Developing successful social networking applications

Via Stephen, Dave Pollard comes up with “a set of principles … on how to develop Social Networking Applications that really do work”.

It’s well worth a read but I’m unconvinced. There’s not one mention of anything approximating centred communication there… that I can see at least.

It’s one of those things that keeps on and keeps on striking me about social networking and which very few people seem to get… you can’t have a community without first addressing the question of identity and individual presence.