Friday, July 6, 2007

Omnicast (Hyper)Cube

Continuing a conversation with David from his blog entry on Thoughts Illustrated

I'm still graphing specific existant technologies on each face of the cube as I research and discover them. This cube represents 3 axis -

casting, or push technologies;
catching, or pull technologies, and
timing, or synchronicity technologies.

I think it's important to graph what exists to find the natural gaps to fill, and to possibly create a unified application.

The reason why I think this is valuable, is that with an intellgent Omnicaster all I have to do is Extravert content, and the Omnicaster would intelligently figure out which technology would be the ideal protocol to use for which (un)intended recipient.

If I want to Extravert my discovery of a new website, the Omnicaster would

1) figure out how excited about it I am, and pick the appropriate highest level of transmission (IM?)
2) figure out who would immediately care and deliver it to the recipient via *their* preferred method of reception (RSS feed), and eventually work its way down the chain (to my delicious bookmarks, to a blog, or a website aggregator like slashdot)
3) figure out if it needs to adjustably override the recipients preferred method of reception to something higher (upgrade to an email, or in an emergency, an IM)

There are four additional axis not graphed that could be included, and I surely don't intend for these additional ones to be the exhaustive list (refer to my previous blog posts about dimensionality for even more).

Conversation Agent: Your Face, Everywhere -- Are There Too Many Social Networks?

Conversation Agent: Your Face, Everywhere -- Are There Too Many Social Networks?

Here we go - Persona Overload/Decreasing Return on Attention

too many social networks, too many personas, too much updating, too much attentioning

Peer to Peer Persona Profiling takes care of all of this.

There's only one thing that P2P profiles don't do - enable you to find interesting strangers with no connection to anyone you already know (do we really need to meet more people on our own? to what degree?). A good social network would really be nothing more than a host with a good people search engine enabled for a P2P People network.

The fundamentalist in me won't be happy until we have the complete and total meltdown of every social networking site. We don't need MySpace - we've had Geocities already.