Break up the Net

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We communicate through many different discrete channels, protocols and programs. We do this because each offers us different qualities such as privacy, immediacy, formality and intrusiveness.
It would be better to just have medium types and channels, and to explicitly choose the qualities we wish to attach.
Google Wave is somewhat like that.

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  • Defined both by technology (emails have a subject while IM doesn’t) and convention
  • Break up the Net

    1. 1. Break up the Net <ul><li>Guyren G Howe </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>TV/radio </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>SMS </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>IM </li></ul><ul><li>Web essays </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Web Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Internet video </li></ul><ul><li>Mailing list </li></ul><ul><li>IRC </li></ul>Electronic Communications Applications
    3. 3. Not Twitter I don’t get Twitter
    4. 4. Immediacy Intrusiveness Intrusive Requested Immediate Deferred Phone TV/radio SMS iTunes IM Email Twitter Web
    5. 5. Formality Rich Limited Formatting Formal Kinda Informal TV/radio Wikis Telephone iTunes Blogs SMS Web essays Web video IM Email Twitter
    6. 6. Privacy Public Private TV/radio Phone iTunes SMS Web IM Mailing List Email Twitter
    7. 7. Transience Transient Permanent Phone iTunes SMS Email IM Web page Twitter TV/radio
    8. 8. Media Video Text Sound Picture Structured Message
    9. 9. Immediacy + Formality + Privacy + Transience + … + Medium Electronic Communications Applications
    10. 10. Immediacy + Formality + Privacy + Transience + … + Medium Electronic Communications Applications … Authentication Authorization References …
    11. 11. + Text Twitter = Immediate + Informal + Public + Transient
    12. 12. Phone = + Voice Immediate + Informal + Private + Transient
    13. 13. TV = + Video Immediate + Formal + Public + Transient
    14. 14. + Video Vweet? = Immediate + Informal + Public + Transient
    15. 15. + Structured message API call = Immediate + Private + Transient
    16. 16. + <Whatever> Comment = Deferred + Informal + Public + Permanent + Re: Immediate Disqus? Intense Debate?
    17. 18. Ad-hoc Channels Filtering
    18. 19. Private Intrusive <Anything> Daytime Boss Private Deferred Text Evening/Weekend
    19. 20. <ul><li>Private </li></ul><ul><li>Demand </li></ul><ul><li>Re: </li></ul><ul><li>Structured Message: </li></ul><ul><li>Order placed </li></ul><ul><li>Order shipped </li></ul><ul><li>Order delivered </li></ul><ul><li>Order canceled </li></ul>
    20. 21. Private Demand Stream Video Private Intrusive Stream Video Structured Message
    21. 22. Private Intrusive <Anything> Daytime Computer Cellphone Home phone Boss Private Deferred Text Evening/Weekend Computer
    22. 23. UI?
    23. 25. <ul><li>Guyren G Howe </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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