I guess before I delve deep into social social networking, I wanted to catalog a few components of knowledge from some of my usual suspects.
First, off to Jack VInson's blog to check out Social Networks...Jack has several notes, but specifically, he cited Strategy+Business magazine (October 2002) that describe the six types of social networks. For the most part, excellent knowledge that can be added to what I had learned in my previous projects on social networks. A step in the right direction.
I find when analyzing something, it is helpful to define as many different aspects as possible in order to understand similarities/differences and to compare and contrast. In the end, they may all be lumped in one category, but in pulling the subject apart, I can better see different applications and hone in on the more useful (or maybe it's better said that drawing distinctions helps find the right tool for the right job).
After a couple of non-productive stops with my usual suspects, I went over to another reliable website for the Association of Knowledgework, and was quickly forwarded to the Fast Company article, "The People Are the Company" (Nov. 95), which provides great incite into Social Networks and Communities of Practice.
Both visits were good starts for getting me deep in the Social Net mid-set...
...now is there anything to learn - for business practice - from 6-degrees of separation.