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Focusing on Usage Scenarios and existing companies

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2009 10:09:47 -0500
Message-ID: <49AE99BB.60600@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Social Web XG <public-social-web-talk@w3.org>
Just a couple of thoughts on Dan Brickley's new proposed charter and the
general organization of this XG. Don't know if these items have been
discussed before (I scanned the mailing list archive, didn't see any
subjects that alluded to these topics), so apologies if they have
already been discussed.

The first thought deals with drafting up some dream usage scenarios for
each Task Force as a part of the deliverables. Just five simple
scenarios that make life easier for those on the web, perhaps focusing
on using existing technologies to solve the problem.

Usage scenarios like exporting all of your contacts from one social
networking site to the next. Or allowing "tweets" from one social
networking site to be broadcast to all of your social networking sites?
Or a mechanism to enable social network message aggregating? Setting up
push/pull trust-levels for exchanging data between social networks? All
of these can be accomplished using technology that we have available
today... it might help to get more people involved if they can know a
bit more about "the dream" of the Social Web XG.

The second thought deals with getting involvement from the social
networking communities from the beginning. You guys would need buy-in
from a great number of the social networking sites and should have at
least one member from a fairly large social networking site involved in
each Task Force. MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn - somebody should
be actively recruiting employees from these companies to take part in a
Task Force as an Invited Expert.

-- manu

Manu Sporny
President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
Absorbing Costs Considered Harmful
Received on Wednesday, 4 March 2009 15:10:25 UTC

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