Facebook and the Social Graph

Last week I commented on Dan Nye’s apparent lack of understanding about the need for a social graph for the web. This week, I read the following comment by Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of Facebook, on how he defines the social graph:

“When we talk about the social graph we are talking about the set of connections, friendships, business connections, acquaintances, that everyone has in the world… We are trying to take the social graph that exists in the world and try to map it out… We have a model of social graph that we are constructing.”

At least he has the concept right.

You can read the New York Times BITS blog post here.