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Social Media stakeholders: community roles

Here are a few of the major stakeholders that gather around any social media effort.  Each role can be further divided into sub roles who specialize in particular kinds of behavior like starting discussions, arguments, or answering questions. Each stakeholder has information needs that…

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Video: Some dimensions of social media talk at ICWSM 2008

International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) 2008 Some dimensions of social media Marc Smith Talk reviews sociological concepts of social media and visualizations of computer-mediated collective behavior. Slides: 2008 - ICWSM - Marc Smith - Some Dimensions Of…

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Workshop on Research 2.0

A while back I posted links to some research on Web 2.0 tools and scientific collaboration. For anyone who might be interested, there is a Workshop on Research 2.0 offered as part of the next Conference on e-Social Science. The…

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The Next Social Revolution

Clay Shirky posted his talk from last week’s Web 2.0 conference as a wonderful piece on what he calls social surplus – extra cognitive capacity that people don’t know how to spend at first. He argues that our next revolution is the shift from spending our spare cognitive cycles consuming content – watching TV – to spending our spare cognitive cycles consuming, producing, and sharing content.

It’s an interesting train of thought. I particularly like the bit at the end:

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Social Media and Scientific Collaboration

I saw an article posted to Slashdot yesterday about how scientists are using Web 2.0 tools to facilitate collaboration. The original piece, published in Scientific American, offers some food for thought around these parts. The article is pretty basic, but…

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