Gene Smith on Social Software Building Blocks

Gene puts up a very nice honeycomb diagram for thinking about the capabilities & focus of social software.

Social Software Building Blocks

While doing research for a recent workshop, I came across a useful list of seven social software elements. These seven building blocks–identity, presence, relationships, conversations, groups, reputation and sharing–provide a good functional definition for social software. They’re also a solid foundation for thinking about how social software works.

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