We gave a 30 minute session at BarCamp London called "Yoga and the Social Graph: from smoke-signals to self-realisation"…
We discussed the ever-increasing trend for expansion and connection within society. This is now stronger than ever with the progress from the Internet (a network of interconnected computers), to the Web (a network of interconnected documents), to the Social Graph (or more simply, ‘Social Network‘, a network of interconnected social relationships).
We considered this tendency in the light of the yogic concept of constant progress towards union – on both the individual and collective level.
The discussion was interesting – with everyone offering insights into the process that we see unfolding in the world today. We found it a refreshing chance to take a step back from technical details and consider the bigger picture.
BarCamp is a growing global movement of web technology conferences that follow a model of grassroots, collective participation. The latest camp was held at Google’s London offices.
[See our previous post from BarCamp Brighton]
Nothing here about yoga – but some interesting commentary on social networking issues…
- Social Graph basic concepts on Read Write Web
- Brad Fitzpatrick’s summary of the problems and issues
- Brian Oberkirch blue-skying the future of portable social networks
- ‘Move My Data‘, a campaign to make data easily portable between different social networks