While on a call today with a group, John Smith suggested a definition of Social Software that I love.
John said: “Social software is software that is no fun to experiment with by yourself.”
That to me is perfect! Who wants to join Facebook, but have no friends? What good is photo sharing if you have no one to share it with. You might as well just make a backup CD. Why listen to Last.FM or put your play lists into iLike if you don’t get recommendations back?
When someone asks me for a definition in the future, this is it. Thanks, John.