As we delve further into the core concepts underlying a user’s relationships with people and objects, and how applications can use that information, we need to understand the basic types of relationships that users have on the different social networks.
We will explore these three relationship models, which represent some of the most popular social sites available today:
The user interacts with many other people at once.
The user interacts with one other person at a time.
The user interacts with small groups of people.
Each model has its own reach and complexities. In the sections that follow, we’ll explore them in more depth to see what they are all about.