Articles tagged in social networking

  1. Google's OpenSocial coming this week

    TechCrunch: Google OpenSocial to be common APIs for building social apps. Instead of building yet-another social network, Google is releasing something this week that provides a platform to link all the partnered social networks out there -- Orkut, Xing, Friendster, Hi5, LinkedIn, etc. It allows developers to write applications for all these social networks using HTML and Javascript, instead of FBML on Facebook. I can't wait to get thousands of invites to be zombies, pirates and Sith lords from my Friendster and LinkedIn network...

  2. I am on Facebook

    Facebook Logo As Facebook has just been predicted as the largest social network on Internet, I think it would be a good time dusting off my Facebook account and check out what the hype is all about.

    Looks like it is still appealing to those who are in their 20's, just like MySpace is appealing to the teens. I can't even join a university network without having a current university email address. D'oh, I should have kept my alumni email account. I guess for 30+ oldies like me, a LinkedIn profile would be much more useful. Sorry, I don't have time socialising, but please help when I am looking for a new job :)

    Developers for Facebook, however, looks quite interesting. It provides a RESTy API and HTML-like markup language to build applications inside the Facebook platform. There are various client libraries, and even a Python module. It is a bit too late for me looking into all the details, but from a list of functions provided, they provide a great basis to create some interesting mashup apps.

  3. MyBlogLog, Social Network for Bloggers

    MyBlogLog, the site that binds bloggers and their readers together. It's basically a social networking site where you can create profiles, edit contacts, etc. What's unique is its integration with Javascript based traffic logger, which enables bloggers or webmasters to see which MyBlogLog member is visiting his/her site. These statistics then enables forming of communities, i.e. readers who share common sites. Very cool indeed, but privacy might be an issue. I've signed up regardless.

  4. Yahoo 360 a Ghost Town

    Steve Rubel wrote: Yahoo 360: The Blog Ghost Town "Yahoo 360 is largely a forgotten product ... is largely Geo Cities 2.0". It was hip only 13 months ago, and was impressed with their access control. But, I still see lots of people hosting their blogs on Blogger.com for …
  5. Blog Network and Folksonomy

    The word Folksonomy (or commonly known as "tagging") has to be one of biggest buzzwords on Internet today, as it has been popularised by del.icio.us, Flickr and the like. What is folksonomy anyway? Here is the definition from WikiPedia (as of 4 July 2005): Folksonomy is a neologism …
  6. Friendster In Trouble?

    Burnham reckons that Friendster is in trouble as its model of social network application is not innovative. It still uses the possibility of "dating" as its main attraction, which in reality has very limited audiences and short participation life time. There are many others that are more innovative, and some …
  7. Blog and Access Control

    One thing I really liked about Yahoo! 360 (ask me for an invite if you have not got one) is its implementation of access control. You can choose from multiple level of privacy for different sections of your Yahoo! 360. For example, you might want everyone on 360 to see …
  8. Sixfoo! 660

    Sixfoot! 660 is the social network of all social networks. Very funny playing a satire of Yahoo! 360.
  9. Yahoo 360 Invites

    Thanks to Oliver T for inviting me into testing out the Yahoo! 360 beta. I haven't had a chance to dip into it yet, but after a brief looking around, Y! 360 certainly looks very polished. While blog integrated social networking sites have been done to death over the last …
  10. Testing BlogMarks

    Having used Del.icio.us for the last 5 months as my live bookmark manager, I have found a fancier implementation of the same social bookmarking concept today - BlogMarks. Having spent the last 10 minutes playing with it, I have quickly imported all my Del.icio.us bookmarks (thanks to …
  11. What 43 things do you want to do?

    It has been a month and half since the beginning of this new year, but just in case you have not had your new year resolution planned, this social networking site allows you to put in up to 43 things that you want to do, blog about them, keep track …
  12. Multiply

    Yes, I am on another stupid social network, and this time it is called "Multiply". However, it gives you more room to sell yourself, by integrating blogs, personal calendar, etc into social network, so that your friends (and friends of friends) can easily find out what you are up to …
  13. Getting Orkut Invites

    Quite a few strangers have either emailed me, or left comments on my blog to try to get Orkut invites. For those who I do not personally know, sorry mate, you won't get a chance. Orkut is Google's social network where friends' friends can get connected, but I don't social …
  14. A night with Orkut

    I was planned to prepare the seminar that I am supposed to lead next Friday with MBF, but not surprisingly I got slack, procrastinated and played around with Orkut for the last hour or two, while trying to listening to PDJ's talks on CD. I wrote about Orkut a few …
  15. Initial Impression of Orkut.com

    First of all, thanks to JZ for inviting to the network, so this morning I have a brief chance to register an account and play around the system a bit. Here's a list of initial impressions. Apparently it is written in C# and ASP.NET. What?! I thought it is …
  16. Orkut, Google's own social network

    I first read it on Jeremy Zawodny's blog, "Watch out Friendster, here comes Google's Orkut", that a new service has been set up by Google to compete against ever-so-popular Friendster. From this The Register story, Orkut is set up by a Google employee, with "in affiliation with Google" on every …
  17. My "Friend of a Friend" File

    I am a bit slow on taking up this technology, but I've done it anyway. Here is my Friend of a Friend file, just in case that you want to include me into your community. Download Scott's foaf.rdf FoaF provides an open standard mechanism to build social networks in …
  18. Friendster

    A friend of mine has convinced me to join that ever-so-popular Friendster, which is a network to allow you to link up with your friend's friend's friend's friend. I don't think it is going to be useful to me as I don't even have time to keep up with my …