A design and policy proposal for improving the democratic quality of social media Marc Smith…
I will be speaking at the Princeton Club of Northern California on May 12, 2010.
|Silicon Valley Luncheon: Making Meaningful Maps of Social Media Networks||5/12||12-1:30||Palo Alto||Krim Stephenson’97|
|As more and more of our lives take place online, we leave behind ever more data about ourselves and our relationships with others. Technical advances are making lasting changes in both our relationships and our concept of privacy. As more and more of our personal and professional interactions take place in digital spaces, we leave behind ever more data about ourselves and our relationships with others. That data can be used to generate “social maps” that visually depict patterns of contribution and connection between individuals, yielding results that are often powerful and surprising. What do social maps like this tell us, and how can they help us understand and improve our organizations? What are the social and ethical issues raised when employers, insurers, and the government can track whom we associate with, and use that data to predict our actions?|
In this talk, sociologist Marc Smith, Chief Social Scientist for Connected Action Consulting Group (http://www.connectedaction.net/), a provider of social media analysis platforms and services, will describe and demonstrate these new technologies and some ways of thinking about their implications. Marc Smith is a member of the team that developed NodeXL, a tool for tracking and visualizing social data, and the co-author along with Ben Shneiderman and Derek Hansen of the upcoming book Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a connected world.
Registration fee includes lunch.
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