Category Archives: Social Graph

Dear Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, you don’t have to control my data to provide me value

Yesterday John Furrier and Robert Scoble dominated tech discussions when they wrote about the possibility of Microsoft buying Facebook and then locking Google out of part of the web (the Facebook Walhalla that is). It seems like a possible scenario. … Continue reading

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Dreaming away about a user centric web

FactoryJoe wrote an interesting post earlier called “Relationships are complicated”. In this post he talks about the (technical) difficulties to support complex (on-line) relationships. He provides (an excellent) example of the way Facebook deals with this complexity, reducing your relationship … Continue reading

Posted in destination service, Facebook, FactoryJoe, Portable contact list, Social Graph, social interaction, social networks, Uncategorized, user centric web, web 3.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

It’s about interaction stupid!

Justin Smith has an article up this morning (well for me anyways ;-)) in which he suggests that Facebook isn’t trying to be the biggest content or entertainment platform, but instead tries to dominate as a communications platform. In his … Continue reading

Posted in business model, communication tool, Facebook, Fred Wilson, interaction, Social Graph, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Facebook popularity will decline because of a wrong business model

In Dutch culture people rarely stand out of a crowd. There are a lot of sayings that (badly translated) essentially say something like: “just act normal, that’s crazy enough”, or “don’t stick your head out”. We all try to fit … Continue reading

Posted in advertisement trap, Beacon, Facebook, Facebook application, Firefox, Microsoft, Rolf Skyberg, Social Graph, social networks, SocialAds, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

It’s about interaction stupid!

Yesterday I wrote about the problem I have with the Facebook business model (actually, it is a web 2.0 business model flaw).  I am not concerned about advertisement in general. Advertisement is fine. It is a way for a brand … Continue reading

Posted in business model, Facebook, on-line advertisement, Social Graph, social networks, SocialAds, Uncategorized, user centric web, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Let Facebook be a data hog. User centric thinking will win in the end

Facebook is under fire, this time over data portability. A lot of debate is going on right now, but few address, in my opinion, what is the real issue. More on that further down the post, first a short overview … Continue reading

Posted in business model, Data Portability, Facebook, Jason Calacanis, on-line advertisement, Social Graph, social networks, Uncategorized, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The user doesn’t care about Web 3.0 or the Social Graph

Interesting post by Sir Tim Berners-Lee about the developments of the Social Graph. He writes: We are all interested in friends, family, colleagues, and acquaintances. There is a lot of blogging about the strain, and total frustration that, while you … Continue reading

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Getting the turkey ready for Thanksgiving

A lot of fuzz this morning about Facebook’s SocialAds and Beacons. Charlene Li from Forrester got her first personal, unexpected and unwanted encounter with Facebook ads as she found to her surprise that in her Facebook newsfeed there was a … Continue reading

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20 Bln reasons to get advertisement right

I do not dislike advertisement. If you are a regular reader of my posts, then you might get that impression. For example, I have started a countdown for the downfall of Facebook when they first mentioned their stealth ad system. … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Google, John Battelle, on-line advertisement, social capital, Social Graph, Social Networks Invitations Fatigue, SocialAds, Tara Hunt, Uncategorized, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Google hits back hard with its OpenSocial plans but will the user benefit?

Well, there it is. TechCrunch reported it first (but everyone else has the same scoop!). Google is now revealing its social networking plans. Under the projectname OpenSocial, Google will launch a new set of APIs that application developers can use … Continue reading

Posted in API, Facebook, Google, myspace, OpenSocial, Social Graph, social networks, SocialAds, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Google’s assault plans on social networks

TechCrunch just posted an article in which they reveal that Google might be planning a “major assault” on the social networking scene. I have written on the Google strategy before, and it seems that a lot of the things written … Continue reading

Posted in advertisement, Facebook, Google, interaction, Mobile, privacy, Social Graph, social networks, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Letting go of the connected age

This weekend I went away with my wife and horse to the countryside somewhere in the Netherlands. It was somewhat a hassle to get on our way as we first had to pack, then get the horse trailer behind our … Continue reading

Posted in always on, connected, Nokia N95, Shozu, Social Graph, social networks, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Counting down the downfall of Facebook as they set to introduce major ad play

Well the countdown has started. While the blogging and advertisement community seems exhilarated about the plans Facebook is about to reveal monetizing not only their user profile base but also the relations between its users (what is being called a … Continue reading

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The future of social networks lies in interaction (not perse in voice)

Tim O’Reilly writes a good analysis about the announcement of MySpace and Skype that these will integrate MySpace IM and Skype Voice capabilities. Tim predicts that Social Networks will turn into smart address books, that a social network operating system … Continue reading

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The flaws in web 2.0 and how to correct them

While there is lot’s of enthusiasm and sometimes over hyped investors reactions to what now is commonly known as web 2.0, there is also serious warning that it is flawed. I have written some earlier posts on it (here, here). … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Keen, Facebook, friends, internet evolves around you (not), new generation, OpenID, Seth Porges, Social Graph, social networks, true interaction, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Opening up your Social Graph

John Battelle pointed me to an excellent post by David Recordon from SixApart. He talks about the possible privacy and security issues in sharing information on the Internet. He argues rightly that your Social Graph (your list of friends and … Continue reading

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