Sunday, March 18, 2007

Groovenet: Taking Pinoy Social Networking to the NEXT Level

or is it all a fad?

danah boyd, "the high priestess of internet friendship" offers interesting insights.

As boyd argued in "Friendster lost steam. Is MySpace just a fad?" almost a year ago:
  • Social technologies succeed when they fit into the social lives and practices of those who engage with the technology.
  • People use the social technologies that all of their friends are using.
  • Social technologies need benevolent dictators who love their constituents.
  • It's not all about productivity. *
  • It is not about technological perfection.
So is Groovenet part of a major fad?

Taking boyd's bottom line argument: "If MySpace falters in the next 1-2 years, it will be because of this moral panic ."

If the shoe fits.

* although IMHO it would immensely help if it is a major consideration.

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