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Re: Strategic Social

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 15:56:39 +0100
Message-ID: <b3be92a00907280756i5a6f0296l99b7b57cd828d79c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kaliya <kaliya@mac.com>
Cc: Tim Anglade <tim.anglade@af83.com>, "public-xg-socialweb@w3.org" <public-xg-socialweb@w3.org>
On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Kaliya<kaliya@mac.com> wrote:
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> Kaliya
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> On Jul 28, 2009, at 7:33 AM, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org> wrote:
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>> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 1:54 PM, Tim Anglade<tim.anglade@af83.com> wrote:
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>>> 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
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>> 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
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>> 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].
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>> [1] https://we.riseup.net/crabgrass/about
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> I know those guys (and have used there software) can introduce you.

Great! Sounds like their software should definitely be one of the ones
we look at and report on in our final report. Kaliya - do you mind
booking them a date as guest speakers in Sept. or October, or just
passing their e-mail along to me if you'r etoo busy.


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>>> b) their potential for “success” or major failure. The latter could
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>>> 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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