Looks like an example where collaboration worked inside a company

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Thinking about what kinds of companies can actually use this.. All? Perhaps..

in reference to:

"“We tried to make it extremely easy to add knowledge. The support engineer is no longer intimidated by a laundry list of steps to get a simple concept added to our shared knowledge base.”"
- Socialtext: Customers: Case Studies: Echo360 (view on Google Sidewiki)

Who still believes Journalism is about objectivity?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

What I'm considering is if or how objective journalism could be profitable, if it was we wouldn't have this issue yes?

in reference to:

"“Objectivity is a construct of recent times. One reason for its rise in the journalism sphere has been the consolidation of newspapers and television into monopolies and oligopolies in the past half-century. If one voice overwhelms all the others, there is a public interest in playing stories as straight as possible — not favoring one side over the other (or others, to be more precise, as there are rarely just two sides to any issue)."
- The end of objectivity – web 2.0 version (view on Google Sidewiki)

Political mapping, is this what the health care lobby looks like?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Health Care Lobbying

Some sources are reporting that lobbyists are writing pieces of the proposed bill. Somehow I don't remember the chapter on lobbying in my American Government class -- must have been sick that week. [Can't afford to get sick now!]
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Where does this exist today?

Perhaps this refers to delicious type tagging, or digg like popularity?

in reference to:

"Do yo think only system intelligence is sufficient or a hybrid of human and system will work better? What about better expression of feedback from users and hence better intelligence."
- Web Intelligence: Intelligent Social Networks. Part 1 (view on Google Sidewiki)

The Business case for Transparancy

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What other transparency strategies did you think of?
clipped from mashable.com

5 Ways to Make Your Business More Transparent

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1. Don’t Fake It — Talk About What You Know

It’s just as important to be viewed as a person with a lot of talented resources as it is to be viewed as an expert.

2. Have an Opinion, But Stay Open to Other Views

3. Be Truthful

When Facebook revised their user terms of service, for example, the company did a poor job of communicating the changes to users. As a result, Facebook was forced to go on the defensive when users instinctively mistrusted certain changes that affected their user rights.

4. Be Timely and Responsive

5. Think Community

More and more, companies are incorporating transparency into their marketing efforts. Why? The reason, according to Debbie Weil, a corporate social media consultant and author of The Corporate Blogging Book, is because customers and stakeholders increasingly expect it. “It (transparency) is the new operating standard,”
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Economics of Maglev trains

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

clipped from en.wikipedia.org

Maglev (transport)

[edit] Economics

The proposed Chūō Shinkansen maglev in Japan is estimated to cost approximately US$82 billion to build, with a route blasting long tunnels through mountains. A Tokaido maglev route replacing current Shinkansen would cost some 1/10th the cost, as no new tunnel blasting would be needed, but noise pollution issues would make it infeasible.

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You pay flat monthly fee, read package of publications. Yes?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Will this happen?
clipped from www.niemanlab.org

Google developing a micropayment platform and pitching newspapers: “‘Open’ need not mean free”

Transaction costs, including credit card fees, are a major hindrance to micropayment plans under consideration by the news industry, which is why Google’s proposal could be appealing. Of course, newspaper companies that have frequently accused Google of leaching off their revenue might be loathe to participate in a joint venture.

We envision the typical scenario to be where a user pays a monthly fee for access to a wide-ranging package of premium content. One example of a “package” might be full access to the WSJ [Wall Street Journal]; another “package” might include the top 10 business publications. Google believes that there is real power and benefit to publishers in providing these sorts of broad, multi-publication access passes.

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