This is quite an astounding piece of writing. Robert Lucky imagines the internet of things mashed up with online social networking …but this was published in 1999!
Blaine outlines the vision for Webfinger.
danah boyd addresses the Microsoft Research Tech Fest.
My new motto is "The Social Graph is a Spherical Cow."
A new site to track the building blocks of portable social networks: OpenID, OAuth, hCard, XFN and more.
Tumblr has just added a shedload of new features.
This Ning competitor has a lot of really nice UI touches. Also, the fact that you can play around a lot without signing up is a plus point.
Best. Social networking site. Ever.
Arsebook is an anti-social utility that connects you with the people YOU HATE.
Another take on social network portability.
The Benefits of Facebook "Friends:" Social Capital and College Students' Use of Online Social Network Sites
"In addition to assessing bonding and bridging social capital, we explore a dimension of social capital that assesses one's ability to stay connected with members of a previously inhabited community, which we call maintained social capital."
Danah Boyd's essay is required reading for anyone with even a passing interest in social networks.
Glenn has some interesting statistics from the d.Construct backnetwork.