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Yes, it is not the technology [although bad matching algorithms ARE a
problem!] it is that all of these systems mess up on the sociology --
they make us change age old habits for "some future benefit"... most
people do not see the value of the trade-off after some experimenting
with these systems.
IMHO, no SNS will succeed until they do the sociology right, AND the
technology more closely matches the process of how we actual build and
maintain networks -- P2P. Any SNS built on the client-server model
will fail, or morph into something else like a job site. Like you
said, we are tired of going somewhere and joining something [and
hoping they don't screw it up] just so that we can hopefully improve
what we already do.
On Dec 19, 2007, at 12:28 PM, Jon Lebkowsky wrote:
> I'm beginning to think the pile-on is fueled, not by significant
> issues with
> this particular system, but by general frustration with the increasing
> complexity of the online social environment, and the myriad calls
> for our
> scarce attention. The real message here is probably that we don't
> want or
> need "yet another social network" [platform], especially one that
> more of our attention than we're willing to give. Hopefully
> who want to build "the next Facebook" will pay attention (but I
> doubt it).
> ~ Jon
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