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Zoli: our online network should reflect our real-life one, instead of being an inflated collection of data record Amen.

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  1. Zoli's Blog’s avatar

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  2. JTH’s avatar

    “our online network should reflect our real-life one, instead of being an inflated collection of data record”

    Change to networks – plural
    Messy as real life, and we intersect with different folks differently.

    Still trying to sort out, or find the right set of tools for this.

    Playing around with Marc Andreessen’s ning.com, but not sure if it’s right.
    Next would be a “dashboard” that monitors multiple networks… maybe I haven’t taken enough time with tools at hand.

  3. Your Digital Friends: Less is More| Zoli’s Blog’s avatar

    [...] Robert is a celebrity, and the 5000 or so are in his fan-club.  Just like the Twitter example above, he has followers, not active friends. Hyper-social or not, he also has a Dunbar-number. It may be in the higher hundreds, but not in the thousands.  For the rest of us, non-celeb types, I still believe less is more, and our online networks should reflect our real-life one, instead of being an inflated collection of data records.  (This line became Doc Searls’ Quote du jour).  [...]

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