Social Software

Internet and politics

Two items related to our ongoing discussion of social software and its applicability in action organizations like ACS. Now that Dean has defleated, second-guessing about the Internet-effect in politics is the topic du jour. And then, Web sites are popping up to check the “facts” that politicians put out during 2004.

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Fluffy has a home page too.

The social software revolution is now making room for pets. Backwash.com is encouraging pet owners to sign up their pets and have them dialogue with each other. This is important because it shows that every single specialty group can find, or make a home for themselves on the internet. This is a reflection of human society. Interaction is no longer ...

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Social Circles … lots of circles

Another step in a new direction Social Software … the ability to graphically display people’s connections with each other via the e-mails they send each other over a mailing list. This is a powerful tool, one that may be useful if we ACS can use it to identify the existing relationships specifically with regards to our mailing lists and bulletin ...

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Friendster is the next TIA?

This is an interesting article about the evolution of the social networking and the information that it gathers. The author poses the question, ‘is friendster.com the next step toward the Total Information Act’? She notes that even ardent privacy activists are posting and using these Friend of a Friend (FOAF) sites. If we are so concerned with privacy from the ...

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