Brian "Krow" Aker (krow) wrote,
Brian "Krow" Aker

Social Graphs, Portable Neighborhoods

Here is the thing.

Not everyone whom I marked as a friend in social graph games version 1, do I still hang out with. Some moved, others I have nothing in common with any longer. Hobbies change, etc.

Just as I consider Linkedin and Facebook to be two wildly different networks, I pretty much find sites in general to be this way. Sure, some friends are portable... but in many ways social sites are sort of an archive for "this is who I was hanging out with then".

Friendster is sort of 1.0 (ok, ISCA would be 0.1, and Livejournal something like a 0.5).
Tribe 2.0
Facebook 3.0 (though Facebook is filled with friends 2.0 (aka high school))

Twitter, well I don't know what Twitter is.

But do I really want these to be portable? Not really.

Do I want to keep up to date with my friend's contact information?

Sure, that sounds excellent.

But the rest?

Not so much.

If Apple did a better job with Addressbook I would keep more information there (and keep it updated via some system (plaxo++)).

So what does all of this mean?

I am really bored with social sites, social graphs, and how many degrees I am away from anyone.

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