What we can take for granted in online communities

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The talk I gave at Community 2.0 that described some problems with social networking today and how the buidling blocks of distributed social networking might help improve the situation.

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What we can take for granted in online communities

  1. What we should take for granted in online communities The building blocks of Distributed Social Networking (DiSo) Presented at Community 2.0 by Chris Messina Las Vegas, May 14, 2008
  2. Overview
  3. Overview • My background
  4. Overview • My background • Enemies of social networking
  5. Overview • My background • Enemies of social networking • Why were the silos built?
  6. Overview • My background • Enemies of social networking • Why were the silos built? • The web citizen
  7. Overview • My background • Enemies of social networking • Why were the silos built? • The web citizen • The building blocks
  8. Overview • My background • Enemies of social networking • Why were the silos built? • The web citizen • The building blocks • The DiSo Project
  9. My background
  10. CivicSpace A network of grassroots political organizing sites
  11. Spread Firefox A vast collective of volunteer marketers
  12. BarCamp A worldwide community around unstructured events
  13. Flock A browser for the distributed social web
  14. Coworking A loose network of shared workspaces
  15. Citizen Agency Consultancy focused on community “in-reach” marketing
  16. DiSo Project Open source, distributed social networking infrastructure
  17. Spot the trend?
  18. The Starfish and the Spider The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations
  19. Enemies of social networking
  20. Consuming Participating Source: groundswell.forrester.com
  21. Consuming Participating Source: groundswell.forrester.com
  22. Consuming Participating Source: groundswell.forrester.com
  23. Enemy No 1. Signing up for a new account
  24. Enemy No 2. Adding friends
  25. Enemy No 2½. Inviting friends
  26. Enemy No 3. Profiling-filling, linking your services
  27. Satisfaction
  28. Satisfaction
  29. FriendFeed
  30. Enemy No 4. multiplying inboxes & BACN
  31. “Email you want, but not right now.”
  32. Enemy No 5. Finding & joining your groups
  33. Viddler
  34. Enemy No 6. Duplicating content
  35. 10 Interesting Things I Learned About Ansel Adams by Thomas Hawk, Some rights reserved.
  36. Copyright © 2008, Six Apart
  37. Why were the silos built?
  38. bands college students professionals All about the niches bitches!
  39. everyone! everyone! everyone! (w/ a job) Then niche sites traded focus to serve “everyone” :(
  40. System-centric design
  41. System-centric value
  42. Source: Le Monde
  43. Source: Mick Hagen (mickhagen.com)
  44. Users are not the same thing as customers!
  45. The web citizen
  46. the web citizen has identity
  47. the web citizen has provenance
  48. the web citizen has friends
  49. the web citizen has enemies
  50. the web citizen has agency
  51. The building blocks
  52. Activities
  53. noun verb noun [context]
  54. Chris tweeted Niches bitches! from SMS
  55. Chris bought 300 from Amazon.com
  56. FriendFeed
  57. Contacts, friends & identity
  58. Dopplr
  59. Pownce
  60. Google Friend Connect
  61. Messaging & notifications
  62. Twitter
  63. Brightkite
  64. Permissions
  65. Basecamp
  66. Plaxo Pulse
  67. Flickr & Yahoo! Mash
  68. Brightkite
  69. Fire Eagle & Dopplr
  70. Groupings
  71. barackobama.com
  72. Upcoming
  73. The DiSo Project
  74. More... http://diso-project.org http://groups.google.com/group/diso-project http://diso.googlecode.com http://ma.gnolia.com/groups/diso http://flickr.com/groups/diso http://slideshare.net/group/diso
  75. Me http://factoryjoe.com http://twitter.com/factoryjoe http://flickr.com/photos/factoryjoe http://citizenagency.com
  76. Me http://factoryjoe.com http://twitter.com/factoryjoe http://flickr.com/photos/factoryjoe http://citizenagency.com http://vidoop.com
  77. End. Neural network images by Mark Miller

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