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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
What's new, asks the author, about social software? After all, online community formation is nothing Usenet, MUDs and email haven't been doing for years. But social software (peroperly construed) takes advantage of the web in ways these others technologies missed. "The internet and web embed powerful technical design patterns: a network of networks; addressable microcontent, loosely coupled services. These design patterns facilitate new social patterns: multi-scale social spaces, conversation discovery and groupforming, personal and social decoration and collaborative folk art."

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