Social Networks as
Information Filters
Lee Bryant, Headshift, June 2009
Introduction:
the affordances of the social web
socialisation of information
aggregation, feeds and flows
trust in loosely joined networks
open info + low cost of collective action
are we building an
  “architecture of participation,”
or just more media consumption ?
sharing as a by-product of action
making invisible data visible
rapid feedback is the key to evolution
rapid feedback is the key to evolution
network productivity, not just personal
what does this mean for
how we manage information ?
‘real’ facts and de facto facts
‘real’ facts and de facto facts
‘real’ facts and de facto facts
expertise: individual & distributed models
expertise: individual & distributed models
verification: expert & community models
findability as an alternative to search
signals as an alternative to validation
                       (cc) http://www.flickr.com/photos/iconolith/458099966/
information overload
   or filter failure?
The fallacy of codification & storage
weaving a fabric of information, links
the wrong sort of information overload
“Fast-moving”



                                The latest updates; also the most relevant
                 Now          ...
we need better filters and radar
ambient awareness, intuition, decisions
our social network ‘places’
social networks as information filter
democratising information:
negotiating language and meaning
knowledge is a social construct
                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachklein/10115928/
Polysemy declines
        rapidly for new
        concepts as dominant
        terms emerge



Semiotic dynamics and robot...
language, tagging and signals
language, tagging and signals
future for information professionals ?
information networkers, not filing clerks
information & guides, notnot filing clerks
   teachers networkers, gatekeepers
simple summary::
  social networks will become
  our main information filters;
this will allow us greater control
 of our o...
Thanks for listening!
I am lee@headshift.com and live at
http://www.headshift.com
You can find this talk at
http://www.slid...
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Social Networks as Information Filters

  1. Social Networks as Information Filters Lee Bryant, Headshift, June 2009
  2. Introduction: the affordances of the social web
  3. socialisation of information
  4. aggregation, feeds and flows
  5. trust in loosely joined networks
  6. open info + low cost of collective action
  7. are we building an “architecture of participation,” or just more media consumption ?
  8. sharing as a by-product of action
  9. making invisible data visible
  10. rapid feedback is the key to evolution
  11. rapid feedback is the key to evolution
  12. network productivity, not just personal
  13. what does this mean for how we manage information ?
  14. ‘real’ facts and de facto facts
  15. ‘real’ facts and de facto facts
  16. ‘real’ facts and de facto facts
  17. expertise: individual & distributed models
  18. expertise: individual & distributed models
  19. verification: expert & community models
  20. findability as an alternative to search
  21. signals as an alternative to validation (cc) http://www.flickr.com/photos/iconolith/458099966/
  22. information overload or filter failure?
  23. The fallacy of codification & storage
  24. weaving a fabric of information, links
  25. the wrong sort of information overload
  26. “Fast-moving” The latest updates; also the most relevant Now updates for my work (regardless of time)... Intelligence from the wider world; what's happening this week; news that more directly affects me. Intelligence from the wider world; what's Short term happening this week; news that more recent internalme.... directly affect information; long-term exhibitions; scheduled work; staffing and resourcing Recent internal information; staffing and Medium term resourcing, policies... Facilities, branding, senior management, Long term organisational structure, archive, phone numbers, emergency procedures, technical platforms... phone numbers, emergency procedures, services, platforms Knowledge, market structures, culture, Generational heuristics, orthodoxy, history “Slow-moving” info has variable velocity, but tools don’t
  27. we need better filters and radar
  28. ambient awareness, intuition, decisions
  29. our social network ‘places’
  30. social networks as information filter
  31. democratising information: negotiating language and meaning
  32. knowledge is a social construct http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachklein/10115928/
  33. Polysemy declines rapidly for new concepts as dominant terms emerge Semiotic dynamics and robot learning From a lecture on AI by Prof. Luc Steels, Sony CS Lab, Paris: http://www.headshift.com/archives/002386.cfm
  34. language, tagging and signals
  35. language, tagging and signals
  36. future for information professionals ?
  37. information networkers, not filing clerks
  38. information & guides, notnot filing clerks teachers networkers, gatekeepers
  39. simple summary:: social networks will become our main information filters; this will allow us greater control of our own self-representation
  40. Thanks for listening! I am lee@headshift.com and live at http://www.headshift.com You can find this talk at http://www.slideshare.net/leebryant Except where otherwise stated, photos courtesy of Flickr using Creative Commons license. Thanks to the following photographers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kacey/271663676/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/1303402061/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoriapeckham/164175205/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_irish/2379958609/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/yuan2003/403643949/ http://innovationcreators.com/wp/?p=194 http://www.23hq.com/kosmar/photo/2073293 http://www.flickr.com/photos/nestorgalina/1832456745/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/iconolith/458099966/ http://www.digg.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/antmoose/71277315/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenguin/5274538/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/backpackphotography/257026830/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianboulos/36957265/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/markrjones/47761183/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/2216230980/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/fluzo/52870555/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgt_spanky/35811144/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/105123875/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kacey/252912749/

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