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My talk at Unversity of Califonia, Berkley , 2004/4

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  • Weblog, and Emergent Social Evolution 2004/4 Isaac Mao SocialBrain.org
  • The Syndrome in China
    • Unliterary people (Education)
    • Information control (Media)
    • No reflection mechanism (Management)
    • Few NPO/NGO (Diversity)
    • Centralized and single-point failure (Technical)
    • Social trust crisis (Ethical)
  • Waiting For Godot?
    • Vladimir: Well, shall we go?
    • Estragon: Yes, let's go.
    • They do not move.
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  • Innovative Technologies Work
    • Ubiquitous
    • From grassroots
    • Revolution by evolution
    • Changing without high risk
    • Emergent but powerful
    • E-speed
    • Low learning curve
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  • Weblog --- the Godot ?
    • 2002, CNBlog.org
    • Dummy publishing
    • Meme and non-formal voice
    • Ecosystem with linkage and reflection echoes
    • From mental to behavior change
    • Everyday fresh content
    • Lifelong learning
    • Collective intelligence
  • Distributed but aggregatable
    • The more distributed, the more powerful
    • The more diversified, the more balanced
    • The more micro-content, the more emergent
  • From Hierarchy to Peer In/Out
  • New Media Rules (Case Study)
    • A meme’s route from a blogger to the world
      • 2004/3/11, blogbus.com was ordered to shut down
    BB IM PG WXJ BC DW ZYS JL LC CH JI CNBlog CB
  • Open but Tacit Voice
    • Dimming boundary
    • From sensitive to undetermined
    • From explicit to tacit knowledge, more reflections
      • “ Today, I found a web site can’t be accessed, the web site…..”
      • “ Oh my, …..”
      • “ Who can save us?”
    • More powerful than positive media report !!
  • Data Fact on Chinese Blogsphere Datasource: cnblog.org
  • Data Facts on Chinese Blogsphere (cont.)
    • Content features: posts in Chinese blogsphere (from 8000+ blog samples)
      • Lifestyle, 40%
      • Tech, 20%
      • Workspace, 10%
      • Political & society, 6%
      • Others, 24%
    Datasource: cnblog.org/grassland
  • Some Incidents
    • Blogspot.com blocked, 2003/1/20
    • Some oversea’s Chinese blog was blocked, 2004/3/10
    • Blogbus.com, blogcn.com ordered to shutting down, 2004/3/11
    • Blogbus, blogcn, blogdirver compromised to self-police on their site, 2003/4
    • Typepad.com banned, 2004/3/25
    • What’s next?
  • Another Problem
    • One-way world
    English Blogsphere Chinese Blogsphere
  • Actions: Blog-based COP
    • Community of Practice based on trust
    • Creative Commons
    • Smiling Library Project
      • Blogger Bidding Party
      • Blogger donation and book collection
    • Flash and Smart Mobs
    • “ Free Culture” Translation Project
    • Etc.
  • Future: We Media
    • The Tipping Point
      • Millions of bloggers in China, 2006
      • Media cooked by audience
    • Diversified topics in blogshpere
    • Distributed and decentralized
    • Affecting mass media heavily
  • SocialBrain.org
    • Pre-NPO
    • Projects
      • cnblog.org(2002, IsaacMao & Yunshen Zheng)
      • creativecommons.cn(2003)
      • oedu.org(2004)
    • Social Software research and practise
    • Social activity supporting and enabling
  • Thanks! Me@isaacmao.com