Expressions of Relationships

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These are my rough notes of what is being written on the flip chart during the VRM meeting breakout on 2006-01-25.

Types of Relationships

  • marriage
  • business partnership
  • counselor
  • subscription
  • friendship
  • family
  • contract
  • employment
  • confucian
  • mentor / advisor
  • citizenship
  • familiar stranger
  • customer
  • vendor
  • circle of trust
  • sponsor
  • priest / shaman / rabbi / ...
  • advocate
  • alumni
  • nemesis
  • cohorts

Expressions of Relationships

You know it is a relationship when ...

  • there are implications for the future
  • expectations
  • recognition
  • subscription
  • payment
  • tipping
  • genealogy
  • hate sites
  • strong feelings
  • recommend
  • contract
  • employment
  • ask advice
  • expose yourself to vulnerability ("trust")
  • blacklist
  • conversation
  • stalking
  • repeat patronage
  • badmouth
  • reliance
  • federation
  • referral/introduction
  • sponsor
  • invite
  • rebuff
  • evaluate
  • bug / PDA
  • advocate
  • commenting (e.g. blogs)
  • give gifts
  • find
  • respond
  • keep apprised

Dimensions

  • Time
  • Transparency
  • Intensity
  • Commitment
  • Control
  • Potential to real
  • Reciprocity
  • Symmetry

Some interesting questions / thoughts

  • Are we presuming that relationships are bidirectional? (e.g. crush) No ...
  • Relationships are not boolean -- there is a degree, e.g. very close vs. "have heard of some guy.."