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Structuring background info for socnet learning

Page history last edited by mfrazier@openworld.com 11 years, 3 months ago

Would it be useful for proponents of different views to upload details on their respective positions, to promote learning in social networks?


If so, I'd like to offer a draft framework that may be useful.  I prepared it some years ago with the aim of creating a web-based "interviewer" that asks (if time is short) only a set of key top-level questions.  Or, if time - and interviewee interest - allows, the automated interviewer has followup questions designed to drill in.


The interview format is domain independent and is designed to work with people interested in sharing insights in any field of knowledge. It maps to the narrative fractal that I've sketched in recent comments on the EBD blog http://is.gd/bfVVP .


Comments and ideas for improvement/implementation will be very welcome.






Comments (6)

Michael J said

at 4:47 am on Apr 6, 2010

I've posted the document below for easier reference..


What is your name?

How would you describe yourself?

What is the main topic you will you be exploring in the Junto?

Why do you want to share your insights?

How much time do you have for this background session?

[slider button lets interviewee set target time, which in turn shows or hides the optional followup questions and the Annex issues]


Interest-generating statement

What is a good “teaser” to stir up the audience’s interest in the subject of your talk?

What stakeholders can benefit

Who is your target audience for this talk?

Who else may benefit from the insights you’re sharing?

OPTION: Who may disagree with the points you’re making?

Fit with time, place, technology and resource contexts

In what kind of situations will people find this talk useful?

Please mention the kind of places, times, or other circumstances where people will find this talk most valuable.

Michael J said

at 4:55 am on Apr 6, 2010

I think we might consider a slightly different tack re the metadata. The How, What, Why questions might be the end of the process, instead of the beginning. What I'm trying to get at is that clarification of "how would you describe yourself" could be taken as "Self Knowledge." It's precisely a change in how you would describe yourself that has been for me the value created in my recent twitter tennis matches. Very short story is that after a number of exchanges stretching over a few days, I realized that How I would describe myself is as an Indie Academic. it's a longer story that I will be glad to share if someone asks.

For me, I want to know when and where ( Space/Time ) of signficant human events. Born, Coming of Age, Married (if appropriate), Day Job. I've found that with this information at hand, their world view follows relatively predictably. Recently I've started re reading some biographies and it seems to work pretty well to create a narrative that seems to make sense.

Michael J said

at 5:03 am on Apr 6, 2010

Let me give you some data points about me to point to what I'm trying to say:

Tribe: East European Jews.
Born: Munich, Germany 1946
Youth: Queens NY
Coming of Age: Columbia College Class of 1967
Married: 1968
Work Life; NYC 1972 -2001
Present Space/Time" Brooklyn, Park Slope

= Indie Academic

mfrazier@openworld.com said

at 1:02 pm on Apr 12, 2010


Thanks for the feedback!

Agree that the metadata portion can be a lot richer - perhaps via a link to a (two-level) socnet user profile? Also, it would be interesting for the profile to include links to mindmaps of the user's Tweets with branches showing significant items relating to personal, civic, and business/professional frames of reference. Each user profiles also could link to navigable 3D timelines (e.g. Bee Docs) that show milestones events against a streamgraph wall depicting how one's interests and engagements have evolved in each of the three frames of references.



Spiro Spiliadis said

at 9:54 am on Apr 13, 2010

My research over the past years on unfolding mastermind groups was thoughts of how we can align people to reveal better insights. After my participating in EBD i noticed some things that may be hidden in our attempt to map out prfoling or human capital.

My research works on a already in place set of tools and questions that align from a general perspective towards a more thorough explanation of each humans' capital offering.

For example, the kiersey temperment questinnair has what they call four quadrent types of people, Idealist, Guardians, Artisans and Ratinals, in those four quadrents are also broken down.

Idealist - chamption, teachers, counsellors, healers

For example, i took the test and i am an Idealist Champion, it states certain predictable traits that one possess. It also give statistical information on what percentage of people are this type.

Another factor is psychology testing on reactive states.
Another factor is astrological implications,
Another is improvised activities that humans partake in that reveal information.
In the end, i think these tests offer some type of formula that can be created in a metadata system that teventually allows for some sort of understanding.

I've also experienced with this information and how it relates to harmonic alignment. When one is made aware of their "degrees of information" or i call it aware of their sum total of variables, then they harmonize in some way on their own just because they are observed to be there.

Predictability for me is not saying, this is who you are, predictability from this information is how you can align yourself to the aspects of who you are.

I am an idealist and i see that when we can give some structure to deeper level profiling, we eventually will allow the future of networks as described by Mark to be aligned with the perfect alignment of gaining higher consciousness, or insight into a new realm....

Spiro Spiliadis said

at 9:59 am on Apr 13, 2010

Some other thoughts i have and maybe google is already doing this :) but when capturing everything one does on the internet, without any plan of action, the information that is fed into things like FB or twitter shows people's true colors, passions, interests, desires in all sorts of different topics....

This information cannot be asked of a person to tell you, it shows over a period of time. IN that period the activities going on reveal not ony patterns but underlying attributes that perhaps will go unnoticed because of many factors, one being the most important which is consicously aware of who you are over a transitional period of time.

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