Topic: Social Networks and Networking
Eric Norlin is an expert on how social networking data from one source is broken down and being reaggregated in other ways. He talks about how tools and websites, such as Twitter and Zemanta, are being used to create new concepts and how this new information is being used.
Twine is a new service that "helps people track their interests using the Semantic Web and collective intelligence." In this edition of Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell interviews Nova Spivack, CEO and founder of Radar Networks. They discuss how Twine works and where it's headed.
The media has changed drastically in the last ten years, both in the explosion of choices and the ability for interaction and self expression. In the presentation from the Thinking Digital conference, Matt Locke of Channel 4, one the UK's primary television channels, discusses the blurring of public and private communication and the six kinds of social spaces online.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with the author of "Crowdsourcing," Jeff Howe, who explains the concept of sourcing work or requests out to a crowd on the internet.
Second Life is not a game - it is a social, interactive, 3D version of the Internet. In this talk from the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, Philip Rosedale, CEO and Founder of Linden Lab, discusses the implications of the virtual world Second Life, his company's move towards open source, and the value of open source as a business strategy in a network-effects market.
In this talk from the Emerging Communications Conference, Tim Panton of PhoneFromHere.com describes how social networks can be improved by appropriate integration of telephone services. His company makes it easy for users to embed phone services in web pages without any additional setup, and he shares some of his experiences on how to best do that.
Lada Adamic, assistant professor at the University of Michigan, discusses the psychological impact of online social communication on individual behavior. She relates how information flow and information diffusion through the channels of online blogs, question and answer forums, and email communication on the Web can influence the choices we make.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Tom Hayes, author of "Jump Point," about how network culture is revolutionizing business in Silicon Valley.
Janis Dickinson directs the citizen science program at Cornell's Laboratory of Ornithology. On this edition of Interviews with Innovators with Jon Udell she discusses the lab's various projects. One of them, eBird, is an online system that gathers bird observations from recreational and professional birdwatchers the world. Their efforts are helping scientists answer questions about the diversity and abundance of birds.
Enterprise social software is a term describing social software used in businesses and other enterprises. It includes such tools as blogging, people search, social network analysis, tagging, wiki, and collaboration/groupware. Christian Gray and Craig Honick join Phil and Scott to discuss their research. They define how ESS is different from traditional business models and why it is useful to study. They also discuss their initial findings and talk about how others can get involved.