toward a definition of social networking

May 2, 2008 at 2:03 am 1 comment

The current usage of this phrase is very much mis-usage. I’m using this blog as “Notes Toward” and it may merely continue as such, with Davies and the WordPress.com then being the significant ones, one of course hidden.

Society is a social network.

A social network is an organized form of communication, generally employing both protocols and hierarchy. The usage of technological artifacts in order to figuratively speed or ease communications is at best nonsensical. The actual medium employed is language, which has set rates of broadcast and reception. An electronic medium used to overcome physical separation (which should generally be the only possible justification for its usage) necessarily eliminates some of the information present in a personal/physical meeting. So…when you as the head of the corporation find yourself absolutely unable to live with the latest technological piece of refined, polished and attractive assistance…first ask yourself what isn’t being done by people with what they already have? Bear in mind that the newest software, like the newest hardware, is the most likely to fail, because it’s the least tested.

–Glenn

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  • 1. oregonnerd  |  May 2, 2008 at 2:03 am

    I didn’t edit from the LiveJournal entry in this case. So shoot me…

    Reply

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