Social Graph

HI all,

Tim Berner Lees in his blog explains the evolution of thinking from net to web to social graph in a clear and precise way.

The Net links computers, the Web links documents.

Now, people are making another mental move. There is realization now, “It’s not the documents, it is the things they are about which are important”. Obvious, really.

Personally, everytime we sign on for a new Web 2.0 tool we are a step further away from keeping things together. We are connecting more socially and yet losing more of our control over our person web space.

Its not the Social Network Sites that are interesting — it is the Social Network itself. The Social Graph. The way I am connected, not the way my Web pages are connected.

It is really interesting to see the evolution of the trends from the eyes of the person who started it.

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Then, when I book a flight it is the flight that interests me. Not the flight page on the travel site, or the flight page on the airline site, but the URI (issued by the airlines) of the flight itself. That’s what I will bookmark. And whichever device I use to look up the bookmark, phone or office wall, it will access a situation-appropriate view of an integration of everything I know about that flight from different sources. The task of booking and taking the flight will involve many interactions. And all throughout them, that task and the flight will be primary things in my awareness, the websites involved will be secondary things, and the network and the devices tertiary.

cheers Martin

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