Social networks

Interesting article by Dare Obasanjo about Social software. I think the lock-in he’s talking about creating is something that benefits companies rather than users. Is having your blog, photo-sharing, IM and email all through the same company actually a benefit if it means in a few years time you can’t try something new because you can’t get your data out?

I think the really interesting part of the article was the fact he mentioned five different types of social software, three of which have weren’t around three years ago. I wonder what new things will be on the list in another five years time.

Posted on 15 Dec 04 by Helen Emerson (last updated on 15 Dec 04).
Filed under Web development