I recently gave a brief, casual presentation on The Rise of Social Networking Technologies to a very interesting group of technology innovation professionals in Sydney called Innovation Bay. A video of my presentation is at http://www.viocorp.com/clients/innovationbay.
I prepared a crib sheet for those attending the talk, as below, giving a few references and thoughts on this space….
What defines this space is that it taps existing connections between people – our “six degrees of separation” – to form new, useful direct connections.
Selected Social Networking Technologies
Social/ dating/ politics
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Later I’ll post some thoughts on where this whole space is going, including industry consolidation, user growth, business models, reputation systems, collaborative filtering, learning on demand, and more. Plenty has already been said on the current primary issues of privacy and extending trust through networks, not that these are close to being resolved…