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Social Reference: Harnessing the Hivemind

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This is a presentation I gave at Internet Librarian 2009 in Monterey, CA.

This is a presentation I gave at Internet Librarian 2009 in Monterey, CA.

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  • 1. Social Reference: Harnessing the Hive Mind Margaret Smith New York University October 26, 2009 http://www.flickr.com/photos/max_westby/8723397/
  • 2. Meet the Hives! ● Yahoo! Answers ● AskMetafilter ● Askville ● Fluther ● Wikianswers ● Answerbag ● Wiki Answers ● Maholo Answers ● Vark.com ● Wikipedia Help Desk http://www.flickr.com/photos/wheatfields/136409466/
  • 3. Not all hives are equal... http://www.flickr.com/photos/arrangingmatches/60987970
  • 4. Where do deer sleep? (from http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/7990) ● “At a Days Inn if the Hilton is full.” ● “actually, deer are arboreal. they create nests high up in the trees from scraps of their prey. ie: squirrels, cats, etc.. also, deer are known for their brachiation abilities. their main method of locomotion through the trees is vertical swinging and leaping.” ● “Why would you want to know? Under bushes.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikonvscanon/906727708/
  • 5. Forums/Messageboards AskMetafilter http://ask.metafilter.com Library Society of the World FriendFeed Room http://friendfeed.com/lsw http://www.flickr.com/photos/calafellvalo/2860952642
  • 6. Wikis Wikipedia Help Desk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_help_desk Wikianswers http://answers.wikia.com/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/max_westby/8723398
  • 7. Blogs BobstRef http://bobstreference.wordpress.com Newman Library Reference Blog http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/newmanreference/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/max_westby/8723399
  • 8. Basic hive construction ● Forum/messageboard: pHpBB, SMF GoogleGroup, Tangler, Lefora, FriendFeed ● Wiki: PBwiki, MediaWiki ● Blog: Wordpress, Blogger, Tumblr http://www.flickr.com/photos/wohack/3727256393
  • 9. Growing your hive Pollen (what content goes in?) Honey (what reward/motivation comes out?) http://www.flickr.com/photos/arimoore/100959827
  • 10. Staffing your hive Worker bees (who contributes?) ● Skill level ● Security ● Anonymity Beekeepers (who supports?) ● Moderation ● Maintenance
  • 11. What if my workplace hates bees and beehives and extended metaphors generally? “Slam the Boards!” http://www.flickr.com/photos/che_fox/3002282095
  • 12. Thanks! Margaret Smith @megvmeg New York University margaret.smith@nyu.edu