Monday, July 09, 2007

Love and money

I found this video, that purports to explain social networking in plain English, on Jill Walker’s blog. I must say that I have problems with a version of social networking that defines itself in terms of romance, money and finding security (somewhere to live). It strikes me that blogs, wikis, photosharing sites like Flickr and portals like Netvibes don’t really do any of that. True an online social network extends everyday networks in interesting ways, but basically a network is a connective web for communication. Clearly then, romance, money and so on are possible, but so is sharing, knowledge building, recommending books and films and much, much more.

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