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Object Mediated Social Networks

The one thing I left out of my last post was the different types of social connections or links we keep. Tribe.net, delicious and flickr all use different types of connections. Jyri Engeström has a very interesting post, describing those different connection types as object mediated social connections (where the object can be Job, Pictures, etc.). A Meta Social Network (like mates) would have to support connections of different types in order to be useful to the many services that build on it. I think that letting services create new mediation objects in the meta social network and then using object mediated links between people would be a very elegant and expressive way to create an open and useful social network. It would also be much closer to the way we view those social connections in RL.

Via: Zengestrom


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  1. […] ntegrates quite seamlessly with the theory of Object Mediated Social Networks which I’ve talked about before. When people connect (discuss, analyze, link, etc.) over objects (movies, bands, jobs) they c […]

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