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The search for shared meaning



Subtitle: How social media changes everything

Subtitle: How social media changes everything

Slides for a talk to British Computer Society london branch, 15 January 2009.



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    • The search for shared meaning How social media changes everything
    • @davebriggs [email_address] www.davepress.net
    • Mobiles on, please!
    • #davebcs
    • Networkers (less than) anonymous
    • Digital enabling
    • So, shared meaning?
    • Here Comes Everybody
    • The Long Tail (something about niches)
    • "We sold more books today that didn't sell at all yesterday than we sold today of all the books that did sell yesterday."
    • Individual and yet social
    • Infobesity?
    • “ There is no information overload, only filter failure”
    • “ An aggregation of fragments is the only kind of whole we have now”
    • No permission required
    • What can we do?
    • Let’s make things less boring!
    • Listen Acknowledge Create Share
    • Small Cheap Simple
    • Worse is better
    • Prototype!
    • If you build it, they won’t come
    • Creators Critics Collectors Joiners Spectators Inactives
    • New media doesn’t kill old media
    • Managing communities takes up time
    • Interactive websites need interactive organisations
    • Blocking is silly
    • The risk isn’t what bad things might happen if you do things differently, but what good things won’t happen if you don’t
    • If you don’t do it, someone else will
    • Fundamentally: what is it that you want to achieve?
    • Have we found a shared meaning?
    • digitalyw @davebriggs don't think is about shared meaning - more that everyone has their own interest but sometimes it still contributes to common aim
    • 72prufrocks @davebriggs 'shared' as in each person understands the same, or 'shared' as in each person contributes part of the meaning?
    • Tonymolloy @davebriggs shared meaning aka consensus/common ground? are we in McLuhanist message/medium land here?
    • Hmmmm
    • Social individualism, perhaps?
    • “ If you don’t like change, you’ll like irrelevance even less”
    • Thanks for listening