Users need to know who else is available or present in a social context, or to broadcast and share their own presence status.

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Provide a way for a user to display to other people (either the public, or their contacts, depending on the rules of the system) when they are available for contact and when not.


Provide people with mini-stories about what their connections and others are doing on the net. People can also consume mini-stories on topics they are interested in.