Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions
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Thought Leaders Discuss The Future of Curation & Social Media

Thought Leaders Discuss The Future of Curation & Social Media | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it
We asked Mark Cuban, Dennis Crowley, Gina Bianchini, and more than a dozen others. Here's what they said.

This article by Dan Frommer and Jen Ortiz for Business Insider links to a slideshow with quotes from major Social Media company CEOs and co-founders, intellectuals and a Curated Twitter persona, among others about their takes on the future of Social Media. 

Here's just one of them, from Dae Mellencamp, CEO of Vimeo:

**** "The future of social media is the loss of the distinction between media and social interaction online. Mass media and social media will be seamlessly integrated across devices and platforms to offer relevant, dynamic, personalized experiences for people anywhere.

**Discoverability and the import of editorial curation will not be lost, but rather inherently incorporated into the environments for richer and more customized experiences."

The full article has many more gems and is well worth a few minutes of your time!

Read full article: [http://read.bi/tgVOQe]

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Is Massively Collaborative Mathematics Possible? Yes, Here's How!

Clay Shirky http://www.shirky.com referred to this blog post in his talk today “Social Media, Curating, and Convening: Getting Value from Group Interaction” http://www.extension.iastate.edu/broadcasts/nevc2011/

The post is about The Polymath Project on Growers blog Clay talked about how to harvest collective wisdom on complex problems.


"Of course, one might say, there are certain kinds of problems that lend themselves to huge collaborations. One has only to think of the proof of the classification of finite simple groups, or of ar of a rather different kind of example such as a search for a new largest prime carried out during the downtime of thousands of PCs around the world.

****But my question is a different one.

****What about the solving of a problem that does not naturally split up into a vast number of subtasks?

****Are such problems best tackled by people for some that belongs to the set ? (Examples of famous papers with four authors do not count as an interesting answer to this question.)

Here's a highlight from this piece: Think of the implications in other areas of collaboration in ways that are valuable to your community.

**Suppose one had a forum (in the non-technical sense, but quite possibly in the technical sense as well) for the online discussion of a particular problem. The idea would be that anybody who had anything whatsoever to say about the problem could chip in.

**And the ethos of the forum — in whatever form it took — would be that comments would mostly be kept short. In other words, what you would not tend to do, at least if you wanted to keep within the spirit of things, is spend a month thinking hard about the problem and then come back and write ten pages about it.

****Rather, you would contribute ideas even if they were undeveloped and/or likely to be wrong. This suggestion raises several questions immediately. First of all, what would be the advantage of proceeding in this way?

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Can Technology Help You Deal with Uncertainty?

Can Technology Help You Deal with Uncertainty? | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

Great article with thought provoking observations, good suggestions and even a graphic to highlight her ideas that speaks for itself. by Conversationagent,


"This is a slightly different question I asked a couple of years back. Invest in better promises There are many ways to deal with uncertainty."

Here's are a few thing that caught my attention:

Today, we put the term "social" in front of media, marketing, networks and bolt features on. Social media is the modern version of the telephone.

****Social media is not the conversation.

****It's not the answer to all your prayers.

****If you're at the point of praying, then the business model is the one needing help.

****It's the room in which you hold the conversation. It still comes down to saying, doing, or producing something valuable for your customer.

It's early days. Many a platform being built could be the predecessor of something else much more useful in the future.

****Right now, people don't converse, they comment. Big difference. Technologies have evolved greatly.

We're still catching up. - yes we are

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