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October 01, 2007

Immodest networks

I've got lots of catching up to do - a lot has been happening the past month or so. And especially in the world of "social graph portability". In case you missed it, Dan Brickley has some interesting points. Scuh as - Why does the language of social network sites convey an unwarranted sense of authority over human connections - "you have 214 friends" - by whose estimation?

I don't think RDF is the answer to all these issues; I do think however that taking proper recognition of the model of claims in relation to statements in networks is very important.

This was something that kept cropping up in various bits of ePortfolio work but is a general principle that applies across all kinds of systems - the problem of presenting an item of data as a fact when it is actually an opinion that would really benefit from a link to who made the assertion.

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