How are other people doing on learning about virtual communities & social software?? There’s so much out there now, and even more being developed. Are any of us with this goal virtual-community initiators and/or software developers??
Cheers! 2 years ago
Facebook & twitter come to mind first. Diigo, delicious, etc. Mint.com for money & budgeting. Flickr.com & others for photos. Peertrainer.com. Ones for trading raw food dishes/recipes. Just got on blip.fm. There’s an explosion. Some networking communities I still want to find. 3 years ago
I started this category which has since exploded with Web2.0. Twitter.com, tweetree.com, and more! 4 years ago
I’m interested in web usability practices and conventions for online communities. The above list includes communities that I’m either in already or am interested in exploring because of popularity or appeal.
I’m particularly interested in finding a well organized community that deals with public policy, local politics and the like on both a U.S. national and local level. Outside the U.S. would also be of interest, but I’d be an observer, I suppose.
Recommendations appreciated. 6 years ago
The thesis brief I picked for my final project was from Motorola: On the Move, explorations into the value of mobility in social networking.
“Read the project blog”: http://www.bananeira.net/school 6 years ago
I have been doing a lot of reading in this area of the past several years and here are some of the best resources I have come across so far:
Of course, you can always check out the patternhunter blog for more up-to-date news in this area. 6 years ago
This goal is not going to help me. 6 years ago
What strikes me as interesting, having written web-based software (not social software per se) is that most social webware is built on very simple concepts. It is the interactions of the users that make the site worthwhile.
Take 43things for example. The concept is simple. You create a list of goals by naming them. You don’t have to have a goal approved or anything like that. Name it and BAM! it’s a goal. Other people can find your goal and add it to their list. Each goal has a series of comments attached to it, and there are two basic relationships between a person and a goal – Doing it or Done it.
Devilishly simple, but the power comes from people using the software to collaborate almost directly with other people, by posting entries like this with little tidbits of information. A link to a website here. A small anecdote pretaining to the goal. Some advice found useful.
Compare the simplicity-to-usefulness of something as simple as 43things to a complicated web content management system and its absolutely outrageous. Most of the work in the latter is done by the system, whereas the social web takes a hands-off approach and merely facilitates the users and helps them to interact to do amazing and interesting things.
Just thought that was interesting. 7 years ago
I think my favorites at the moment are LinkedIn, plaxo, and 43T/P/P. Awesome stuff. 7 years ago
So for now, I am just watching the trends and enjoying the environments.
If you find a nice community where there is open membership, and there is no member called “denisutku”, just write the address as a reply to this post. 7 years ago
Well, so far this has consisted mainly in using a lot of social software (mostly 43T and affiliates), spending a lot of time on 43ideas, and a few impassioned and idea-heavy conversations. 7 years ago
If anyone was ever a citizen of Active Worlds, please contact me by leaving a message here or something. I love and miss that place and would love to reminisce. I was called John Viper there. 7 years ago
I would like to understand more about what virtual communities. 8 years ago
The technology age has revolutionized the way we work, socialize, and interact with one another. It has made information more readily accessable and has changed the relationships between people. I would like to see people come closer together as a result of this new technology and hope it can positively affect everyone’s life. 8 years ago