tara hunt aka missrogue •
canadian living and working in san francisco • blogging for 5 years • online/community marketing 8+ years • author: how to be a social capitalist, winning with the currency of online communities. due out in fall 2008 with crown publishing/random house
chris messina aka factoryjoe •
involved in several open source communities for the past 4 yrs (drupal/civic space, spreadﬁrefox, ﬂock, songbird) • blogging for 4 years • trained in interaction design • community leader on open standards projects such as oauth, openid, microformats and diso.
we run citizen agency •
we work with companies to help them build connections to their customer communities • we advise government services organizations in the US and New Zealand how to employ web 2.0 technologies and practices effectively • we work with web communities, open source projects and standards groups to make the web a nicer place
btw, when this dude appears,
it means that we have a discussion, but you should feel free to ask questions along the way... exercise: and who are you?
happiness leads to • work
efﬁciency • more job satisfaction • increased life expectancy • improved work ethic • higher productivity • reduced stress and anxiety • raised conﬁdence • higher levels of trust • more reproduction • more forgiveness • deeper cooperation • increased openness inspired by: Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
what makes people happy? •
autonomy (feeling that your activities are self-chosen and self-endorsed) • competence (feeling that you are effective in your activities) • relatedness (feeling a sense of closeness with others) • self-esteem (set-point, or the person’s natural propensity to happiness) from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association (APA).
competence includes: •conﬁdence in one’s
abilities/knowing one’s strength’s •feedback from others on one’s performance •learning and growing skills •self-actualization •doing meaningful work •getting into ﬂow
self-esteem includes: •your ‘set-point’ or
natural (genetic) conﬁdence level •something you can work on through cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation or medications •not inﬂuenced from the outside world, but apparent when triggered by events from the outside world
barriers to happiness • fear
(anxiety of failure, ignorance, mistrust) • confusion (noise, paradox of choice, lack of good information) • loneliness (isolation, disconnection from others) • lack of control (feeling of loss of control over one’s life and surroundings, secrecy, loss of agency) • struggle for survival (basic needs not met)
About those rockin’ images •
Many of them are purchased from iStockPhoto.com (yay! iStockPhoto is an awesome Canadian company!) • Except for: • book covers, movie posters (from Amazon.com) • And the Flickr photos used from: • Starbucks Cup: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/mjb/118418786/ • Starbucks Globalism: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/thorinside/55362248/