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From: Mike Bennett <mbennett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 12:12:11 +0100
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I think I'm still lying in a field somewhere in Second Life. Do they 
have people who come round and tidy away the bodies of the disinterested?    (01)

Mike    (02)

Doug McDavid wrote:
> And just wait til you add virtual worlds (like Second Life) to the 
> mix.  This goes from social to hyper-social!
>
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 3:26 AM, Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@xxxxxxxxx 
> <mailto:paola.dimaio@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>
>     . It is
>
>         interesting to notice how the semantics of FB features differs
>         from the
>         intended semantics, as people use it in more and different ways.
>
>
>
>
>     Interesting point Mike. I have avoided fb and twitter for a while,
>     until one day some marginal utility came about on one occasion, then
>     all these people came up that I had met one time or other, and
>     ended up signing up to all of them (still havent signed up to
>     tripit but guess will do sometimes)
>
>     I use them to keep in touch with everyone with minumal effort, and
>     today I feel that they are a great life support, especially
>     considering that we dont have the resources to
>     nurture every single personal relationship we would like to. I
>     have reconneccted with old acquaintances, and made new ones, very
>     important: I exchange very valuable knowledge on the fly, with
>     minimal commitment
>
>     (I dont distinguish between personal and professional sphere that
>     much anymore, I don mind my work contact seeing my holiday snaps, 
>     but some still do)
>
>     Your mention about the semantics is really interesting.
>
>     One day i was thinking loud on my twitter about  'its okay to be
>     dysfunctional sometimes' and within hours I was followed by some
>     improbable connections, whose
>     only semantic relation to my profile was that we both had the word
>     dysfunctional' somewhere in our respective web resources . that
>     was really fun thing to watch
>     I later received an invitation to the 'mental health festival in
>     my neighborhood, but not sure if that mention or something else I
>     said was the connection.
>
>     it happens all the time, that I use a word in a tweet (echoed in
>     my fb) and multiple connections appear that associate that word in
>     a different context, and of course
>     I do get some of spammers who target my social networks profile
>     mainly to promote their stuff, rather than to cultivate a social
>     relation of sort
>
>     It is also  distracting to have all these inputs, so that
>     periodically I have to switch everything off and try to concenrate
>     on the one thing I am trying to do
>      but not more distracting than having 100 television channels,
>     with the difference that these social media are highly interactive
>     - its not just some broadcaster shoving stuff down my channel, its
>     total interaction all around, exchanging clips, links, music,
>     news, etc
>
>     It adds enourmously to the infoglut, but overall for me the
>     balance is positive, I gain massive insights from a digital
>     ecosystem point of view
>
>     I signed up to the fb, wheres the linkedin?
>
>     cheers
>
>     PDM
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>      
>
>
>         Mike
>
>         Peter Yim wrote:
>         > Thank you, Doug. Point well taken.
>         >
>         > Charley and I were discussing this too, and he specifically
>         intended
>         > for this (Facebook presence) to be more of a "funnel" to
>         provide us
>         > exposure, rather than another "workspace" or "work
>         environment" that
>         > we want to delve into. I think he has a point. If exposure
>         is our
>         > principal purpose, we could (should?) even try doing on more
>         just just
>         > Facebook.
>         >
>         > I should also take the opportunity to recognize the fact
>         that back in
>         > April 2007, Ed Dodds did point out to me (offline) that
>         there were
>         > already over 150 Ontolog members on LinkedIn (I have to
>         admire his
>         > data-mining skills!) and suggested we take advantage of the
>         "Linkedin
>         > for Groups" feature that creates some sort of affinity group
>         among
>         > members of this community. ... Regretfully, I did not take
>         him on
>         > then, nor put it up for discussion.
>         >
>         > ... I guess, this is as good a time as any.
>         >
>         > Thought, comments, ... anyone?
>         >
>         > Best regards.  =ppy
>         > --
>         >
>         >
>         > On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 7:03 AM, Doug McDavid
>         <dougmcdavid@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:dougmcdavid@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>         >
>         >> I made the point to Peter that LinkedIn might be a more
>         professional place to host this
>         >> than Facebook.  This is from a perspective of enthusiasm
>         for setting up this kind of
>         >> network, and to derive maximum benefit from the good
>         efforts going on.
>         >>
>         >> Best regards,
>         >>
>         >> Doug McDavid
>         >> --
>         >>
>         >> Doug McDavid
>         >> dougmcdavid@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:dougmcdavid@xxxxxxxxx>
>         >> 916-549-4600
>         >>
>         >
>         >
>         >
>         >> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 4:56 PM, White, Charles P (172G)
>         <charles.p.white@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>         <mailto:charles.p.white@xxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>         >>
>         >>>
>         >>>
>         >>>
>         >>> Do you have a Facebook account? If not, thatís ok, but
>         there are many millions of
>         >>> people joining Facebook from around the world. Peter and I
>         would like to announce
>         >>> the official Ontolog-Facebook Group (Ontolog-FB). The
>         purpose of this group is
>         >>> simply to make first contact with people searching for
>         Ontology or Semantic web
>         >>> keywords in Facebook.  Although there is a discussion
>         board capability in the
>         >>> group, the main venue for discussion shall continue to be
>         [ontolog-forum] and
>         >>> other project mailing lists and our other community forums
>         >>>
>         >>> If you have a facebook account, please feel free to join
>         the Ontolog group.
>         >>>
>         >>> Link:
>          http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=184463208664&ref=mf
>         <http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=184463208664&ref=mf>
>         >>>
>         >>> My Account: http://www.facebook.com/Jet.Burns?ref=name
>         >>>
>         >>> By the way: The photograph is from my vacation to Alaska's
>         Hubbard Glacier,
>         >>> and I chose this photo because of the relationships I see
>         in the ice, color,
>         >>> movement, rock, sky and sea. Not only that, but I own the
>         image so that
>         >>> takes care of the legal stuff. :)
>         >>>
>         >>>
>         >>>
>         >>> V/r Charles
>         >>>
>         >>>
>         >>>
>         >>> Charles P. White, Enterprise Systems Analyst
>         >>> Virtual Worlds for Engineering and Science
>         >>> Office of the Chief Information Officer Group 172G
>         >>>
>         >>> JPL Knowledge Management Team
>         >>> NASA Synthetic Environments Research Team (NISER)
>         >>> JPL KM Assignment: U.S. Air Force Space Missile Command
>         (SMC/PI)
>         >>> JPL KM Assignment: U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Data Model
>         Working Group
>         >>> JPL KM Assignment: NASA Emergency Services
>         >>>
>         >>> Second Life: Jet Burns
>         >>> Twitter: Jet_Burns
>         >>> Facebook: Jet Burns
>         >>> Email: Charles.P.White@xxxxxxxx
>         <mailto:Charles.P.White@xxxxxxxx>
>         >>>
>         >>> NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
>         >>> California Institute of Technology
>         >>> 4800 Oak Grove Drive
>         >>> Building 600-162a
>         >>> Pasadena, California 91109
>         >>>
>         >>> Cell: (818) 653-5692
>         >>> Office: (818) 453-2743
>         >>>
>         >
>         >
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>     Paola Di Maio
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