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The Spectrum of Networks


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A short introduction to the ideas discussed by the panel at BlogTalk 2010 in Galway based on my original blog post: on the differences between social and conversational networks.

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The Spectrum of Networks

  1. 1. The Spectrum of Networks @adewale @ade_oshineye, August 23, 2010
  2. 2. The Spectrum of NetworksSocial ConversationalMonday, August 23, 2010
  3. 3. Social Networks Follow people you know Private/Intimate Symmetric follow Fixed context and restricted reuse Most of the peopleMonday, August 23, 2010
  4. 4. Conversational Networks Follow strangers who interest you Public/discursive Asymmetric follow Variable context and widespread reuse Most of the creativityMonday, August 23, 2010
  5. 5. The Spectrum of NetworksSocial ConversationalMonday, August 23, 2010
  6. 6. Questions How does this model change how we look at existing services like LinkedIn? What do we do about networks that want to move across the spectrum? Do these different kinds of networks generate different kinds of graphs? Do different kinds of graphs support different kinds of behaviours? Where on the spectrum do we put the people who regularly comment on certain blogs?Monday, August 23, 2010