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WOW is millions of people with diverse backgrounds collaborating, socializing, and learning while having fun. It represents the future of real-time collaborative teams in an always-on, diversity-intensive, real-time environment. WOW is a glimpse into our future. Joi Ito in Wired Magazine
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How it works
Individuals connected to each other
Relationships can be marked, hubs identified
Concept of six degrees of separation
“ Are you my friend” type of awkwardness
First generation Social Networks (Friendster, LinkedIn…)
Object mediated social networks “… call for the rethinking of sociality along lines that include objects in the concept of social relations.” Katrin-Knorr Cetina
The three boys were together in the back of the car. It was hot and sticky. They had been driving a long time. They were getting kind of cranky but Taz kept reminding the other two that they were about to see LOTS OF AFRICAN ANIMALS.
When Papa looked out the window on his side of the car, he could see this.
When Mama looked out the window on HER side of the car, she could see this. There was a snake AND a stick.
Which snake do you think it is? Me! It is me! I’m a puff adder. The book says I’m ‘large, thick bodied, sluggish, broad head is covered in small scales. Tail very short. Body scales rough. Body yellowish to light brown with numerous dark chevrons… active at dusk, Up to 30 young born in late summer. May give deep warning hiss. Bites readily. Venom causes swelling and pain, occasionally death. Found throughout Africa.’
The snake in the picture was the first puffadder that Ouma had ever seen. She had to ask her brother, Guillaume, what kind of snake it was. Guillaume is a hiker and a mountaineer so he knows more about snakes than she does. He immediately knew the answer.
Does Leon win? Is a snake an animal? No! I’m a banana, not a snake. (How can I get them to come closer so I can SHOW THEM my FANGS?) A snake is a reptile. Reptiles are members of the animal kingdom. So yes, Leon won – the snake IS an animal.
The way to avoid puff adders is to look in the path in front of you when you walk and to make a small amount of noise – like tapping a stick against the rocks in the path. The puff adder then gets a fright and gets out of your way.
(Shouting is a BAD IDEA because then it frightens all the other animals away too.)
But what about the stick on the other side of the car? No, a stick is not an animal. A stick comes from a tree, so it is part of a plant. HOWEVER, a stick can be an insect. During their exploration of the camp the boys saw several stick insects. BUT THIS STICK? It is a very special thing. It is a message – a signal. There’s one animal in the African bush that likes breaking such leafy sticks off trees to carry around until they get bored, then they drop them. The boys soon found out what that animal is….
Compare two of the little boys to the elephant in SIZE Why is Taz holding his nose???
… .because he’s never ever smelled anything like an elephant before Elephant poo!
(Dad, to you, Daniel!) insisted that they kept the windows open and the air conditioner off.
“ Only with the windows open will you hear the birds and the insects and smell the bushveld smells,” he said.
The boys decided to have a counting competition – each had to pick a species, and the one who counted the most members of that species on a day would be the winner. Guess who picked the impala to count?
Once there were so many buffaloes crossing the road that we just had to sit and wait. You don't argue with a herd of buffaloes!
Did we see lions? Not everyone sees lions. But Eric is usually lucky. So make sure you're close to Eric!
They searched between the trees in the distance ….
They looked right beside the road;
Then Daniel looked UP…..
He had spotted an eagle: An African fish eagle
Then we approached a bridge. There was something sitting on the railing
Web 2.0 components / characteristics The Web as “ The Platform” Tools: RSS, AJAX, PHP, Ruby Services, not packaged software Architecture of participation Small pieces loosely joined, or “re-mixed” Harnessing collective intelligence Software that gets better as more people use it Standards: REST, XHTML Techniques: Mash-up, wiki, tagging, blogging Rich user experience Light-weight programming models
“ Web 2.0 is an attitude not a technology. It’s about enabling and encouraging participation through open applications and services . By open I mean technically open with appropriate APIs but also, more importantly, socially open , with rights granted to use the content in new and exciting contexts.”
Ian Davis http://iandavis.com/blog/2005/07/talis-web-20-and-all-that
Why do people digg? “ commenting, digging, burying comments, typing descriptions, reading hundreds of articles and… … for a lot of nerds, using digg is just a casual free-time activity. Entertaining. Fun. Engaging.”
Keeps people’s mistakes from getting correlated (uncorrelated mistakes averaged out)
Encourages people to bring in new viewpoints (diversity)
Concept of Social Proof
People assume that groups know what they are doing
Assuming crowd is wise, leads to herd like behavior
Can sometimes lead to good decisions
Sequence of uninformed choices, building upon each other
Wise Crowds: Decentralization “ A crowd of decentralized people working to solve a problem on their own without any central effort to guide them, come up with better solutions, rather than a top-down driven solution.” Suroweicki