Posts tagged ‘social networking’
After two years of development, the people behind leading casual games distributor Boonty have just launched Cafe.com. With an impressive array of casual games, from single player up to six people., the games stand out from the myriad of free online gaming sites.
But what’s truly impressive is Cafe’s Web 2.0 social networking features and micro-transaction-based business model. Think Pogo on steroids. This represents the future of social gaming.
Author’s note, I’ve previously served as CMO for Boonty, Inc., and am presently involved with the launch of Cafe.com.
What if you could map your friends and family inter-relationships and gain insights into the commonalities that exist within the overlapping networks? If you’re on Facebook, you can with a nifty application called Nexus.
Nexus creates an interactive image displaying the friendship links and shared interests of your friends. Roll your mouse over the dots that represent your friends and get a side bar view of their profile, complete with Facebook picture and common friends and interests.
Here’s a picture of my Nexus map:
When we look at our relationships in relation to one another, some interesting patterns emerge. As circles overlap and friendships intersect with interests, I’m reminded by something my father use to say, “the company you keep says as much about yourself as it does about your friends.”
Nexus allows you to map your corner of the world and make sense out of who you are.