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Re: SWXG topic 5 of today's meeting agenda and CONTINUING ACTIONs: Top Social Networking services and Matrix

From: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 14:38:11 +0200
Message-ID: <4A55E4B3.2040008@cwi.nl>
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
CC: Christine Perey <cperey@perey.com>, "Appelquist, Daniel, VF-Group" <Daniel.Appelquist@vodafone.com>, public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
Dear all,

>> I posted, on the wiki page called "Top Social Networking Sites" [2] a number
>> of comments below the Alexa list and above the list of 30 services
>> contributed for this Action Item.
>> There was another discussion thread which began in June on topic title "What
>> is a Social Network?"
>> An example of where we are trying to get to a definition is here [4] (but
>> similarly, this topic/thread did not sustain a lot of attention/postings
>> after we settled that the Web != Browser). Bonneau and Preibusch do not, in
>> their matrix/list, include services whose primary purpose is content sharing
>> (e..g, YouTube and Flickr). There was a mention in a post on that
>> thread that identification of Social Networking services is just intuitive.
>> You just know one when you see it...
> Yes, agree. Flickr though allows you to have friends/contacts, as does
> Youtube. Thus, sharing. I don't think Amazon does, thus they should be
> removed.

I realize it is hard to draw a line between which social networking 
services should be included or not. But just to add to the mess, 
following your criteria, it would be perfectly fine to add Dailymotion 
to this list.
   - Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/
   - Had a global Comscore ranking of 42 in Jan 2009 [1]
   - Ranked 29 by Alexa and has 7 millions+ unique visitors per month [2]
   - Allows you to have friends/contacts, to join groups, etc.


[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_video_services

RaphaŽl Troncy
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