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Kim Feraday
I'm a product marketing manager with an interest in how social media can improve society through improved dialogue and communication.
Interests: politics, cycling, social media, wine, cooking, triathlon, European football, hockey.
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Hi David, Some interesting, thought provoking thoughts here. I've been involved in media and technology for a long time. I published my own multi-sport magazine for a while then transitioned into writing for Canadian tech magazines. That led to a stint at Delrina the makers of WinFax and FormFlow. I always thought of these products as communications products (you might think that forms are a stretch but forms are really just structured documents). I've been in the enterprise software space (Master Data Management) which has led to an interest in ideas like credentialing and expertise location. I also have an interest in the concept of curation. Keep up the great work!
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2009 on About You: A Digital Guestbook at Logic+Emotion
It's interesting that you came from a media background -- I come from a similar background and find the space fascinating and with some real problems to overcome. I think you're right in saying that those who are interested in exploring new and better ways to communicate will be drawn to and remain in this space for the long haul. The snake oil salesmen will get in when they think there's a fast buck, and get out when they realize there's not. I'd be interested to get your thoughts on the impact in B2B environments where the value could be just as significant (if not moreso), but issues with acceptance and what if any ROI should be measured.
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2009 on Life After Social Media Snake Oil at Logic+Emotion
Richard, The problem is that Lomborg is using a straw man argument. Essentially he is saying that while climate change might be real we shouldn't be spending valuable resources on this problem when there are so many other pressing issues. He also argues that the technologies are not really commercially ready to be embraced on a large scale and so we should wait until they are cheap enough for everyone to use. It may not work but based on this one data point (the Munk Debate) it may at least warrant some consideration and an appropriate and early response.
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I like the idea of searching social content in the credentialing process. But why exclude profile data? Profile data provides professional credentials and other information that add weight to the credentialing process. How about generating FICO like scores based on the combined data? In fact I could have multiple scores based on different persona I might have. Microblogs and activity streams would provide additional insight (how engaged are you now?) that could influence your score.
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This is fascinating. How difficult is it to learn literary mode (including how to infer meaning through context)? This would make it much easier to convey more complex thoughts through twitter. In the end though there is still the question of how you maintain the conversation.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2009 on Our paroqial fermament, one tide on another. at
Interesting debate. It also raises a question for me. While I agree that low threshold tools can encourage participation and increase interactions (building what I think Ross called collective intelligence) I wonder how the chasm is crossed to create really high value collaborative intelligence. Let's take the example of the webinar you ran recently. You got alot of people engaged in microblogging and creating profiles. This led to a small number of users interested in creating workspaces and collaborating. How do then effectively leverage the scale you've created in the network to build effective communities (after all isn’t community the more effective glue)? In other words how does discovery happen (particularly in large organizations). I can imagine, particularly in large organizations there are instances where users with weak network connections to the core community can prevent participation. Without discovery underpinning everything it limits the success you will have in binding the periphery to the core. In some respects isn’t this why Twitter is moving more towards search?