Just had coffee with Anton Zuiker (aka MisterSugar) to talk about the Science Blogging Conference upcoming on January 20. There are over 100 people signed up. The plans all seem pretty solid and the schedule is interesting and engaging while flexible and bloggercon-ish.
Sign up and come.
Archive for the “Virtual Communities” Category
Links and notes from JOMC 191.8 Virtual Communities
Jan 02 2007
Jan 02 2007
Fred is predicting the 2007 changes in the Social Networking space. Hint: Shake out, consolidations and transformations. The details are the devil. Read his post.
As the New Year begins I’ve been writing an annual reportish thing on my wiki. I’ve done some brief, but I hope interesting, stuff so far.
I’ve invited ibiblio contributors and staff and now you to add, expand, correct the wiki and to email me or to leave a comment here if you like with changes. Things left out may be things just not gotten to yet.
Please go ahead and have at it. Our year is also your year.
Dec 27 2006
If you’ve been to any NC Blog events, you are aware of how aware of the web, social networks and blogs John Edwards is. He met with podcasters before Podcastercon, with some folks at ConvergeSouth, with others during danah boyd’s visit here this fall, etc. And those who he hasn’t met, Elizabeth Edwards has met. She is very very internet aware; her book will tell you how and why.
Now on the eve of Edwards’ probable announcement of his run for the 2008 Democratic nomination, Robert Scoble announces that he’s joining the Edwards campaign.
I’ve also heard that Matthew Gross is on the Edwards campaign.
All in all this will make for an interesting net.campaign for 2008. Who will be following Edwards onto the net?
Notes: Steve sends “John Edwards on youtube today announcing he will announce tomorrow [YouTube]“ and the BBC and others have noticed that Edwards’ website accidentally had an announcement of his candidacy up already.
Dec 17 2006
Time begins: “Person of the Year: You — Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world.”
As long as we have Net Neutrality that will be true.
And JJB points us to a Chrysler advert which gets it right by getting it wrong.
NOTE to pathetic PR employees working for the anti-Net Neutrality duopoly: I won’t allow your obvious spammish links and misleading comments on this blog. In fact I’m more likely to do even more pro-Net Neutrality articles in response to your postings.
Dec 14 2006
The article is the text of a speech Glocer gave at “Globes Media Conference in Tel Aviv on Monday 11 December 2006.” About the talk he says: “It’s about trust in media today, taking into account the growing
Reminds me that when I met Lobsang Wangyal, the Reuters reporter amongst exiled Tibetans, he was most interesting in talking about his newly formed Association of Tibetan Journalists. The Association’s biggest task, he told me, is preparing citizens to be journalists by educating them about strong and respected news practices — values, ethics and skills.
Dec 13 2006
Our Cogent link to Atlanta managed the extra requests easily without going over our limit (in the 500 mbs range). And thanks to Squid caching, our servers easily handled the load.
Overall, a great test of our new datacenter and networking arrangement with NCREN and a big success there for all of us.
Dec 11 2006
Dec 09 2006
That number is 150 (actually 147.8). But wait there’s more.
Looking at behavior of chimps, Dumbar noticed that the “chimps belong to social groups comprising about 50 individuals, but they have only two or three grooming partners.”
Then using the same neocortex measurements and ratios on humans, Dunbar calculated the magic numbers for humans.
“The results wereâ€¦ ~150 for social group size, and ~12 for the more intimate clique size” [or grooming size].
So much for Top 8.
Can online social networks extend the monkeysphere in the same way writing as expanded memory?
That is, do online networks allow an individual to manage and groom relationships of a greater order?
How is this accomplished?
Dec 08 2006
the Social Software Symposium wiki is being updated and annotated by a bunch of UNC folks and David Weinberger has been blogging on his blog here, here and here.
Dec 08 2006
Are tags always nouns or adjectives?
Dec 08 2006
Dec 07 2006
Reminding myself and telling you to read the just posted First Monday article by danah boyd, “Friends, friendsters, and top 8: Writing community into being on social network sites.”
Dec 06 2006
The best part is that I get to invite everyone to a reception at the end of the talk. You have to come to the talk to learn the location of the reception.
Dec 05 2006
Fred and ClaimID have been big in promoting OpenID. Now there is a Slashdot article and discussion open with over 175 comments when I last checked.
Dec 04 2006
One, of the many, take-aways: Encourage users with intermediate skills to be answerers of inquiries; not just expertly skilled users. How to do this? Kathy outlines strategies in her article and her commenters expand on those from Kathy. Much on motorcycle support vs tech support ;->
Dec 02 2006
John Price Wilkin of the University of Michigan Libraries talks about digitizing libraries from the Michigan view point including the beginnings of JSTOR (1994 and beyond), the Making of American grant (with Cornell) as the start of the Digital Library Federation, the Michigan Digitization Project with Google, and the Distributed Proofreaders Project with Project Gutenberg with Jon Udell of InfoWorld in Jon’s podcast.
[Disclosers: ibiblio hosts Project Gutenberg. John P. Wilkin is a member of the Louis Round Wilson Knowledge Trust.]
Nov 29 2006
All too human, Google Answers has now expired. The Answering service, which approximated a paid reference librarian service, never answered the question “Why should I get my answers here and pay when I can ask Yahoo! Answers for free?”
I’m guest speaking at Jean Walsh’s and Diane Pozefsky’s combined CS 380 class this evening at 5 in 111 Carroll. I’ve put a few links etc on my wiki, we’ll be talking about innovation and intellectual property. They will have read, I hope, Chapters 1 and 8 of Eric von Hippel‘s Democratizing Innovation. I think I need to do a little intro to the four areas of intellectual property in the US – copyright and patent (in the Constitution), trade secret and trademark (in the Code) then move on to how policy can encourage or deter democratization of innovation.