April 30, 2005
Where Is The Interesting New Social Software?

Things have sure gotten slow in this sector, that’s for sure. Back in 2002-2003, it seemed like a day didn’t go by without some cool new product or idea getting lobbed over the transom at us. Now all those ideas have become so mainstream that even lame advertising characters take them for granted.


So here’s my question:

Where is the interesting new social software?

Seriously, I want to know what you think. Who’s doing exciting stuff these days? Who’s out there walking along the bleeding edge?

Nominate your favorites in the comments.

Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at April 30, 2005

The guys at reger.com seem to be doing some interesting social networking stuff based on log types. From what I see people can create their own log types... like running logs, biking logs, etc... and then share those log types with friends, kind of creating a community around each log type. Interesting concept that just seems to be getting off the ground. Ad-hoc social networks based on data. They call their stuff datablogging.

Posted by: Ted Standson on May 1, 2005 1:33 AM

Well, there's a new open-source "Meta-CMS" project kicking off at communityfabric.org. The idea is to give people a way off managing their existing digital lifestyle from within one integrated service, with community, tagging, "blog" conversation threading and wiki-style collaboration. All input welcome!

Posted by: weaverluke on May 1, 2005 4:34 AM
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