Is Social Networking really social?

Here are a few thoughts on social networking (mainly directed at Facebook). The Issues: Collecting friends becomes a habit The collection can become little more than an online status symbol If this happens are these people really your friends? You just opened up your world and made it ‘ privacy invasive’, you’d likely never dream […]

Facebook, i just don’t see the point

I have tried and tried, but, i just can’t come to grips with facebook. The only functionality i like to use is the quick updates from my blackberry, but apart from that nothing. I find the fact that my photos are held in limbo annoying, to the point at which i won’t upload and poke, […]

Google and Open Social

The success of Facebook looks to have ruffled a few feathers at Google and they have recently launch OpenSocial. this is a set of three common APIs, that will allow developers to access core functions and information from a social network: Profile Information (user data) Friends Information (social graph) Activities (things that happen, News Feed […]