discuss the events of the day, and enjoy some human interaction.

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