Ed and Social Software for the New Parent
Edward Vielmetti had a thought provoking piece on "Social software for the new parent." He wrote:
The notion of social software is that you can use computer systems to talk to other people, not just to deal with databases of information. There's a human touch to social systems, and they are the sorts of online artifacts that draw a community around them.". Then Ed went on to describe social software for new parents including photo sharing, baby blogs, etc.
This is a good example of how the context drives the tools and the types of desired interactions. It is quite delightful to see the online space get more diverse reflecting how people are seeing the potential in many more ways. Like life, eh?