Thursday, February 21, 2008

Getting together

Ducks on ice
I like the idea that networking sites cluster around nodes or social objects - MySpace around music, Flickr round pictures and YouTube round video. Of course they also seem to add another dimension to pre-existing networks. Facebook, by contrast, is a bit different because the network itself seems to be the social object. Is that why I’m suspicious of Facebook? There’s a whole host of reasons for non-participation here; other bloggers just don’t get it; and then, of course, there’s the questionable data protection issues. But maybe there’s also got to be a limit. Blogging, Allconsuming and Flickr take some time –and then of course there’s the teaching blogs, the wikis…not to mention music sites like Clare Large’s intelligent audio.

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