March 7, 2016
This is a sample chapter from the Second Edition of the book Designing Social Interfaces: Principles, Patterns, and Practices for Improving the User Experience, by Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone. 2015 O’Reilly Media, Inc.
Chapter 8: Share and Share Alike
“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession; friendship is never anything but sharing.”—Elie Wiesel
Sharing means that more than one person can see, have, do, talk about, or otherwise relate to the same thing, possibly at the same time. In the real world, sharing means allowing someone else to have access to or control over an object that you currently own or control. This involves a degree of sacrifice. Electronic things made of bits can be replicated or reflected with almost no friction, as compared with real objects. Read More