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Social Software and its influences Social Software
Agenda • What is „Social Software“? • Weblogs and search engines • Wikis and handshakes • Summary
„Social Software“ – What is it? connecting people
„Social Software“ – What is it? • support the inter-human communication, interaction and collaboration • mostly self-organising • assist in developing and improving social networks and communities
„Social Software“ – What is it? • Wikis • Weblogs • Webforums • instant messengers • email, mailing lists • groupware Lotus Notes, MS Exchange • collaborative editors MoonEdit, Gobby • Contact traders Orkut, LinkedIn, Friendster, OpenBC • collect and categorise flickr, del.icio.us, CiteULike, Rollyo
Software with communication- Weblogs (Blogs) • combination of the words 'web' and 'log', also called 'blog' • display frequently added articles at the top • older articles are available in an archive • often devoted to special subjects(e.g. for "Social Software" http://socialsoftware.weblogsinc.com/)
Software with communication- directory services • aggregation of services to categorize content • search in categories and content of other users. • communication and integration of different services with and among each other. (Mashup Matrix)
Software with communication- directory services - Rollyo • customised search engine • allows users to take up to 25 URL's and create their own search tool – called „Searchroll“s • searchrolls could be edited or modified at any time • powered by Yahoo • http://www.rollyo.com
Software with communication- directory services - Rollyo • Advantages • tagging of searchrolls for better retrieval • only those sites that you know and trust are searched for information • Disadvantages • other important pages might not be listed • search is limited to a specific part of a web domain/specific site
Software with communication- wikis • „wikiwiki“ (Hawaiian) means „quick“. • content management system which is easy to operate • complex collections of text could be organised and cross linked • when saving everything is instantly visible to others • everybody may edit a wiki page if it's configured for anonymous editing
Software with communication- Wikipedia • Wikipedia is based on MediaWiki • new articles and modifications are rated and possibly declined by a team of moderators • partly or completely vandalised texts are restored using the integrated version control system • similar articles are joined • irrelevant pages are deleted
Software with communication- AI-Wiki • communication platform for students of our course • contains supplementary information to provided scripts • notes from the lectures • summaries • preparation for examination
Six handshakes - Six Degrees of Separation • studies indicated how many "handshakes" are needed to connect two arbitrary people. • six "handshakes" are needed in average • social networks like openBC or LinkedIn are based on these perceptions. • possible adaptation to technical networks. (WPSixDeg)
Conclusion The internet as it exists today wouldn't be what is is without Social Software.