Are you social software?

I think SSW is a style of application, rather than a category of applications.
(from a discussion on the definition of social software, over at the mailing list)
You could build a recommendation engine that was social software — such a recommendation engine would enable recommendees and recommenders to meet each other. If added a collaborative filter that showed blogs reviewing books that I was interested in, that would be a recommendation engine as social software.
You might be able to build a CRM system that was social software — if customers and salespeople were able to see the information, and collaborate with each other. By contrast conventional CRM systems are based on assumptions of structured workflow and hiding the sales-person’s intent from the customer. These assumptions are so deeply embedded that they’re hard to see.
from a response to Pete Kaminski.

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