Monthly Archives: June 2005

NMI-EDIT CAMP – Monday 27 June 2005

Keith’s Opening Presentation

Dealing with new hires. Desire to deliver email prior to hire. Getting HR to understand that they are part of a larger flow. The only interest isn’t just in the HR department.

Can’t treat the value of the identity of a “potential student” as equal with a “PI” on campus.

What do you want to do for people? Getting agreement on that on campus is 80% of the work.

We have to create a vision of the better place to be. Then you can talk about the vision for the future and the techniques for getting there

Key functions of the future:

  1. Reflect – track information from key systems. Can’t gather all information from all systems but pick the best source for the population
  2. Join – combine identities from various sources to represent the actual individuals.

Michael Gettes – Credentialing

What are the process (business process) that you have for credentialling?

Search engine optimization and Online marketing: Wondeful RSS Tool- Tagcloud

What is with “Automated Folksonomy”? Oxymoronic at best.

>TagCloud is an automated Folksonomy tool. Essentially, TagCloud searches any number of RSS feed you specify…

I keep running into the term “Automated Folksonomy tool”. To me, this is like “Fresh Frozen” or “Hand Made by a Robot”. The point of a “Folksonomy” is that there are people – real live human flesh and blood – adding terms which provide social value and content evaluation. Folksonomies aren’t about extracting metadata. Folksonomies are about people, who have similar social knowledge, judging content and adding metadata based on their personal assessment. The term “cool” or “gnarly” or “awesome hack” have social value that is not extractable by a bot crawling RSS feeds. If my friends in my social circle tag something as “cool” or “awesome” then I will want to look at that object. It is their judgement that I value and the tag is a way for them to share their judgement with others.

TagCloud may be “cool” or an “awesome hack” but please spare me on the automated folksonomy stuff. Automated Folksonomy is a pile of Fresh Frozen Hand Made by a Robot stuff.