Landing : Athabascau University

Tracing the Evolution of Social Software - Life With Alacrity

A great article on the history of social computing. Not everyone would agree with the things highlighted and many are missing, but it's a very good introduction to the subject.


  • Eric von Stackelberg May 13, 2011 - 8:55pm

    Personally, I would concur that wordprocessing was office automation but there is another opportunity such as carrying personalized learning data (artifacts) which is really augmentation that is much more practical now. I am intrigued by the position that buzzwords have a tendency to interfere with communication. When I think about the difficulties in communicating the differences between Facebook and the Landing I can't help but wonder if marketing hype is drowning out actual communication because I consider the value generated by each of those systems to be quite different.