10 things I hate about your social network

August 29, 2007 —
  1. I don’t want to give you my photos. I already have them at flickr. Let me stream them in, avatar and all.
  2. I don’t want to tell you where I’ve worked. I’ve already been through that with the other detective. I’d be happy to give you a link to my profile, though.
  3. I don’t want to post anything on your wall. It’s lame – I do my blurting at twitter. And pownce.
  4. I don’t want to search for my friends again. I might let you check for the people I’m gmail glued to, though.
  5. I don’t want to poke anybody. Generally speaking.
  6. I don’t want to authorize anything. Give my new friend the benefit of the doubt knowing that I can block his ass if he gets in my soup.
  7. I don’t want to log in to read a new message. Believe it or not, I’m already logged in to my email. And skype.
  8. I don’t want another blog. One and a half is plenty.
  9. I don’t want to locate the schools I attended. Prom was fun and all, but I’m hanging at the pool now.
  10. I don’t want to verify my mobile phone number or give you my credit card. Blah.

It’s time to make the portable bits portable. Focus on people vs users. Presence vs profiles. Important vs popular. Good vs evil. Let me know when you get there – we can hang.

5 Responses to “10 things I hate about your social network”

  1. Barry Hess

    I can’t imagine what network you’re talking about…


  2. Aaron Mentele

    The one everyone wants to emulate of course. Take out the poking bit, though, and I’m talking about all of them. Anyway, I gotta go. One of my Facebook friends wants me to take a survey to find out which Simpsons character I’m most like.

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  4. Gage

    There is actually a start up (probably several – but one that I know of) in Boulder that is doing data pushes to all sorts of your info/pix/etc to a bunch of social networks. The start up is called, Social Thing (socialthing.com). I saw their presentation of their service in Boulder and it’s a pretty neat concept. //g

  5. Aaron Mentele

    Hey Griffin. Hadn’t heard of them, I’ll check them out when they open the curtain. Thanks for the link.