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Many-2-Many on Corante

Clay Shirky

Ross Mayfield & Socialtext

Seb's Open Research

Are you ready for social software?

The Social Software Weblog and their awesome Social Software Meta-List

This is a nascent category here. The topic is mushrooming. Social software is bigger than social software. 1/2005

Alas, in early 2005, Deloitte drove the wooden stake through the heart of Cappuccino, a favorite, feistry read with the good taste to print things like:

When it comes to knowledge management and learning, "we may be witnessing the death throes of the command and control organization," according to Berkeley, California-based author and researcher Jay Cross. "The pendulum seems to be swinging from an institutional, top-down model to an individual, or bottom-up, model," he said. Learning, according to Cross, can be defined as optimizing the performance of your social network. You want to find information faster and cut out the less useful, or underperforming parts of your network. Social software makes this happen. "Reputation has to factor into it," he added. The eBay model for feedback may be relevant beyond the online auction business.

Models of Collaboration By Timothy Butler and David Coleman

the majorty of collaborative environments to fit into one or more of five primary collaboration models:

* Library * Solicitation * Team * Community * Process Support

A framework for analyzing and designing collaborative systems can be built based on an understanding of the pure models and how they may be combined.

Visit www.livingnetworksbook.com for information about Living Networks, written by Ross Dawson, CEO Advanced Human Technologies.

Weblogs, Inc is creating a new layer on top of traditional business-to-business media that:

1. saves professionals the time associated with reading dozens of trade publications by providing a non-stop, top-level summary of the news; 2. provides analytical tools that give readers the ability to sort and search stories by topics within an industry; 3. gives users the ability to participate by engaging in discussions, ranking stories and by submitting their own “blogs” (i.e., pointers and summaries of stories on other sites); and 4. promotes fairness and truth in reporting by acting as a public forum where industry professionals can participate.

Musings of a Social Architect, a blog by Amy Jo Kim.

Social Network Analysis

in science, from Wired


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