Wikipedia: The social web can be described as people interlinked and interacting with engaging content in a conversational and participatory manner via the Internet.Since social web applications are built to encourage communication between people, they typically emphasize some combination of the following social attributes:Identity: who are you?Reputation: what do people think you stand for?Presence: where are you?Relationships: who are you connected with? who do you trust?Groups: how do you organize your connections?Conversations: what do you discuss with others?Sharing: what content do you make available for others to interact with? In 1998 the term \"Social Web\" was introduced in an article by Peter Hoschka in a related context to describe the shift from using computers and the web as simple cooperation tools to using the computer as a social medium.
blurring of lines between networksfinding solution for aggregating content from disparate networks Wikipedia:The concept of Social Web as a future network - Instead of linking documents, the Social Web will link people, organizations, and concepts.
Social Web - Unconference Session @ MinneWebCon09
An unconference session by Meg Canada and Mykl Roventine
MinneWebCon - April 6, 2009
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What is the social web?
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Source: Comscore, Compete.com, TechCrunch, November 2008