Communities on Google's Orkut

Below is a copy of the social software communities that are up on Orkut.com Google’s new social community. The interesting thing is not that there is such crossover in the communities, but that in such as short amount of time there is such a diverse and interested group. Keep in mind that these are the early adapters though!

Communities about Social Networks 1/31/2004 10:10 AM
Here is the January 31 list of Orkut Communities about Social Networks:

Social Network Analysis
description: A community for people interested in social network analysis.
category: Science & History
created by: Nathan Eagle
type: public
created: Friday, January 23, 2004
size: 225 members

Online Communities
description: Discussion of the social, practical, and technical aspects of online communities and their development.
– Are online friendships “real”?
– Which forum software is best for particular goals?
– What are smart ways to deal with spammers and other jerks?
– What are aspects of the most successful online communities?
…and much more!
category: Cultures & Community
created by: Adam Lasnik
type: public
location: San Francisco, California
created: Wednesday, January 28, 2004
size: 12 members

Social Engineering
description: Learn, Discuss, and Perfect the arts of Socal Engineering and Neurological Reprogramming
category: Computers & Internet
created by: Siviak .
type: public
location: Las Vegas, Nevada
created: Thursday, January 29, 2004
size: 28 members

Social Networking Entrepreneur
description: Starting a social network? Need advice, insults, peeps?
How much are you charging, what’s your business model?
For the answer to this and other questins – join this community.
category: Business
created by: Marc Canter
type: public
location: San Francisco, California
created: Friday, January 23, 2004
size: 155 members

Social Software
description: A community for people interested in the business and technology of social software and social networking.
category: Business
created by: Ross Mayfield
type: public
created: Friday, January 23, 2004
size: 337 members

Steal This Social Network
description: Discuss social engineering and related security concerns within social networks.
Topics include: friend bombing; meme poisoning & disinformation tactics; identity theft; trolling; collaborative misrepresentation; ethics
category: Computers & Internet
created by: Phil Winans
type: moderated
created: Friday, January 23, 2004
size: 222 members

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