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January 30, 2004

FOAF for social networks

As posted on Marc's Voice:

First, the question should be: How many social network *services* are too many? The number of social networks themselves is infinite, and it's been that way for thousands of years. Social Networks are not web sites - they are relationships between interconnected people. Two social network services is too many because web sites should not define or limit (or duplicate) your social relationships. Social networks need to exist as separate entities from the services or web sites that facilitate them. A social network service that recognizes this will be very successful. FOAF seems like a good starting point. Hmmmmmm....

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Two many social network services

As posted at thesocialsoftwareweblog:

First, the question should be: How many social network *services* are too many? The number of social networks themselves is infinite, and it's been that way for thousands of years. Social Networks are not web sites - they are relationships between interconnected people. Two social network services is too many because web sites should not define or limit (or duplicate) your social relationships. Social networks need to exist as separate entities from the services or web sites that facilitate them.

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January 5, 2004

MT Searches Plugin

As posted at The Girlie Matters:

Why don't you use the MT Searches plugin for this?

I recently implemented this (in a multi-blog environment) and it works great. See it in action at http://www.stanthecaddy.com/search.html. (Note that in this implementation I also limit the results to a single category).

posted at 5:18 PM EDT | Discussion (2) | TrackBack (0)

Simulated Stock Exchanges

As posted on Tribe.net:

Video games is probably a good one.

Other potential ideas are:

-"Pro" wrestling exchange - I don't follow wrestling, but there are enough obsessed fans out there to make a successful site, I think.

-Political Exchange - Buy and sell shares in Dubya, Dean, etc. Not as big of a market, in my view, but this is an election here. The ability of a web-based exchange simulation to act as a predictor of polictical outcomes would be very interesting.

-Sports - Buy and sell players /teams. A different approach to sports pools.

-Product/Fads - bet on the next big product fad

Of course, TV Shows is another (obvious) one...

Good Luck,

Mark

posted at 2:51 PM EDT | Discussion (0) | TrackBack (0)

Pimp Your Business

As posted on Tribe.net:

Just pimpin' my new consulting business:

I am offering comprenhensive web presence management services, including Movable Type Customization, Blog Design, Search Engine Optimization, blogging for business, blog optimization and more.

10% of profits go to charity. Learn more and get a free assessment for your site/business at http://www.markcarey.com/

Thanks for your time,

Mark

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January 2, 2004

Blog Cooperatives as a monster garage company

As posted on Tribe.net:

This idea is a good one, similar my idea of Blog Cooperatives. (You can ready the paper and discussion at http://www.blogcoop.com/paper.html). The basic idea is a group of people collaborating together, in which each member has an equal say and equal voice. Compensation would be based on a reputation system that incorporates feedback and voting by other members of the cooperative.

At the end of the paper, I proposed the first blog cooperative a Web Presence Consulting business (http://www.blogcoop.com/web-presence-consulting.html) I am ready to give it a go if you are. :-)

posted at 4:05 PM EDT | Discussion (1) | TrackBack (0)

Real Communication

As posted on Tribe.net:

We need to unlearn the way business communicates with customers. Businesses need to remember that they are people, and sop are their customers. It's time to stop hiding behind faceless logos and static "brochure" web sites. Real communication, real interaction, and staning for something real are keys to the rebirth of business, in my opinion.

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Future of Social Networks

As posted on Tribe.net:

Those are great questions, Lars. I haven't been too active in these social networks yet myself - though I have a new year's resolution to make more of an effort to investigate the possibilities.

As a potential answer, I have recently thought about the potential for social networks as reputation systems(http://www.markcarey.com/web-dawn/archives/discuss-p2p-reputation-systems.html), that can be used for social and business interactions. For this to truely work, it seems, the system would have to be open and peer-to-peer in nature - so that any number of applications could access nad use the reputation information contained therein. Currently there are many islands - while you may build a reputation on one island, you can't take it with you to the other, even thought you are still the same person. For this reason, it seems, the ulitmate social network will be the one that is controlled by no one, and open to all.

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