It was my birthday on Friday ,and it was the first birthday I’ve celebrated as an active member of a social network.
I’ve posted in the past about the performance aspects of social network communication, and how this affects future email use. I’ve also posted about social design for social media companies, and how Facebook’s birthday reminder and wall work together to uphold the first two of the rules of social design:
It was interesting to see this all play out as a participant. For my birthday, I received in total:
Fully half of the messages were public. But within the context of the social network, almost 90% of the communications were public.
Communications modes seem to be shifting very quickly, at least for those messages with a “performance” aspect.