The Social Object, in a nutshell, is the reason two people are talking to each other, as opposed to talking to some body else. Human beings are social animals. We like to socialise. But if you think about it, there needs to be a reason for it to happen in the first place. That reason, that “node” in the social network, is what we call the Social Object.
We represent true added value, content and services that bring together users and providers as well as brands and consumers and provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and to talk to and about one another.
Oliver Köster (35), Director of Technology and Development has been working in software development for the Internet for over 15 years. After founding and then selling his first start-up company GENIX to Bertelsmann, he joined Lycos Europe, where he was responsible for hosting services Tripod/Multimania and was able to build on his experience in the operation and scalability of highly available systems.
Oliver Wagner (38), Director of Conceptualisation and Creation, is a communication designer and has been involved in the web virtually since it began. At the age of 24, he founded his first agency augenmerk! in Bielefeld and was responsible for clients such as the SPD Parliamentary Group, Bertelsmann, the Federal Ministry for Labour, the Federal Ministry for Consumer Protection, Miele and Lycos Europe. In 2004, he moved from the customer side of things and took on the position of Creative Director at Lycos Europe.
During their time at Lycos, Köster and Wagner co-developed a Europe-wide blogging service – the question and answer platform Lycos iQ as well as many other projects focusing on social media.
Together with a team of eight, made up of conceptual designers, interaction designers and developers, they take care of nationwide clients from Hamburg and beyond.
The direct participation of SocialObjects Software LLC in Yerevan (Armenia) is managed by Ashot Tonoyan and, with six more developers, is always on hand to provide professional support in the implementation of complex applications within the area of PHP, iOS and Android.