The Future of Social Networking?

by Dina on September 11, 2008 · 8 comments

in Frameworks & Models,Mobile,Phweet,Social Computing,Social Media

This morning, I set up an Open Phweet around the Future of Social Computing, triggered by Jan Chipchase’s paper called Future Social, and my subsequent feeling of reinforcement and validation around a study we recently did around the future of Mobile Social Computing.  It’s been an interesting day, talking to a few people who joined my Phweet Cafe on this!  Am going to keep it open for a few days more!

@whitelight007 on Twitter then asked me – what’s my take on the future of social networking.  Had to keep the words to the bare minimum given Twitter’s 140 character limit so here’s what I said in two tweets and edited down here to:

Networks based on & layered around location, access, presence & context. Those that enhance real-world interactions. Enabling choice, privacy and control”

Do you believe this is in the zone? Makes sense? What’s missing?  Would you like to share your shot at describing your perception of the future of social networking in say 140 characters?

Come and discuss it! All you need is your Twitter ID and password to enter the conversation.


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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Atul Rai September 12, 2008 at 12:37 am

Probably interests, shared with folks you dont even know in real life, would be the driving factor?

2 Dina September 12, 2008 at 12:46 am

Yes! In fact the more I think about it, the more I feel that the boundaries between the virtual world and the ‘real’ world are so totally blurring today, as people are able to share richer profiles further enhanced with the capability to provide location, context and real-time communication.

3 Keren Dagan September 13, 2008 at 4:08 pm


I agree with every one of the 140 characters in your twitter update. I would focus on sharing, empowerment and real-time.


4 Dina September 14, 2008 at 1:07 am


I like the way you phrase it! Thanks for adding to the conversation. See you on Twitter.

5 Macker September 23, 2008 at 9:25 am

So, am I (and the rest of the Band of the Banned) still banned! I’m still crankin’ and I’m still pro-India, no matter what!

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