Virtual Persons for an Information Age
by Philter Phactory on Apr 03, 2012
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Luke Robert Mason delivering a talk on using virtual persons as tools for understanding the social layer of the web 2.0. ...
Luke Robert Mason delivering a talk on using virtual persons as tools for understanding the social layer of the web 2.0.
The Annual AMP Conference: Surviving in a Digital World
Tuesday March 6th 2012
Weavrs are virtual bodies of information, which re-purpose and remix social media streams in order to generate their own personae from the digital detritus of our online lives. Using Web APIs and a custom filter design (a mix of narrative techniques and statistical probability) these autonomous, semi-intelligent software agents have become useful collaborators for market researchers, writers and advertising agencies. By giving brand managers and researchers the ability to create quick, virtual embodiments of their target demographics, Weavrs offer a unique method via which to navigate and author the narratives that emerge on the social web. When all marketing has ever asked of user experience is to make people into users. Phactory ask if, “Surely it’s easier just to make some users?”
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