Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Tagged #social

Business/group focused microblogging Twittery tool. Like Yammer, but seems nicer

Share My Playlists

Spotify playlist directory/community. Could be very handy

Hivelogic - Why Your Avatar Matters

Consistent use of the same avatar in all services helps associate the account with you. I’ve been using the same (cheesy) photo everywhere for the last couple of years.

boxee: the open, connected, social media center for mac os x and linux

Now supports BBC iPlayer. Time to get myself a Mac Mini and start using this - will also work with Apple TV.

Ning Blog » The End of the Red Light District

Ning is ending support for adult social networks, citing lack of advertising revenue, illegal content, and legal headaches over frequent copyright violations


Band websites with plenty of stats and geeky web stuff. From the guy behind Oddpost

Social Design Best Practices

…according to Google’s OpenSocial team


White label socal networking platform

Social Networking Trends (first half of 2008)

How to Detect the Social Sites Your Visitors Use

Finds out which sites you visit based on browser history

Queue everything and delight everyone

Update user’s view first, queue updates for their friends and then later still update public lists

Portable Social Networks, The Building Blocks Of A Social Web

Good summary of many of the social buzzwords flying around

Social networks are growing in niches

The examples in the article look very weak, but the basic idea seems a winner

Designing for the Social Web: the Book - Bokardo

Community Engine

Social Networking Plugin for Rails


Open source Rails social networking platform

The vanishing personal site

Zeldman notes the shift from personal sites (with links, photos, info, etc.) to links to sites like Flickr that hold your content

Worldwide Social Network Market Share

How different areas of the world prefer different social networking apps. It’s not just about Facebook…

Children flock to social networks

“More than a quarter of eight to 11-year-olds who are online in the UK have a profile on a social network”

People you may know

Recommended friends/contacts in social network apps