Social networking software is an emergent phenomenon of the information systems landscape whose novelty has ensured that it has largely eluded academic scrutiny. Given that social software is primarily within the province of the young at this stage, a playfully meandering exposition of its definition and quasi-philosophical ramifications will be delivered in essay form.
Crookes, Aaron; Lenarcic, John; and Zadeh, Hossein S., "Social Software: For the People, By the People" (2006). ACIS 2006 Proceedings. Paper 102.