More than a year and a half ago I started working on the virtual identity, we then created lounge (in U.[lik]) where you can add the badges for your other social networks services. The idea was to unable people to give link to other pieces of their virtual identity.
We've been the first site to do so with image (using inspiration from wordie). But It was merely reflecting my
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Many websites are now endorsing this trend ... which is good.... We are the puzzle ;-D
2007 was and will stay as the identity year (no need to proove it)
I don't believe in a one place for all (i.e facebook, despite the time i've spent on it), because i believe you need a dedicated application for very different activities... and i am not talking about apps. No social networks will be as good as flickr for my pictures. But facebook have shown the way for tomorrow identity to a large number of users (again a puzzle but this time of apps)... also made them more savier which is also very good.
So what is next for 2008 in the identity space: ambient intimacy. (Small presentation here)
The definition is pretty good ... but despite an easy access, it's the most complicated concept i've approached over my last 3 years on the web. I've been experiencing it for a couple of months and we still have a lot to learn. I think it has a huge impact on photography (the medium totally changed over the last 3 years...and Pierre Bourdieu is probably right) and a lot of new applications (twitter, tumblr, the is inside facebook...etc) are only starting to open the way to this new genetic of relations (.
2007 was a year of transition for U.[lik] and me .... vivement 2008 et de nouvelles aventures identitaires !!
The world is changing really fast ... here are two video to remind it :
Bonne année à tous.