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Blogging = attention deficit?

Posted by iljitsch on October 22, 2007

One of the things that I find remarkable about blogging in general and our little experiment in particular, is how easy it is for everyone to talk about their own stuff, rather than to really interact with others. I don’t think this is an automatic result from being online, because in discussion forums and on old school systems like Usenet, you see real discussions rather than the more or less random thoughts that pop up a lot on blogs. Would it be fair to say that successful bloggers manage to stick to a subject, even if it’s set by someone else, while people who dabble in it don’t seem to be looking much further than their own thoughts and keyboard, and are usually not very successful at blogging? 

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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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