Since motorola released the World’s First Commercial Hand-Held Cellular Phone at 1983 it was called the Motorola DynaTAC phone, people have been doing Social Networking by mobile devices like as calling and sending text. By developing mobile and communication technologies, we are using plenty of Social Networking Services with hand-held devices.
In these day, people are using text, image-sharing and location-based Social networking Services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare, etc. Moreover, after most of mobile devices support geo-location tag service, we are more using the location-based services with smart-phone and tablet-pc.
But I thought our computing environment is going to be more dramatically changed in 2~5years, which means our Social Networking Services will be changed. And then I ask myself “What is the next concept of Social Networking Service going to be”? I have formed a hypothesis that by developing communication technologies, hand-held communication devices get more functions and more big screens. Mainly I’d like to explore about how more big screen and more functions of mobile device have been affected Social Networking Service to be changed.
02. The history of SNS with Mobile & Me :
Before I dive into creating the next concept of Social Networking Service, I need to explore about the history of SNS between Mobile, Media and Human. If truth be told, since 19th century or more older, we have been doing Social Network and Communication with a hand-held device. People do Flag Semaphore for conveying information at a distance by vehicle of visual signal by hand-held flags, for example at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Recently, due to the revolution of communication technology, we have used a lot of different Social Networking Services. Before the first Social Networking Website “Facebook”, the primary means of Social Networking are that calling, sending SMS by a cellular-phone.
After coming out a super little computer it called “SmartPhone” or “iPhone”, social networking patterns are changed and developed. The location-based Social Networking Services are released. People communicate and network not only by calling and sending text, but also checking and sharing locations for Social Networking. It becomes reality due to the more powerful processor, functions, and big size of screen of hand-held devices.
03.More big screen? More desire to watch physical space “the extension of human eyes”:
//big screen human visual/information perception behavior. visual perception & cognitive performance.
// We wanna do Social Networking in a space sharing events.
04. The Space-based SNS: “Interpretation of Space & Networking” :
I would like to travel to make the new concept of Social Networking Service based on the legacy of SNS. “What is the next concept of Social Networking Service going to be?” This is a big question. I think we are going to get more powerful mobile devices with more big screen, for example, tablet PC. In addition, at home, a TV will be wired, too. This means we can do more dynamically communicate with an Internet TV that has a super big screen as a personal size media. Possibly, I guess that people’s Social Networking patterns are also changed and developed.
In the spaces such as a home, a classroom, an office, and so on, There are a lot of time-based events at the space. ex) itp.nyu.edu/rooms We can say the location-based SNS is sharing location with micro-messages. But I thought people may want to share events happened at space with friends for the Social Networking. We can do taking a picture and video, sending text, sharing geo-location and event’s information with more visual information.
My basic concept is that human can do Social Networking by sharing events at a space. I would like to call this is Space-based Social Networking Service. For example, in yesterday, one of my friends at ITP, Tianwei sent email to ITP mailing-list to ask to people, since he forgot to bring his paper from the space he stayed. Some people reply to Tianwei’s mailing thread. I think he found his stuff. Moreover, In Class Room50 at ITP, there are also many time-based events. Different many random people are participated in each event. We can find what kind of people share the same space, and also recollect, reedit the each event from each space. This is kind of basic concept of Space -based Social Networking Service.