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Ting 2005-08-21

FreeNode?, #onebigsoup, 18:00 UTC (11:00PM PST) - 4:30PM PST (looong)

DanilaMedvedev, LionKimbro, MarkDilley, xorAxAx, MattisManzel, BrianTempleton?, VirianFlux?

Initial conversation:

Then there was a major change towards structure in conversation.

Conversation shifts to making technical relevant to the socials:

Our Objective, Motivations

Somewhere in converesation, Lion outlined following hierarchy of motivations:

 lion 1. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Enlightenment enlightenment]
 lion 2. help build online organism (OnlineSocialOrganizing, HiveMind)
 lion 3. build social software, good for everybody
 
 lion At this point, we go ''much'' more particular:
 
 lion 4. help people adopt to the online organization
 lion 5. identify what we are doing, and strategy, by answering 5 questions.
 lion 6. (the 5 questions) the second which is: "who is our audience?"
 lion My apologies if I am projecting too much onto everybody, especially at the "1." or "2." level.

This has been modified a little from the original, to help readers who weren't there.

Our Five Questions

The problems of adopting social software (briefly put) - what needs to be solved about social software to make people use it:

  1. what use for people?
  2. who is the target?
  3. how get people to spread word?
  4. the critical mass
  5. hard to use

WhatCanSocialSoftwareDo [the page WhatCanSocialSoftwareDo also exists]

"What use for people? What can Social Software do?"

Brainstorming

SHARING INFO, SHARED MEMORY:

COMMUNITY-BUILDING:

SYNERGY

AUTOMATION:

CHANGE IN HUMAN

WORK AROUND TIME AND SPACE-distance working -different times

PERSONAL BENEFITS

Links

'social software' replacing 'groupware' bureaucracy?

WhoCanUseSocialSoftware [the page WhoCanUseSocialSoftware also exists]

"Who is the target? Who can make use of Social Software?"

Brainstorming

PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE SAME AREA

OCCUPATIONAL

POLITICAL GROUPS

LEARNING and TEACHING

PEOPLE WITH SIMILAR VALUES

CLOSE FRIENDS

PRESUPPOSED PEOPLE IN GENERAL

SIMILAR INTERESTS

MEDICAL & SELf-HELP

– this may be a category in it's own, that we haven't traditionally considered. For example,

5. Hard to use.

Note network effect.

Much of this requires that EVERYBODY is online in order to work.

Pending discussions

Lion's space

lion's mind of things to hold onto:

Define external redirect: WikiAgenda VirianFlux NoteStudio BrianTempleton FreeMind FreeNode TeachingManual

Languages: