43 Things or 43things.com is a social networking site that is built on the principles of tagging, rather than creating explicit interpersonal links (as seen in Friendster and Orkut). Users create accounts and then list a number of goals or hopes; these goals are parsed by a lexer and connected to other people's goals that are constructed with similar words or ideas. This concept is also known as folksonomy. ...more on Wikipedia about "43 Things"
aSmallWorld is an online social network service similar to Friendster. Called "Snobster" or "the Friendster for the jet set," it is an exclusive invitation-only network with roughly 100,000 members. Founded by Erik Wachtmeister, a former investment banker and the son of a Swedish ambassador to the United States, the network includes socialites such as Naomi Campbell, Jeffrey Epstein, Paris Hilton, Frédéric Fekkai and Xeni Jardin. ...more on Wikipedia about "ASmallWorld"
Kevin Bacon, a well known actor, inspired a college movie game called Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, which is centred around finding the Bacon number of an arbitrary actor or actress. The Bacon number of an actor or actress is determined by the follow rules: ...more on Wikipedia about "Bacon number"
Bebo is a social networking website created to enable friends to stay in contact. It has developed into an online community where friends can post pictures, write blogs and send messages to one another, and is similar in format to MySpace. The site has been increasing in popularity since the end of 2005, and currently has an Alexa Internet traffic ranking of 691 ** . ...more on Wikipedia about "Bebo"
Bitnet Relay Chat or Relay was a precursor to today's Internet Relay Chat and various instant messaging programs. It was developed by Jeff Kell, JEFF@UTCVM ( University of Tennessee, Chattanooga). It was used mostly in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bitnet Relay Chat"
BlinkList is a personal and social bookmarking engine for storing, sharing, and discovering web sites. BlinkList was launched in the summer of 2005 by MindValley. ...more on Wikipedia about "BlinkList"
Blue Kaffee (commonly referred to by the acronym BK and contracted by some to Bluekaffee) is a web-based community founded and operated in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It provides standard social community features, including a web-based journal system, a messaging system, and a set of web forums. It is unique in terms of geographic scope as well as size; according to the Alexa web statistics service, Blue Kaffee was the fifth most popular web site in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador as of Q4 2005 (but has claimed the rank of second for certain months during 2004 and 2005). The validity of this statistic is disputed as the site ranked number one on the occasions that Blue Kaffee was ranked number two, La Senza ** , is that of a lingerie store company based in Québec, Canada with store branches around the world. La Senza and Blue Kaffee have since been removed from this list. ...more on Wikipedia about "Blue Kaffee" www.shortopedia.com rocks.
A chat is a casual conversation. The term has come to be associated mostly with online chat services or computer programs to access same, including telephone services (where the program is on a voice mail server). ...more on Wikipedia about "Chat"
CIX (Originally Compulink Information eXchange) is one of the earliest British Internet Service Providers. Founded in 1985 by Frank and Sylvia Thornley, it began as a TBBS ("The Bulletin Board System for TRS-80") system, but in 1987 was relaunched as CIX Conferencing. The system is based on CoSy ("Conferencing System"), though it has been heavily modified by succeeding generations of staff. CIX was one of the first commercial services to enable users to communicate over the telephone network. While initially users read the text-based CIX messages whilst online, the UK's practice of charging per minute for telephone calls led to the development of offline readers, programs that gather together all messages waiting for a user and downloads them en bloc for reading at leisure. The official offline reader, Ameol, which handles email, CIX conferencing, and Usenet and is freely available to anyone to use, was originally written by Steve Palmer in the early 1990s, first as a customer, then as a staff member. ...more on Wikipedia about "CIX"
A contact network is a minimal social network in which people are not assumed to have any relationship other than to be able to contact each other - perhaps only to refer items of mutual interest in politics or business, that imply no longstanding collaboration or relationship or trust with each other. ...more on Wikipedia about "Contact network"
Critical Mass is an event held typically on the last Friday of every month in cities around the world, where bicyclists, skateboarders, roller bladers, roller skaters and other self-propelled people take to the streets en masse. Critical Mass has no leaders, and no goals other than to meet once every month and enjoy the security and companionship of riding, rolling and travelling through the city together. The one worldwide slogan, chanted by riders in probably all cities where the ride take place is: "We aren't blocking traffic; we are traffic." Critics have claimed that this is a deliberate attempt to obstruct traffic and cause a disruption of normal city functions, asserting that Critical Mass refuses to obey the vehicular traffic laws that apply to cyclists the same as they do to drivers of other vehicles. Some Critical Mass fans defend the lawlessness of cyclists based on their belief that typical laws governing bicycle road users are unfair and different from those governing pedestrians and motorists, and that traffic law heavily favours motor vehicle use in many cities. However, cyclists are typically treated by the law similarly to drivers of other low-power and/or slow-moving vehicles, though many cyclists and motorists, and sometimes even those in law-enforcement, are often unaware of cyclist roadway rights. ...more on Wikipedia about "Critical Mass"
de.lirio.us is an open source clone of the popular del.icio.us ** social bookmarking site. ...more on Wikipedia about "De.lirio.us"
del.icio.us is a social bookmarking, social software web service for storing and sharing web bookmarks. The site came online in late 2003 and was developed by Joshua Schachter, co-maintainer of Memepool. According to del.icio.us/doc/about : ...more on Wikipedia about "Del.icio.us"
Diary-X (commonly abbreviated dx) is the name of an online journaling service which allows internet users to create and maintain a journal or diary. While similar in form to other services such as LiveJournal, Diary-X attempts to encourage longer, more introspective entries in lieu of the shorter, link-heavy entries that are more prevalent on other services. Because of this, Diary-X never refers to itself as a blogging service — it is instead a journaling service that happens to be online. ...more on Wikipedia about "Diary-X"
Dijjer is a peer-to-peer web cache. It is "pure" P2P because it relies on the computers of those using it, and is almost completely decentralized. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dijjer"
Draugiem.lv ("For friends" in English) is the most popular Internet social network service in Latvia. It has almost 0.5 million registered users (~21% from population). ...more on Wikipedia about "Draugiem.lv"
Electric Minds (commonly abbreviated EMinds) is a long-running virtual community that has survived several changes of fortune throughout its existence. As of 2005, the community has over 1600 registered members and hundreds of active discussion topics covering a wide range of subjects. ...more on Wikipedia about "Electric Minds"
The Erdős number, honouring the late Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdős, one of the most prolific writers of mathematical papers, is a way of describing the "collaborative distance", in regard to mathematical papers, between an author and Erdős. ...more on Wikipedia about "Erdős number"
Experts-exchange is a collaboration platform for information technology professionals, designed to address specific areas of situation-based knowledge. Its a free online "ask an expert" site for computer related questions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Experts-exchange"
Facebook, formerly known as thefacebook, is a social networking service for high school, college, and university communities, primarily in English-speaking countries. The site has some similarities to MySpace, but differs in account availability, user control of display content, real-world identity, and overall neatness of appearance. As of December 2005, it has the largest number of registered users among college-focused sites (at over six million US college student accounts created). ...more on Wikipedia about "Facebook (website)"
Faceparty is a community social networking website primarily populated by teens through to late twenties. Faceparty allows users to create online profiles and interact with each other using an advanced instant chat, messaging facilities (like an interface to email), and audio "voicemail messaging". ...more on Wikipedia about "Faceparty"
A fakester is a type of account profile found at the Friendster social networking website. Fakesters are often created as a form of online fan club for bands, movie, celebrities, television and book characters, as well as activist groups. The administrators of the site at first tried to discourage this practice by deleting faksters since they did not allow for the true social network to be represented, since part of the idea for Friendster was a pure social experiment to see exactly whom was connected to whom. There were a significant number of Friendster users created these accounts fakester accounts. As the Friendster service had become more popular, official fakesters were created by the Friendster staff to correspond with television and movie characters. By this time, it was too late, and Friendster lost most of its steam since sites like Tribe.net and MySpace.com had features called tribes or groups that users could join that were in the same spirit of the fakester. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fakester"
Find A Grave Forums is a message board for contributors to the main Find A Grave website and many persons that are interested in genealogy and/or cemeteries. There are many persons active in the Forums that may have made few entries on the main site, while others that contribute extensively to the main site have never registered for the Forums. ...more on Wikipedia about "Find A Grave Forums"
Flickr is a digital photo sharing website and web services suite. ...more on Wikipedia about "Flickr"
FOAF ( Friend of a Friend) is a project for machine-readable modelling of homepage-like content and social networks founded by Libby Miller and Dan Brickley. The heart of the project is its specification which defines some terms that can be used in statements you can make about someone, such as name, gender and various online attributes. To make linking possible, one includes uniquely identifiable properties of one's friends (such as SHA1 checksums of their E-Mail addresses, a Jabber ID, or a URI to the homepage or weblog of the person). ...more on Wikipedia about "FOAF (software)"
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