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  1. Federating the Social Web

    Federating social networks means people on different networks following each other. It’s driven by the growth of private social networks for businesses; the development of new Open Source tools for social networking; and concerns about privacy and control of your brand in consumer sites. The panel will discuss advances in the federated social web and the technologies that are making it possible. We’ll cover who’s implementing it today, and what kind of control a federated model gives companies and individuals. We’ll give first steps on what you can do to weave your company and your social media presence into a federated social web.

    —Huffduffed by FrankGeerlings

  2. Linked: Networks from Biology to the World Wide Web

    September 27, 2005

    Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, a Notre Dame University physics professor, explores the relationships of various kinds of complex networks from cells and epidemics, to the World Wide Web, with a bit of ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ in between. In accessible language and with humor, Barabasi explains how seemingly unrelated types of networks, for example corporations, social networks, living organisms, are more similar than previously thought. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi is the author of Linked: How Everything is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life.

    http://forum-network.org/lecture/linked-networks-biology-world-wide-web

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  3. The Future Of Social Networks | SXSW.com

    Social networks will be like air, in that they will permeate everything that we do online AND offline. We’ll look at the underlying technologies that will make this possible, how it will evolve, and the business models that will support it.

    [Slides here: http://www.slideshare.net/charleneli/sxsw09-the-future-of-social-networks]

    Charlene Li, Altimeter Group

    From http://www.sxsw.com/node/1500

    —Huffduffed by EmilyyEpidemic

  4. The Future of Social Networks

    Social networks will be like air, in that they will permeate everything that we do online AND offline. We’ll look at the underlying technologies that will make this possible, how it will evolve, and the business models that will support it.

    —Huffduffed by dmkash

  5. Connected: The Surprising Power of Our (Real Life) Social Networks

    From laughter epidemics to suicide cascades to the socially contagious spread of obesity, I present intriguing evidence to show that our real life social networks drive and shape virtually every aspect of our lives. How we feel, whom we marry, whether we fall ill, how much money we make, and whether we vote all depend on what others around us—even those distantly connected to us—are doing, thinking, and feeling. I show that these connections have an ancient evolutionary past, and describe how this will affect our new life as technology moves our social networks online.

    From http://sxsw.com/node/4841

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  6. Software Engineering Daily: Mastodon: Federated Social Network with Eugen Rochko

    Social networks can make you feel connected to a global society. But those social networks are controlled by a corporate entity. The profit motivations of the corporation are not directly aligned with the experience of the users.

    Mastodon is an open source, decentralized social network. Eugen Rochko started building Mastodon in response to his dissatisfaction with centralized social networks like Facebook and Twitter. In the Mastodon model, users can run their own nodes, and other users can connect to them. You can follow users whose accounts reside in other nodes.

    Eugen joins the show to discuss how Mastodon works, and how its thousands of users interact on the platform. We explore the open source community that is building Mastodon, and speculate on the future of social networks.

    —Huffduffed by hdurer