Re: Invited Speakers: Topic # 4 of July 1 meeting agenda

On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 12:03 PM, Christine Perey<> wrote:
>> > I believe that without significantly more effort to pay attention to
>> > the needs of BUSINESSES, it is and will continue to be difficult to
>> > attract senior executives/thought leaders who are currently OPERATING
>> > commercial (set aside the matter of if they are successful or not)
>> > community services to speak to this group.
> Harry replied:
>> Please notice that the composition of the XG, which you can
>> look at [3], is about one-third private sector businesses,
>> one-third academics, and one-third non-profits or independent
>> hackers. That, to me, is a pretty good mix.
> Thanks for sending this link to the list. Let's do a quick comparison.
> I have not found any overlap between [1] and [2].

 Companies that are *interested* in the social web but not already in
the top 100 Alexa sites are probably those that are going to be most
interested in understanding what technologies they can deploy, as they
may not deploy anything currently.Ditto non-profits, and academics
studying these things.

Of course, we have to have something useful, even a straw-man, for
companies in the top 100  to read or implement probably first before
they join.For example, the OSLO group might be interested in hearing
about the W3C geolocation API, especially as it has Goolge involved.
That's very concrete. Would like more suggestions like that.

> And if we doubled the number of services on the list #2 I don't think the
> overlap would be greater.
>> I'd like to see more mobile community operators involved, but
>> as an essentially voluntary group, we can't make anyone join
>> or participate.
> The goal is to gain community operator influence when taking the SWXG
> findings out to the world.
> It is not only mobile community operators which we would seek to have
> involved. ANY community operators which consider operating the community of
> consumers as their "central" business, and which other operators watch and
> respect, would be excellent (I know that Boeing is a private company but
> this is not an example of an industry influencer in this case).
>> If they can phrase what their needs are, it would be great to talk.
>> Maybe just check back in after a few months?
> [1]
> [2]

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