Social software without the effort
: John Robb continues to speculate, fruitfully, on what it will take to uncover the friends networks that already exist in the social software called the Internet. He’s dying for better data: author profiles in XML, means of searching, means of sharing, means of categorizing.
All this will be tremendously valuable but we need (a) the motive and that will be value to the person expected to post the data and that will come in the form of jobs for resumes or ads for weblogs; (b) the standards that make this possible, and (c) the tools that make this possible.
See also David Galbraith’s one-line bio; it’s a simple start.