Social Media is here to stay

Interessanti le riflessioni fatte da Mashable sulla presentazione di Paul Adams, ricercatore di Google, sull’intreccio delle relazioni sociali e i social network online. A quanto pare in preparazione di Google Me.

So, how do you design a social application for different groups of connections with different degrees of closeness to the user? How do you design in a way that helps people maintain close ties with their true friends without making them overshare to more casual connections, including professional contacts? How do you help your users maintain vibrant digital tribes — even nomadic ones — that still remain somewhat segregated from one another?