Words that begin with “M”

Many-to-many is a term that describes a communication paradigm. It is the third of three major Internet computing paradigms. The early Internet applications of e-mail, FTP and Telnet are characterized as “one-to-one,” because they are primarily communication means from one individual (or computer) to another.

With the advent of the World Wide Web, one can display information on a website that is accessible by many others. Thus we have the second paradigm one-to-many.

With developments such as file sharing, blogs, Wiki, and tagging, a new set of Internet applications enable:

  1. people to both contribute and receive information and,
  2. information elements can be interlinked across different websites. This kind of Internet application shows the beginning of the “many-to-many” paradigm.

With the evolution to the full “many-to-many” computing paradigm, people can input and receive information to and from the Internet; they will be able to connect and communicate dynamically within a flexibly formed scope; there will be no artificial boundary between information and communication tools, and the definition of “many” will go well beyond people to include entities such as organizations, products, processes, events, concepts and so on.

Marketing online.

Matrix of Participation– includes Hart’s Ladder of Participation on it’s vertical axis, and adds a horizontal axis consisting of different participation approaches, running roughly from one-off, short term or informal approaches on the left, to more structured and long-term approaches on the right. http://www.timdavies.org.uk/2009/05/18/can-social-networks-bridge-the-participation-gap/

Message Boards/Forums – An online discussion site; people looking to discuss particular issues or needing support post threads (a message) on the forum or message board in hopes to gain more information or start a conversation

Micro-blogging – A form of blogging where the entries/posts are limited to a certain amount of characters or words, i.e. Twitter.

Micro-philanthropy – Donating in small amounts ($1, $5, $10, $20)

Multimedia – Media and content in different forms such as videos, pictures, etc. Examples include YouTube and Flickr


Mapping networks enables you see who are the main connecting people. To do that you may need to ask people who they communicate with most frequently. If you want to grow an online community or network from an existing “real world” network, it will be important that the key people in the network overlap with the champions for online networking.

Mashups* are the smart mixes that techies do to combine several tools to create a new web services.

Meetings are important in social networking in at least two ways. First, they accelerate the process of people getting to know each other. See Face-to-face. Second, the open and fluid style of social media is making those using it impatient with committee-style meetings and conferences dominated by platform speakers. With a little commitment it is possible to agree some meeting topics beforehand, circulate material, capture discussion at the time, carry on discussions afterwards … or maybe not have the meeting at all. Use Voice over IP, chat, instant messaging … or even a get-together in a virtual world.

Membership involves belonging to a group. Networking can offer some of the benefits of group membership, without the need for as much central co-ordination. A rise in networking may present challenges for organisations who depend on membership for funds or to demonstrate their credibility.

Mobypicture: Mobypicture’s Twitter image sharing service is one of the easiest and perhaps most ingenious methods of pushing pictures to Twitter in this round up. All you need to do is send an email or MMS message containing a photo, a title (subject) and optional body text to twituser.twitpass@mobypicture.com, where ‘twituser’ and ‘twitpass’ are your Twitter login credentials. Mobypicture then sends out your tweet for you, no sign up required. You’ll have to judge for yourself how secure it is to email your Twitter username and password to a third-party service, though.

MOG is a social network that helps you “discover people through music and discover music through people”. Basically MOG makes it easy for you to find new music to listen to by using custom filters and personalized suggestions. The site also provides users with news, reviews and streaming audio. MOG also features a music TV that continuously broadcasts videos taken from YouTube (YouTube).

myVidoop brings you a free, convenient, and secure single sign-on to the web, supported at any OpenID-enabled web site. But what sets myVidoop apart? With a single login to the web, security becomes even more important, and myVidoop actually gives you the tools you need to keep your identity secure. In addition to being backed by the ground-breaking Vidoop Secure technology, myVidoop includes a set of security monitoring, notification, and management features unrivaled in the world of OpenID. Vidoop Secure is an image-based login technology that eliminates passwords and helps defend against prevalent forms of hacking, with no software to download or extra hardware to buy. Using image categories, it draws your eye to your personal images to deliver a one-time access code that only you can interpret, just in time for login. Furthermore, with Vidoop Text-Ahead, Notifications, and the Activity log, myVidoop gives you more control over your account than any other identity provider. While many services still rely only upon a password, myVidoop eliminates passwords, replacing them with a more secure two-factor alternative: Vidoop Secure. More information about Vidoop Secure is available on the Vidoop main web site.

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