SocialSoftware (ThoughtStorms)

Software to enable and encourage social networking

This is all happening so fast and confusedly. (TrackingSystemForLocustSwarms)

: important concepts : http://www2.iro.umontreal.ca/~paquetse/cgi-bin/om.cgi?Important_Concepts_In_Social_Software

: OperatingManualForSocialTools

: Maybe worth linking to PatternLanguageForTheSocialNetwork at this point

TypesOfSocialSoftware


Communicating

(tools for personal and group publishing, and group communication)

Connections between documents / blogs

BottomUp classification

Social Networks

(tools for analyzing or documenting social relationships)

MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRoleplayingGames

(massively multiplayer games are increasingly scritinized to understand social activity)

Political

(the politics of software mediated social networks, how they interact with current politics)

NetworkEpistemology

(understanding the flow of knowledge within networks)


The classic ClayShirky essays

Classic RossMayfield


Counterargument


Thoughts

There's a close connection with TheUserIsThePlatform



CategoryInformationalism, CategoryPolitics, CategorySocialSoftware