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October 13, 2005
Web 2.0 and Many-To-Many
So, when this blog started, it was intended to capture various aspects of social software. The hype has kinda gotten taken over by Web2.0. But what is the relationship between Web2.0 and social software? And what about Many-To-Many?
Over on my personal blog
, i’ve written two long posts on Web2.0 that i think are pretty interesting for those invested in social software:
It’s pretty clear that social software has become essential to Web2.0 - social networks, communication, identity production, etc. But how do we discuss social software as something separate from all that? Have we gotten to the point where that concept has escaped us? I look at my co-bloggers here and we’re all still doing our thing but yet, are we all still talking about social software? We’re certainly doing a terrible job at blogging, or at least here. There’s something funny about group blogging around a topic. What about when things change?
The thing about a personal blog is that it changes with you because you don’t feel so compelled to stick with a topic (much to the chagrin of some readers). I know it sounds like a broken record, but i’m still always at a loss over when to cross-post to M2M. Consider this pair of recent posts:
These are certainly at the center of Web2.0 and at the center of culture and sociability. But is it about social software? Quite a few folks have asked me to repost these here, but i think it’s weird that i don’t think of it as the core to social software.
Herein lies the problem with all of this… Our lives have started to escape categories. And topical blogs are categories. Hmmm…
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