Problems and Opportunities for the Social Web 2010

February 3rd, 2010
by jodi

In a post at ZDNet, Dion Hinchcliffe delineates 7 problems of today’s social web:

  1. Fragmentation of conversation.
  2. Disconnects between older and newer generations of social media
  3. Lack of control of identity, contacts, and data.
  4. A better social Web on mobile devices.
  5. Poor integration between social media and location services.
  6. Difficulty of coherently engaging in social activity across many channels.
  7. Coping with and getting value from the expanding information volume of social media.

from “The social Web in 2010: The emerging standards and technologies to watch” encountered via Ed H. Chi’s post at the PARC Augmented Social Cognition blog.

The trends? Openness, portability, aggregation of distributed content. Hopefully we’ll see more on all these fronts in 2010 and beyond. Hinchcliffe also suggests that we want “Better social and location capabilities added to the core of mobile devices.”

See the full post at ZDNet for more discussion and references to a number of standards, formats, and related developments. In the next post, I’ll highlight Salmon, a protocol for distributed commenting, which I’d neither encountered nor heard of.

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One Response to “Problems and Opportunities for the Social Web 2010”

  1. Ed Chi Says:

    Tough tough problems!!

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