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Lurching Legacy into 2.0
Ross Mayfield lets loose with zingers on IBM's 'social software'... spot on about Lotus Connections, the communites will save the brand. I agree the jury is still out on Quickr. As to the rest, he called it Ajax pixie dust. "I couldn't possibly comment"
Technology  Software  marketing  IBM  Lotus  insight  zingers  social-software  socialsoftware  social  buzzwords  hype  observation 
june 2007 by amaah
Design Principles for Online Communities
The key challenges the Internet community will face in the future are not simply technological, but also sociological: the challenges of social interaction and social organization. This is not to diminish the difficulties of creating new technologies, but
communities  Design  strategy  sociology  social-software  socialsoftware  social  software  technology  BestPractices  collaboration  networks  research 
may 2007 by amaah
Nine Principles for Community Design
1. Define purpose of community 2. Create member extensible gathering places 3. Create member profiles that evolve over time 4. Promote effective leadership 5. Define a clear-yet-flexible code of conduct 6. Organize and promote cyclic events 7. Provide a r
communities  Design  strategy  sociology  social-software  socialsoftware  social  software  technology  BestPractices 
april 2007 by amaah
Attention Abundance
"what if Attention is framed upon abundance-economics and sociology? We have an abundant desire to give attention, and while time is short, when we give to others in groups, what we produce saves time." Declarative Living handwaving or theorizing?
attention  aggregation  economics  declarativeliving  social-software  socialsoftware  sociology 
march 2007 by amaah
The Devolution of Online Conversation Technology -or- Online Discussion Forums Are A Massive Step Backwards
Dennis Forbes bemoaning the decline in usability in discussion forums in the move from Usenet to web and the reinvention of the wheel this entails. He hasn't heard of the Banana boat song or the Cinderella Theory of software. We're all reinventing the whe
web  usenet  design  ubiquity  standards  adoption  usability  technology  software  social-software  socialsoftware  communities  BestPractices 
march 2007 by amaah
Against Well-designed Reputation Systems (An Argument for Community Patent).
From these examples we can surmise that large social systems will need ways to highlight good behavior or suppress negative behavior or both. If the guardians are to guard themselves, oversight must be largely replaced by intrasight, so that imbalances b
groups  communities  Design  moderation  social-software  socialsoftware  social  organization  systems 
january 2007 by amaah
Evaluating Similarity Measures:A LargeScale Study in the Orkut Social Network (pdf)
Online information services have grown too large for users to navigate without the help of automated tools such as collaborative filtering, which makes recommendations to users based on their collective past behavior. While many similarity measures have b
social  networks  groups  social-software  socialsoftware  recommendations  communities  systems  technology  filetype:pdf  media:document 
july 2006 by amaah
Fringe Contacts: People-Tagging for the Enterprise
Stephen Farrell and Tessa Lau's presentation on Fringe, their paper is very interesting also... glue layer people from the IBM tribe and pragmatic at that...
fringe  folksonomy  IBM  people  networks  social-software  socialsoftware  social  research  tagging  glue  pitts  www2006 
may 2006 by amaah
TagOverlay: Reverse Bookmarking
Glue layer people work their magic and begin to implement the feature I suggested in frisson de folksonomie, namely allow a projection of an arbitrary user's tag space onto the current page... Freshblog does it again.. Now for dogear
folksonomies  social-software  socialsoftware  bookmarking  discovery  exploration  navigation  social  dogear  socialnetworking  technology  software  glue  tags  tagging  integration  folksonomy  web  innovation 
may 2006 by amaah
Flames: Emotional Amplification of Text
Christopher Allen's brief thoughts on the phenomenom of flaming and patterns for coping... This should be linked up to Clay Shirky's new gig on wrangling patterns for moderating communities.
communities  insight  moderation  emotion  social-software  socialsoftware  BestPractices  patterns  design  social  sociology  technology 
march 2006 by amaah
Friendster lost steam. Is MySpace just a fad?
Danah Boyd looks at a couple of communities and tries to distill a few patterns.
communities  adoption  technology  social-software  socialsoftware  software  BestPractices  design 
march 2006 by amaah
G/localization: When Global Information and Local Interaction Collide
Danah Boyd's notes on her Etech talk... yet another look at the holy grail of collaboration software
communities  social-software  socialsoftware  BestPractices  insight 
march 2006 by amaah
Future Topics - Christopher Allen's proposed list of essays
The Dark Side of the Force -- The same social tools that we use for good, can also be used for harm. How do we ethically use what we are learning about social software? Some say that almost by definition social software attracts spammers, trolls, and inna
technology  social-software  socialsoftware  software  insight  observation  writing  communities  design  architecture  networks  adoption 
november 2005 by amaah
In defense of small talk
David Weinberger's little anecdote had deep implications for anyone building community software or as we call it social software. Can software help discovery?
life  culture  sociology  social-software  socialsoftware  communities 
june 2005 by amaah
Calling Things By Their Names
The identity of a community is to be found in the most unlikely of things. The things that draw people together to form a cohesive whole are not the explicit things that one thinks, it's not warlike territoriality or dedication to some mission "statement"
language  naming  communities  tribes  patterns  BestPractices  software  history  strategy  lotus  quickplace  sametime  notes  ibm  web  conflict  israel  palestine  Ghana  Dagbon  Kokonba  africa  chicken  guineafowl  anthropology  toli  sociology  social-software  socialsoftware  technology 
june 2005 by amaah
On The Long Tail of Music, Metrics and Recommendations
Responding to Chris Anderson's Bring tha Noise post with some commentary, some metrics from my music collection and a few pointers to artists who inhabit this Long Tail of music...
Technology  design  Architecture  Software  web  systems  social-software  socialsoftware  complexity  services  music  soul  funk  jazz  hip-hop  glue  recommendations  algorithms  heuristics  machine-learning  LongTail  long-tail  FullForce  AdrianaEvans  LisaLisa  CherylPepsiiRiley  JamesBrown  toli  social  data  machinelearning 
june 2005 by amaah
On Tags in Technorati
A suggestion of some potential enhancments to (and nitpicks on) the tag aggregation features in Technorati. Plus an absurd chat showing the contortions Blogger makes one go through to tag posts.
technology  technorati  tags  bookmarks  bookmarking  ui  interface  design  feature  social-software  socialsoftware  software  glue  aggregation  usability  absurd  toli 
june 2005 by amaah
Wow. Technorati,, and Bloglines are making it fantastically easy to find more and more websites and especially Blogs that might interest one. Just look for who else has tagged a page you tagged, or just look at who has tagged under particular
web  blog  social-software  socialsoftware  discovery  communities  leverage  technology  conversation  software 
june 2005 by amaah
On Recommendation Systems
From Amazon, through Audioscrobbler, Netflix and Ultra Gleeper, how do these glue layer, machine-learning heuristic and algorithm-eating Artificial Intelligent folks do recommendation systems and what should one make of them.
Technology  design  Architecture  Software  web  systems  social-software  socialsoftware  complexity  AI  services  recommendation  music  soul  funk  jazz  ibm  life  corporation  glue  recommendations  algorithms  heuristics  machine-learning  toli  machinelearning  data  database  collaboration  navigation  aggregation  search  network  social  long-tail  thinking  LongTail  networks 
may 2005 by amaah
how i implemented tags: a de-normalized approach
a de-normalized approach to tagging with PHP and MySQL, and uses REGEX for tag matching. My system does popular tags, related tags, tag addition, and the ability to seperate tags with commas so you can have multi-word tags. Julian Bond also pipes in
technology  software  design  architecture  database  tags  folksonomies  social-software  socialsoftware  tagging  implementation 
may 2005 by amaah
More Glue Layer People
Life in the glue layer is about the outside-in. Pipes and filters are your abstraction of choice, you might dream of Markov chains, the calculus of design heuristics and those old standbys, the rules of thumb, as you attempt to put order and infer structu
technology  glue  software  design  architecture  social-software  socialsoftware  people  processes  process  collaboration  lotus  ibm  gluecode  social  toli 
may 2005 by amaah
On The Significance of Social Software
the fluidity of the communities in this modern life of ours... a notion of social networks with sometimes implicit rather than explicit webs of relationships. The kind of thinking required for networks needs to be flexible in order to deal with the diffus
communities  social-software  socialsoftware  social  networks  groups  software  technology  sociology  Lotus  IBM  Groove  language  metrics  web  internet  toli 
may 2005 by amaah
The Networked Nature of Community (Online and Offline) (PDF)
scholars discovered that communities continued, but more as sparsely-knit, spatially dispersed social networks rather than as densely-knit, village-like local groups.. it is useful to define community as networks of interpersonal ties that provide sociabi
communities  social-software  socialsoftware  software  social  technology  sociology  Lotus  IBM  knowledge-management  filetype:pdf  media:document 
may 2005 by amaah
Groove Musings
ground-level musings on Groove's acquistion by Microsoft
software  Groove  Lotus  IBM  Microsoft  folklore  collaboration  social-software  socialsoftware  technology  toli 
march 2005 by amaah
People, Processes and Things
People need to communicate so get out of their way and let them collaborate and exchange. Groups, communities and organizations often embody processes, and when using software in support of them, aim for unobtrusiveness and, leverage this network architec
technology  software  design  architecture  social-software  socialsoftware  people  processes  process  sociology  collaboration  lotus  ibm  social  toli 
february 2005 by amaah

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