Graphing Social Patterns
David Glazer says that people are the killer app of the web. That is, finding ways to connect people easily and seamlessly is the next great wave in computing. There are barriers to overcome, but the desire to see it happen is great. In this presentation Glazer offers a snapshot of how we got to this point and where things will need to go from here.
Chris Messina has been an advocate of an open, social Web for many years. In this talk at the Graphing Social Patterns conference, Chris outlines potential problems with the current "walled garden" ideology of the major social networks and how the DiSo project aims to tackle them.
We play many roles in our daily lives: colleague, friend, parent, consumer, family member. Yet, says Charlene Li, our multidimensional lives are not currently accessible or integrated in any significant way. In this presentation Li discusses what she sees as the future of social networks, where the media we use will both reflect and inform the lives we lead.
LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, is building an application platform aimed at maximizing user value and business success. In this presentation from O'Reilly's Graphing Social Patterns conference, Adam Nash describes LinkedIn's strengths as a professional communication tool and how their application and advertising platforms will reach and serve professionals and business owners.
While the number of Facebook apps is increasing, activity is flattening out and concentrated in the most popular apps. In this presentation from O'Reilly's Graphing Social Patterns conference, Roger Magoulas of O'Reilly Media breaks down some statistics and opportunities on Facebook apps.
Allen Hurff tells the inside story of the creation of the MySpace platform, the genesis of OpenSocial. Hurff discusses MySpace's focus on developer relations and the APIs available and gives some clues to future enhancements. He emphasizes the balance required to provide powerful developer tools without compromising the user experience.