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Can someone summarize Nathan Eagle's points?

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:30:46 +0100
Message-ID: <b3be92a00908250930p1a6f69b6nad80403370d1d9d1@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
That would be great. Just add them to the wiki here:


Note that I summarized the Gypsi telecon. It doesn't have to be a huge
summary, just a paragraph will do - it will be for the final report to
the W3C.

'''Sam Critchley from Gypsii - Meeting on
[http://www.w3.org/2009/06/24-swxg-minutes.html July 22nd 2009] '''

A number of businesses like <a href="http://www.gypsii.com/"> Gypsii
are making their business off of context-aware mobile applications for
social networking that make it easy for users to generate content.
First, there is a real need to standardize context information.
Second, they have to make their application for different phones, such
as the iPhone and Windows Mobile. Lastly, they would like an easy to
share data like phone numbers and while OpenID 2.0 can do this, it is
not well-known how to do this in an extensible manner. <a
href="http://www.perey.com/">Christine Perey</a> then hosted a
discussion of standards for measuring social networks. As a social
network is not just a web-site, the sheer number of accounts is not a
great metric, as many people make an account but do not use it. What
is needed is a metric of how much time a user spends on a social
networking service, and how that changes over units of time. An
ability to discover what components of a social web site a user spends
the most time on would be ideal.  A simple standard for sharing this
type of information from the W3C would help analysts and researchers
interested in social networks.
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