Today, Google System repported that Google is sponsoring a new social network project at the Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute whose initial goal was to “rethink and reinvent online social networking”. Google seems to be doing this mainly due to failure of Orkut, which is popular only in India and Brazil. I’m a great fan of Orkut.
The network, titled Socialstream, is able to “draw content from a variety of sources. Socialstream would be based on a unified social network (USN), a single network that provides social data to other sites as a service. A service model allows many social networks to be linked together, letting them share both content and the nature of the relationships of the people who use them.”
Socialstream emphasizes improving social connections by making it more efficient to communicate with, share with, and view the social content of all the people in a user’s online social network. Socialstream provides a compelling user experience because it aggregates content across many different networks so a user has a single location to discover new content and communicate. The goal of Socialstream is to present social information in a way that ties it to the person who posted the information, and not the site from which it came.
Take a closer look at SocialStream :
- Social Networking Bulletin – » Google’s new Social Network
on July 9th, 2007 at 7:03 pm