What if we made weather more social?

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A talk I gave to the RENCI National Weather Service Technology Summit. The talk looks at how we construct conversation about weather, and how social technologies can improve our experience of weather data.

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What if we made weather more social?

  1. 1. What if we made weather more social? Fred Stutzman School of Information and Library Science
  2. 2. IANAL I am not a linguist
  3. 3. Adoption Use Privacy Identity
  4. 4. Beautiful
  5. 5. Cool
  6. 6. Cool Beautiful
  7. 7. Adoption Use Privacy Identity
  8. 8. Pictures Interests Favorites
  9. 9. Symbols, Signals
  10. 10. Language Symbols Meaning http://bit.ly/3ALDU6
  11. 11. http://bit.ly/2O4wws http://bit.ly/1SOCR7 Symbolic Interactionism
  12. 12. Symbolic Interactionism People act in accordance with their subjective understandings of the situations in which they find themselves People understand their experience through the meanings found in symbols G. Ritzer, B. Ballis Lal, H. Blumer
  13. 13. 37o F Cold .05” Accum. Snowy Ptly. Cloudy Beautiful Attributes Qualities Symbols
  14. 14. http://bit.ly/2Hn9tC
  15. 15. Attributes http://bit.ly/2Hn9tC Constant Dismal No no no. Tea... yum
  16. 16. http://bit.ly/jkHN0 http://bit.ly/dvYkR
  17. 17. Oak Forest, IL No rain, light wind
  18. 18. Springfield, MA Clear, Sunny, Low Humidity
  19. 19. Los Angeles, CA Clear, Sunny, Low Humidity
  20. 20. What does “beautiful out today” mean? Tweeter Temp/Dew Conditions Dailylama, IL 56.8/51.7 No rain Timclarkk, MA 57.7/22.2 Sunny, no rain JaymeeOG, CA 67.3/23.4 Sunny, no rain
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  22. 22. Massive Mobile Networked
  23. 23. Do you need Twitter to know which way the wind blows? Fred Stutzman: fred.stutzman@unc.edu http://twitter.com/fstutzman http://fredstutzman.com

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