Friday, July 23, 2004

Messenger Tool to Tap Social Nets

If your friends and colleagues don't know the answer to a given question, they often know of a better person to ask. Several teams of researchers are looking to the fast, easy communication of the Internet in order to leverage these social networks.Researchers from the University of Michigan have brought the possibilities a step forward with their Small-World Instant Messaging system (SWIM). From here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I heard of a product thats an alert kinda tool and allows researchers to queue up research and the alert both e-mails you and shows an alert when researched stuff is complete. Their site is

They use jabber on the back end for integration of the alerts into the IM space.

I heard they have a beta out and I like the concept because as an opt-in tool its clean of spam plus it seems nifty.