LinkedIn is focused on professionals and work. Friendster is focused on personal relationships--friends, dating, etc. I think they're both obvious uses of all this network technology we're sitting on. It's going to be very interesting to see how they evolve.
Is one of those concepts somehow a more "natural" fit for the web? I don't know, but now I'm thinking about it more.
Do these qualify as Social Software? I think so. But not quite the kind that Clay wrote about--not yet at least.
(Disclaimer: I've met the man behind Friendster and have helped out in some very small ways.)
Update: Okay, I've played with LinkedIn a bit more. Very cool. It's a cross between a job search site and Friendster and ... something else that I haven't quite put my finger on.
Is is just me, or is there suddenly (okay not so suddenly, but still) a lot of cool stuff going on out there? I thought so.
Posted by jzawodn at May 08, 2003 10:50 PM