Overheard: Word of the Day

Nov 26 2007   1:38PM GMT

Overheard: Social graph is just geekspeak for social network

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

davewiner.jpg So if you don’t want to sound like an idiot, call a “social graph” a “social network” and stand up for your right to understand technology — and make the techies actually do some useful stuff instead of making simple stuff sound complicated.

Dave Winer, How to avoid sounding like an monkey

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg says that “News Feed” is not just a feature on Facebook. It’s the infrastructure for what he calls the “social graph.” Other people, including Dave Winer, think social graph is confusing and we should just say “social network.”

I kind of prefer the term “social map.” We’re going to need a map once Facebook’s Beacon starts to change the advertising model as we know it.

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