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Connnection Building Networks, also sometimes known by the acronym BoF for "Birds of a Feather", are a form of social networking that recently has seen a resurgence.

DavidReed calls them [WWW]Group Forming Networks

Some people remember SixDegrees, which grew to over 3,000,000+ members in 165 countries before AndrewWeinreich sold it. Back in January 2000 an [WWW]Epinions reviewer noted:

Current Examples


Connection Building Networks depend in part upon SocialSoftware, which can allow for sophisticated network analysis with the right protocols (e.g., [WWW]FOAF, [WWW]RVW, etc.



See also:

FOAF Movers and Shakers

Sorry, I was unable to resist using the above descriptor

Really??? How did I manage that one??? -- KatherineDerbyshire

I may not do much moving or shaking, but I blog about it a lot ;-) -- DannyAyers

Several women have commented on connection building over on the LinkedIn page. -- KatherineDerbyshire

Great page BTW -- JoiIto