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Social networking and Web 2.0

Posted by Rafa on October 15, 2007

Social networking is a concept that includes many innovative new services that have appeared on the internet in recent years. What these services have in common is that they attract many groups (or communities), where the participants (such as friends or family) share common interests.

For example:

Flickr is a photo-sharing website where people can upload their photos and share them with friends.

Del.icio.us is similar to Flickr, but where the objects are web locations instead of photos.

One of the most exciting directions of social networking is integration with mobile devices. For example, dodgeball is a friend network and dating service that works with mobile text messaging. When members want to meet someone, they can write a text to Dodgeball with their location and find out where their friends are. Another example is nanoblogging sites (see my previous post) which are integrated with mobile devices.

So, the social networking phenomenon is great, but its fusion with mobile computing can be extremely powerful for the web 2.0 world.

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2 Responses to “Social networking and Web 2.0”

  1. Anonymous said

    Social Networking is a most ilustrative example of the “Network Effect”, isn’t it? 🙂

    People that live permanently connected to others. And when I say “permanently” I mean it: the conexion is always there, it is fluid, it is inmediate… You don’t need to say good bye when you leave, because you can always get me at once… This is a major change, don’t you thik? 🙂

    A change that is configuring the mind of the new generations in a very different way…

  2. Rosa Delgado said

    I was working on “Telefonica Móviles España” during 3 years, in the SMS&MMS services deparment, and i had never thought that some mobile services and applications, like for example “chat”, could be used by millions and millions of mobile users. So, i imagine that web 2.0 into a mobile with tools that you mention in your post, it will be a very very success business for the mobile operators.

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