[Geowanking] "formal" photo of GeoWankers at Where 2.0
A.G.D.Turner at leeds.ac.uk
Mon May 19 03:35:30 PDT 2008
I've been reading this for a while with interest. I do regard email as a
very useful form of asynchronous communication. I am aware (as I'm sure
are many of you) that there are social networking sites that use email
as one form of messenging, but that have a large number of other tools
for communication/ways of communicating. Users can develop catalogs
using these system which can have useful adaptive learning search
facilities. Now, I know there is a plethora of these social networking
tools (SNT) and I have tried out and use a number of them for work and
none work things.
I appreciate there are barriers to what I'll suggest and it may already
be done, but it would be nice to have a reasonably automatic way to not
just join my friend lists using foaf or something, but to also join some
of the communications of friends in a common interface. So I have
friends using one SNT and others using another SNT and I want to
introduce one or some from each, at the moment I don't know of a service
to do this, it requires someone to be on both systems and relay
information, or all three to be on both systems, in which case there are
still barriers getting info in and out of each system and no real common
interface (OK, they could use two browser windows, but that's not really
it). A geosearch across these is perhaps more of interest, for example:
1) Person X has registered as joining you in this room, this person is a
reciprocal friend (both regard each other as friends) of person Y, who
is not registering as here, but is planning to come later.
2) Person X usually works near you and travels from near you at around
the same times on Friday's, they are in the same traffic queue. If you
shared a lift you would be allowed to use the multiple occupancy lane
and this is likely to cost D difference in cost and T difference in
3) Person X and Person Y that should be carrying medication M nearby
(send a message, get directions).
(N.B. In these examples, I may have gone OTT, but I was thinking that
Person X and Y might be registered only with different SNT, but also
expose something like a foaf document to a geolinking service.
Issues abound in doing this.
Sorry if you have heard this all before. It is hard to keep up with all
developments that are happening and changing this world. Thanks to the
list for helping me do that a bit.
From: geowanking-bounces at lists.burri.to
[mailto:geowanking-bounces at lists.burri.to] On Behalf Of stephen white
Sent: 19 May 2008 10:10
To: anselm at hook.org; geowanking at lists.burri.to
Subject: Re: [Geowanking] "formal" photo of GeoWankers at Where 2.0
On 18/05/2008, at 5:26 AM, Anselm Hook wrote:
> This could spur an ecosystem of parties who would try to answer
> questions... and it would spur the creation of trust filters and
> permissioning policy... in some ways similar to fire-eagle.... Old
> style searching might feel old fashioned, like television, by
> comparison... In fact you could probably build a pretty good
> searchable internet without any single definitive search company.
> Has anybody done that?
I haven't, but I'd like to have an environment where something like this
could be tried. Right now, you have to set up a web site, then try and
get enough people to use it, while overcoming the "not enough people
using it" problem.
Instead of that current path, how about an environment where there is a
steady base of users (like geowankers) and a mechanism for trying out
those ideas? That's the point I'm driving towards. How do we lower the
cost of ideas?
steve at adam.com.au
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