Category: social media


The Next Evolution of Social Media…

February 7th, 2008 — 7:32am

Next step of social media will include real time video conferencing! That is a reasonable assumption, but it is not really the reason why I am writing this.

I read an interesting post today, with the same title.
Author of the article argues that the very design model of social media is responsible for a bad content sometimes being rated highly. This happens because people like to be friendly and to vote for their friends, which is all nice, but if you don’t really like that much your friend’s bookmark selection, then effectively, infinitesimally but accumulatively, you are contributing to the lowering of the quality of the voted content. Since social media exists thanks to users submitting the content, you do need to keep users happy, and allow them to rate each other in some way. So how do we find a solution to above problem?

Lets go back to the title: the next evolution of social media. It is always a challenge trying to figure out what will happen in the future. One good way to go about it is to figure out what is wrong with the present, as someone will definitely try to correct it. Well, one of the wrong things was mentioned above.

I think that one of the causes for mentioned user behavior is social media segregation. Continue reading »

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