Wed.May 16, 2012

A new view on lurkers

Harold Jarche

For several years, there has been a rule-of-thumb, called “90-9-1″ , that 90% of online participation in groups/community consists of “lurkers” or more politely, “passive participants”, and only 1% are active creators.

Won and done

Doc Searls

Okay, my foursquare experiment is over. I won, briefly… … and, about 24 hours later (the second screenshot) I was back in the pack somewhere. So now I’m done playing the leaderboard game.

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Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are enabling us to develop systems with huge numbers of interconnected components and sophisticated software that infuses them with seemingly unlimited capabilities. They are penetrating just about every nook and cranny of the economy and of society in general. And, they are profoundly changing the way all organizations operate, as well as our working and personal lives. .

[2b2k] Peter Galison on The Collective Author

David Weinberger

Harvard professor Peter Galison (he’s actually one of only 24 University Professors, a special honor) is opening a conference on author attribution in the digital age. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people.

Psychology and the one-hit wonder

Mind Hacks

Don’t miss an important article in this week’s Nature about how psychologists are facing up to problems with unreplicated studies in the wake of several high profiles controversies. Positive results in psychology can behave like rumours: easy to release but hard to dispel.

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New Non-Political Progressive Organization Created

Nine Shift

Here in River Falls, Wisc., my brilliant co-author Julie Coates has started a new grassroots organization, progressive but not partisan politically.