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Re: Strategic Social

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 15:33:20 +0100
Message-ID: <b3be92a00907280733k580a115aoa4b4476b6d5afb8c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tim Anglade <tim.anglade@af83.com>
Cc: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 1:54 PM, Tim Anglade<tim.anglade@af83.com> wrote:
> A logical byproduct of current technological and political trends, I guess:
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> http://www.strategicsocial.com/
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> I was wondering was the XG thought of:
> a) the sheer existence of such endeavors (namely, attempts to “leverage the
> social web for national security”) and

IMHO, the work of companies like Boeing are relevant here. So, while I
admit I find the talk of "national security" a bit overbearing, I am
sure that social networking and e-government is an underexplored area.
IMHO, the key with this technology is that *any* group should be able
to exploit it, from disgruntled youth to the
[fill-in-your-local-government] administration

Also, note that grassroots social change activists are working on
their own social networking (GNU) software. Perhaps we should take a
look at it [1].

[1] https://we.riseup.net/crabgrass/about

> b) their potential for “success” or major failure. The latter could easily
> come from an utter rejection by the online communities or the simple fact
> that there's probably too much noise in the social web to make it a
> worthwhile source of data, etc. I really see both of those outcomes with
> roughly equal chances of happening.
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> Cheers,
> Tim
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