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Can english problems be solved with math

  1. 1. Can EnglishProblems BeSolved With Math?It is apparent that the Social Media space is as wild as the untamed American westof the early 18th century. People of prominence are doing their very best to defineservices, new situations, and make linear attempts to objectify the newestphenomenon of social interests and activities. Brian Solis has done much inoffering up terms that help the newly introduced be able to digest the flurry ofactivity and myriad of new services on the social scene.SocialMatica has a challenge on their hands. In defining what we do, we have twochoices. We can create a better mouse trap, or we can invent a new game wherepeople play by our rules. The real difficulty is becoming one with the communityby examining the problem long enough to be able to have the credibility ofdeclaring a solution.What are Influencers:• A person who or a thing which influences en.wiktionary.org/wiki/influencer• In b-to-b, a person who has a say in the decision-making process but does not have the final purchasing power. multichannelmerchant.com/crosschannel/marketing/crosschannel_marketing _glossary/
  2. 2. • A person in a business who has an effect on buying decisions and helps the purchasing manager decide which products to buy. www.glencoe.com/sec/busadmin/marketing/dp/mktg_mgmt/gloss.shtml• The individual(s) who will influence(s) the decision but may not necessarily use the product www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-1552100037.html• individuals who affect purchasing decisions, usually the ones that have conducted research on specifications and pricing www.cecausa.com/general_marketing_glossary.htmThe fact is, none of these terms adequately define who an influencer is on theinternet because if we simply used them finding an influencer within socialnetworks would be simple. Our experience shows there are vast quantities ofalgorithms, foe vs friend models and other mathematical equations that try toquantify who this person really is. For the most part, they fail. How can I say that?Well, in any system that attempts to mathematically produce a result, in order forthose results to be trusted, peer review must be conducted. We need independentanalysis so that we can see what results are being omitted in the process. We knowfrom experience that even an refined system generates a certain level of noise. Thetrick is to tune it so that you have a satisfactory signal to noise ratio. For instance;if I did a test that told you I could find all the smokers in a given town using aniPhone app, but I had to manually omit 400,000 results that appeared in my listwho are not smokers and only showed you the rest who were…you’d think my toolwasn’t so handy. And you’d be right. A real thinking person would wonder whatdid I add to the system by way of human intelligence to remove the 400,000 thatcannot not be programmatically added?This leads us to the problem. Influencer identification can be formulaic, but aperson must consider context and implied thought, or presuppositions. This meansin order to understand someone’s influence, we must know why the come to aparticular site. While there are many peculiarities, we think common rules can
  3. 3. explain “the rule” and we can except, “the exceptions”. Now understand, we’re justexamining the problem here folks…the fix is in the sauce.Lets begin with the rudiments of how influence can be measured.• Someone must post something on the web• Someone must have an identifiable persona (in other words, anonymous posters cannot be trusted)• Someone must have an identity that is consistent enough within a community to create relationships• Someone must have a disposition to the thing about which they are posting, ambivalence is not possibleHow can I say that? Consider the time and effort commenting on something takes?Even the least learned, disengaged commenter must pass hurdles in order tocomment. If they comment we know a couple of things;• They reacted• They were engaged enough to take an extra step• They may or may not care about the influence they are creating• In the case that they do care, they definitely creating influenceSo, now we know that a person coming to www.cakewalk.com has a vestedinterest in the things that go on in Cakewalk.com. Building an identity around thatpersons comments becomes essential to interpreting their influence. We can reachan understanding of their implied presuppositions based on the following generalrules.• They come to the site so they are interested in it• They have a desire to participate (because they do)• They are seeking knowledge, to gain or to give• They are seeking opportunities, to create, to review, or ingest
  4. 4. So, practically, I have a subject. His name is Dr. Keaf Saddress. He is a useron slickdeals.net. I know these things about him already before I ever start myInfluencer identification engine;• He believes this site has something to offer him• If he posts something, he believes what he says is important enough to share• He creates some level of influence by merely participating• He does care about influencing people, because he participates.This is simple enough to think through, but how do you translate this to a metricthat can be easily understood? Again, we’re defining the problem; what do youthink that we’ve missed here?Posted in: Influencer Formula

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