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A talk I gave at the IP Lezig session in Amsterdam, June 10, 2009

A talk I gave at the IP Lezig session in Amsterdam, June 10, 2009

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Social Networks as Information Filters Social Networks as Information Filters Presentation Transcript

  • Social Networks as Information Filters Lee Bryant, Headshift, June 2009
  • Introduction: the affordances of the social web
  • socialisation of information
  • aggregation, feeds and flows
  • trust in loosely joined networks
  • open info + low cost of collective action
  • are we building an “architecture of participation,” or just more media consumption ?
  • sharing as a by-product of action
  • making invisible data visible
  • rapid feedback is the key to evolution
  • rapid feedback is the key to evolution
  • network productivity, not just personal
  • what does this mean for how we manage information ?
  • ‘real’ facts and de facto facts
  • ‘real’ facts and de facto facts
  • ‘real’ facts and de facto facts
  • expertise: individual & distributed models
  • expertise: individual & distributed models
  • verification: expert & community models
  • findability as an alternative to search
  • signals as an alternative to validation (cc) http://www.flickr.com/photos/iconolith/458099966/
  • information overload or filter failure?
  • The fallacy of codification & storage
  • weaving a fabric of information, links
  • the wrong sort of information overload
  • “Fast-moving” The latest updates; also the most relevant Now updates for my work (regardless of time)... Intelligence from the wider world; what's happening this week; news that more directly affects me. Intelligence from the wider world; what's Short term happening this week; news that more recent internalme.... directly affect information; long-term exhibitions; scheduled work; staffing and resourcing Recent internal information; staffing and Medium term resourcing, policies... Facilities, branding, senior management, Long term organisational structure, archive, phone numbers, emergency procedures, technical platforms... phone numbers, emergency procedures, services, platforms Knowledge, market structures, culture, Generational heuristics, orthodoxy, history “Slow-moving” info has variable velocity, but tools don’t
  • we need better filters and radar
  • ambient awareness, intuition, decisions
  • our social network ‘places’
  • social networks as information filter
  • democratising information: negotiating language and meaning
  • knowledge is a social construct http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachklein/10115928/
  • Polysemy declines rapidly for new concepts as dominant terms emerge Semiotic dynamics and robot learning From a lecture on AI by Prof. Luc Steels, Sony CS Lab, Paris: http://www.headshift.com/archives/002386.cfm
  • language, tagging and signals
  • language, tagging and signals
  • future for information professionals ?
  • information networkers, not filing clerks
  • information & guides, notnot filing clerks teachers networkers, gatekeepers
  • simple summary:: social networks will become our main information filters; this will allow us greater control of our own self-representation
  • Thanks for listening! I am lee@headshift.com and live at http://www.headshift.com You can find this talk at http://www.slideshare.net/leebryant Except where otherwise stated, photos courtesy of Flickr using Creative Commons license. Thanks to the following photographers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kacey/271663676/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/1303402061/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoriapeckham/164175205/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_irish/2379958609/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/yuan2003/403643949/ http://innovationcreators.com/wp/?p=194 http://www.23hq.com/kosmar/photo/2073293 http://www.flickr.com/photos/nestorgalina/1832456745/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/iconolith/458099966/ http://www.digg.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/antmoose/71277315/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenguin/5274538/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/backpackphotography/257026830/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianboulos/36957265/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/markrjones/47761183/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/2216230980/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/fluzo/52870555/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgt_spanky/35811144/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/105123875/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kacey/252912749/