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RE: Pre-Telecon Introductions

From: Christine Perey <cperey@perey.com>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 08:43:49 +0200
To: "'Harry Halpin'" <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, <public-xg-socialweb@w3.org>
Cc: <public-social-web-talk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8F39651CFAD94556B0E0805232545C03@T60>
I'm an independent consultant, industry analyst, strategist and evangelist
for mobile social networking. I've been in this field since late 2006 when I
realized that virtual communities would be the primary area in which
personal social media would be aggregated, shared and monetized. 

I prepared the most comprehensive market research study to date on the topic
of mobile social networking which was published by Informa Telecoms and
Media, the leading provider of data and information to mobile network
operators worldwide.  After completing this study, in February 2008, I
discussed with W3C Mobile Web Initiative Lead (Dominique Hazael-Massieux)
the possibility of organizing a workshop on obstacles to the smooth
expansion of social networking. We developed this concept and, in January
2009, co-chaired the W3C Workshop on the Future of Social Networking [1] in

In addition to projects with clients, I'm currently concluding the second
edition of the Informa Mobile Social Networking report which examines
business and technology trends in the area and provides forecasts and
recommendations. The forecasts and industry insights are based on a deep and
wide professional network and, as a result of interviews with people in the
trenches, I have performed detailed analyses of over 50 commercial services
and closely follow the status of mobile social networking in 14 countries
and 6 regions of the world. 

I'm an invited expert and wish to contribute in a variety of ways to laying
the foundations for scalable, interoperable and business-friendly social
networking platforms and services.  

Spime Wrangler 


mobile (Swiss): +41 79 436 68 69
from US: +1 (617) 848 8159
from anywhere (Skype): Christine_perey 

[1] http://www.w3.org/2008/09/msnws/


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-social-web-talk-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-social-web-talk-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of 
> Harry Halpin
> Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2009 5:57 PM
> To: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
> Cc: public-social-web-talk@w3.org
> Subject: Pre-Telecon Introductions
> Please, everyone introduce yourself over the list-serv over 
> the telecon. Some people  have already done so. If you could, 
> just give everyone your name, your organization if you have 
> one, and what your background and hopes for the Social Web XG are.
> I'm Harry Halpin, from the School of Informatics at the 
> University of Edinburgh,and now W3C Fellow. My background is 
> pretty varied in computer science research, mostly in 
> statistical techniques, machine-learning,  and the Semantic 
> Web. My most well-known work is on the dynamics of tagging 
> systems, and I'm interested primarily in large-scale open 
> standards for social network data-mining that will make my 
> life as a researcher of these systems easier. However, I 
> strongly believe that the user should own their own data and 
> expicitly let others user it for research as needed, so I'm 
> also very much an advocate for user's rights and electronic 
> freedom and privacy. My main work in this XG will be really 
> pushing us to deliver a roadmap for future W3C 
> standardization in the area. Look forward to working with you all!
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