Friday, February 18, 2005

Software that gets you laid!

Kidding. No. Thankfully, that isn't happening yet. Wait a sec. I'm not so sure. Then what are all those dating sites? Whatever. I don't care. What I care is software. Nat Friedman, the uber-hacker who's behind things like Dashboard, Beagle and currently with Novell, released a new project called Hula.

Jamie Jawinski, aka JWZ, the whizkid who was part of the Netscape miracle, made a nice commentary about his meeting with Nat. The funniest, but insightful comment was "How will this software get my users laid" should be on the minds of anyone writing social software (and these days, almost all software is social software). "Social software" is about making it easy for people to do other things that make them happy: meeting, communicating, and hooking up.

Ever since I was working at Azri, I somehow was fascinated with the idea of Social Software. Software that is so insanely great that the users can't live without it. Yes, like Google. Not in form, but in function. Some call it sticky software. Some call it software that gets you laid. Awesome. I sooo wish it was true ;)

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