Lilia Efimova  Telematica Instituut iceberg.telin.nl blog.mathemagenic.com Personal side of social media: learning from we...
Study 1. Developing ideas through blogging <ul><li>Reconstructing my own blogging practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weblog a...
Weblog as a knowledge base <ul><li>Creating  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas that I don't know where to use, but don't want to...
From fuzzy feelings to finished results: awareness and articulation <ul><li>Reading others in short bursts, awareness of w...
From fuzzy feelings to finished results: sense-making <ul><li>Writing as developing an idea: mangrove effect </li></ul><ul...
From fuzzy feelings to finished results: turning into products <ul><li>Need for integrating into a bigger whole </li></ul>...
Blogging: personal or social? <ul><li>Half-baked ideas, work-in-progress – not polished texts </li></ul><ul><li>Short post...
Study 2. Conversations by KM bloggers <ul><li>34 weblogs in 2004, 6320 posts  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>KM blogger community, ...
Conversations with others 23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
Conversations with self 23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
Conversations with self and others: personal profiles 23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
Conversations with self and others: personal profiles  23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
Conversations with self and others: personal profiles 23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
Conversations with self and others:  mega-conversation 23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
Insights from urban studies plausible reason to be in public <ul><li>Among the requirements that are satisfied, in part,  ...
Insight from urban studies:   safe place to linger <ul><li>At the edge of the forest or near the façade, one is less expos...
Insight from urban studies:  emergent social activities 23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
Implications for design <ul><li>Comfortable, protected space </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions for longer-term activities meani...
More <ul><li>Relevant links and more context </li></ul><ul><li>More on my research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At my blog: blog....
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  1. 1. Lilia Efimova Telematica Instituut iceberg.telin.nl blog.mathemagenic.com Personal side of social media: learning from weblogs
  2. 2. Study 1. Developing ideas through blogging <ul><li>Reconstructing my own blogging practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weblog as a personal knowledge base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weblog as an aid for moving from fuzzy feelings to finished results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Weblog archives as a starting point </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coding: chapter relevance, meta-blogging entries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analysis  writing </li></ul>23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
  3. 3. Weblog as a knowledge base <ul><li>Creating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas that I don't know where to use, but don't want to forget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Might be useful for others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I could benefit from a feedback or want to promote </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chronological </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Running titles, links to own posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Categories and tags </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maintaining </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location-based browsing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patterns </li></ul></ul>23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
  4. 4. From fuzzy feelings to finished results: awareness and articulation <ul><li>Reading others in short bursts, awareness of what's going on </li></ul><ul><li>Low-threshold posting, short entries </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Pressure and pleasure&quot; of an audience: extra motivation to capture ideas, to write in full sentences, to contextualise </li></ul><ul><li>Non-threatening organisation system: relate to existing posts, flexible tagging </li></ul>
  5. 5. From fuzzy feelings to finished results: sense-making <ul><li>Writing as developing an idea: mangrove effect </li></ul><ul><li>Organising to relate, to understand, to see patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An opportunity for a feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Refactoring at the backstage&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Everyday grounded theory </li></ul>
  6. 6. From fuzzy feelings to finished results: turning into products <ul><li>Need for integrating into a bigger whole </li></ul><ul><li>Kick-start </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting in the flow of writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-scientific drafts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting things out of the way </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reusing </li></ul><ul><li>Trying out multiple ways to structure an argument </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Notification/pre-print channel </li></ul>
  7. 7. Blogging: personal or social? <ul><li>Half-baked ideas, work-in-progress – not polished texts </li></ul><ul><li>Short posts, lots of linking </li></ul><ul><li>Selfish tagging </li></ul>23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
  8. 8. Study 2. Conversations by KM bloggers <ul><li>34 weblogs in 2004, 6320 posts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>KM blogger community, semi-snowballing sample starting from my own weblog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using tOKo ( www.toko-sigmund.org ) to map weblog conversations defined as sets of linked posts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversations with others – links between weblogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversations with self – links within weblogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversations with self and others – links within and between weblogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With Anjo Anjewierden and Robert de Hoog </li></ul>23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
  9. 9. Conversations with others 23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
  10. 10. Conversations with self 23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
  11. 11. Conversations with self and others: personal profiles 23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
  12. 12. Conversations with self and others: personal profiles 23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
  13. 13. Conversations with self and others: personal profiles 23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
  14. 14. Conversations with self and others: mega-conversation 23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
  15. 15. Insights from urban studies plausible reason to be in public <ul><li>Among the requirements that are satisfied, in part, in public spaces are the need for contact, the need for knowledge, and the need for stimulation. […] Satisfying these is seldom as goal-oriented and deliberate as with the more basic physical needs, such as eating, drinking, sleeping and so on. For example, adults seldom go to town with the expressed intention of satisfying the need for stimulation or the need for contact. Regardless of the true purpose may be, one goes out for a plausible, rational reason – to shop, to take a walk, to get some fresh air, to buy a paper, to wash the car, and so forth </li></ul><ul><li>Jan Gehl, &quot;Life between buildings&quot; </li></ul>
  16. 16. Insight from urban studies: safe place to linger <ul><li>At the edge of the forest or near the façade, one is less exposed than if one is out in the middle of a space. One is not in the way of anyone or anything. One can see, but not be seen too much, and the personal territory is reduced to a semicircle in front of the individual. When one's back is protected, others can approach only frontally, making it easy to keep watch and to react, for example, by means of a forbidding facial expressions in the event of undesired invasion of personal territory. </li></ul>Jan Gehl, &quot;Life between buildings&quot;
  17. 17. Insight from urban studies: emergent social activities 23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
  18. 18. Implications for design <ul><li>Comfortable, protected space </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions for longer-term activities meaningful for an individual </li></ul><ul><li>Easy switch between inward and outward oriented activities </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for low-intensity contact without commitment </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Shared space&quot; in between to move social activity when it grows </li></ul>23 June 2008, Telematica Instituut, Enschede, NL
  19. 19. More <ul><li>Relevant links and more context </li></ul><ul><li>More on my research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At my blog: blog.mathemagenic.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Published: iceberg.telin.nl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact: lilia.efimova@telin.nl </li></ul></ul>

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