Social Software

Matt Jones defines it as software that's better because there's people there.

  • or software that gets better as more people use it

  • Clay Shirky comments on that page uses Social software treats triads of people differently than pairs and Social software treats groups as first-class objects in the system

Nov'2002: Clay Shirky-organized Social Software Summit: 2002-12-09-ClayShirkySocialSoftware

Stewart Butterfield Mar'2003 definition/dimensions - Identity; Presence; Relationships; Conversations; Groups

  • Matt Webb adds Reputation and Sharing, and discusses those 7 dimensions in terms of AIM.

Includes tools for (at least) both Virtual Community and Collaboration Ware.

Dion Hincliffe Apr'2008 checklist

see Social Software Alliance (2003)

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