The search for shared meaning

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Subtitle: How social media changes everything

Slides for a talk to British Computer Society london branch, 15 January 2009.

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The search for shared meaning

  1. 1. The search for shared meaning How social media changes everything
  2. 2. @davebriggs [email_address] www.davepress.net
  3. 5. Mobiles on, please!
  4. 6. #davebcs
  5. 7. Networkers (less than) anonymous
  6. 8. Digital enabling
  7. 9. So, shared meaning?
  8. 10. Here Comes Everybody
  9. 11. The Long Tail (something about niches)
  10. 12. "We sold more books today that didn't sell at all yesterday than we sold today of all the books that did sell yesterday."
  11. 13. Individual and yet social
  12. 14. Infobesity?
  13. 15. “ There is no information overload, only filter failure”
  14. 16. “ An aggregation of fragments is the only kind of whole we have now”
  15. 17. No permission required
  16. 18. What can we do?
  17. 19. Let’s make things less boring!
  18. 20. Listen Acknowledge Create Share
  19. 21. Small Cheap Simple
  20. 22. Worse is better
  21. 23. Prototype!
  22. 24. If you build it, they won’t come
  23. 25. Creators Critics Collectors Joiners Spectators Inactives
  24. 26. New media doesn’t kill old media
  25. 27. Managing communities takes up time
  26. 28. Interactive websites need interactive organisations
  27. 29. Blocking is silly
  28. 30. The risk isn’t what bad things might happen if you do things differently, but what good things won’t happen if you don’t
  29. 31. If you don’t do it, someone else will
  30. 32. Fundamentally: what is it that you want to achieve?
  31. 33. Have we found a shared meaning?
  32. 34. digitalyw @davebriggs don't think is about shared meaning - more that everyone has their own interest but sometimes it still contributes to common aim
  33. 35. 72prufrocks @davebriggs 'shared' as in each person understands the same, or 'shared' as in each person contributes part of the meaning?
  34. 36. Tonymolloy @davebriggs shared meaning aka consensus/common ground? are we in McLuhanist message/medium land here?
  35. 37. Hmmmm
  36. 38. Social individualism, perhaps?
  37. 39. “ If you don’t like change, you’ll like irrelevance even less”
  38. 40. Thanks for listening

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