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What is social software?

October 2nd, 2006 by Graham Attwell

As promised – live blogging from the Blogtalk Reloaded confernce (I love the title by the way).

After spending the last two weeks in a number of academic and education conferences, it is interested to be in a meeting comprised mainly of geeks working in small private companies.

Lots of discussion around what social software is or means. seems to be a bit of a split between those of us – who like me – see the only use of the term to describe software which supports social processes – there are others who seem to be referring to things like MySpace as social software – or as phenomenon or artifact – independent of the social processes or activities taking place.

Having said this, there is at last some very useful case studies, particularly form the german speaking countries who have a tradition of accompanying research.

More later.

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