In Social Software, there are two interesting Web 2.0 Applications: Social Bookmarking and Twitter – microbloging-. According to the suggested Model Two dimensional collected Information, It would try here to classify them in the group of Social-software or better called “Social Software Technology”
Bookmarking-User shares his collected bookmarks as “bookmark -list” with any one in the internet. The bookmarks are added with his comments and his given tags .
User can connect to other bookmark’s users either as a fan or as a star, so that he could get a width information-field.
Twitter– micro blogging –
Twitter User gives his collected information or his owner idea into the “net”. It look like some one stand at the speaker’s corner in Hyde Park , London and try to communicate with walker or visitors in the park about his political meaning or some thing else. Twitter information is could be a hot news but could be also a stupid information “i am hungry and go now to lunch” . It is different from blogging, which gives a long-term information and more details.
We could classify Social Bookmarking and twitter – micro blogging – to the family “BLOG”
Bookmarking is a blog-mutation of “BLOG”with “WIKI”. It is also a “BLIKI”. Their URL-marks are decorated with long-term comments and tagging.
Twitter is a blog-mutation of “BLOG” with “NEWS” . It produces short-term and compacted information.
Classification in the two dimensioned collected Information
According to above analysis, I would evaluate them into the diagram for “Model of Two dimensional collected Information” with following positions
Quality: middle but higher than Wiki, because its information was filtered and valuated from user.
Quantity: more than with its networking: tag and fan-community.
Twitter – micro blogging
Quality: higher than BLOG, because its information is updated. But it should remember, that its information could be wrong or blod.
Quantity: low because it come from one man show. But if this technology are combined with other technology (look at outlook)
Social Bookmarking and Twitter are very new and exciting technologies for Social Networking.
Social Bookmarking will more developed in the direction of WIKI, of Dictionary.
Twitter will goe in other direction. It will be used in the field of journalist, of event maker or marketting. In combination with other application, it could bring very exciting application . For example by the election of President 2009 in USA, a Twitter in cobination with SMS are used to observe polling stations.
The Anh Vuong, Dr.-Ing.
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