Posts Tagged ‘Social network’
The other day I was challenged to do a pitcha kuchi, twenty slide, each slide on for twenty seconds; the entire presentation taking exactly 6 minutes and forty seconds. Taking Wellman, Marin, Wilson and Ronald Burt as my main resources (with a tiny bit of Sloterdijk), I tried to explain what SNA, Social Network Analysis, is all about. Here are the pictures and the texts.
Social Network Giant Facebook Now Delivers Streaming Movie Rentals from Miramax | Mobile Marketing Watch
Big news in the world of social networking today thanks to a collaboration between Facebook and cable giant Miramax.
This week, Miramax officially joins the likes of Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal by being the latest provider of streaming video rentals through Facebook.
For now, the modest service offers twenty titles available for immediate viewing via rental.
Facebook users, who can access the viewing portal directly through the social networking site (no download required), will be charged 30 Facebook credits per movie (roughly $3). Rentals expire 48 hours after a user has started viewing the rented film.
Films now available for rental through The Miramax eXperience include:
From Dusk Till Dawn
Gangs of New York
Gone Baby Gone
Good Will Hunting
Kill Bill 2
No Country for Old Men
Shall We Dance
The other day I was walking our dog in the second Weteringplantsoen, the small park close to where I live in Amsterdam. Probably due to my reflective mindset at Christmas time, I thought back twenty five years ago, just a month before my mom died. Somehow, I remembered that I had borrowed her Roget’s International Thesaurus, third edition, printed and published by Collins (London and Glasgow) in 1974. I’ve used the book ever since to improve the quality of my writing in English. Of course, nowadays I use thesauruses online but as it is, I like to use old fashion books as well. Anyway, I started to think about thesauruses and the probable complex work people put in them. Then I got an idea, combining different and apparently not associated information (thesauruses, ontologies, art, 3D, Borges’ Labyrinth and probably a lot more). And that is the origins of my first ambition for the next year: I am going to develop a 3D ontology based on Roget’s Thesaurus. And this is how I want to do it and how I imagine it (of course my process will be based on my book, using the Enneagraphical system).
I will pick at random one word from Roget’s, put it in a Visio sheet (mind mapping tool) and put the synonyms around them. Then I will take each of the synonyms and do the same. My guess is that with around 250.000 words in the book – thus being an ending list – I will need a lot of 2D space. Meantime I will ask people if they have a clue of how to get this landscape of words (wordscape) into a 3D setting as I assume that there will be overlap in certain words (with more than one homological meanings).Later on, my ambition will grow because I want to build a real 3D ontology and put it in a place for people to see.Even further in time, I would like the 3D ontology to grow in an emergent way by monitoring English written sites globally, measuring the frequency of use of words, ranking those words and developing a tool to automatically rearrange the 3D ontology.
So, what’s the purpose? You tell me! There is something lingering in my brain that tells me to do this. It could give us visual insight in complexities (not just languages but also (social) networks and emergence, I guess). Perhaps you have some clues to help me out or even adopt parts of this project?
 See the page ‘Credits’ for the credits of this word
I use this PDF when lecturing about social networks and modern marketing approaches. You are free to use it as well or comment on it. I only ask you to send me a quick email.
The slide show is about how fast a marketer can penetrate into a network by only addressing 2% of the nodes, the so called hubs (see posting ‘Brand to community by using hubs in social networks). The graphs about the penetration were done by a researcher of the Helsinki University of Technology, a couple of years ago. I’m sorry to say that I forgot his name. The experiment was a laboratory set up, using 150 nodes (as seems to be a key amount of notes in a SN). I’m hoping to prove that this is right in my research about mentality approach which will start early January 2008. Enjoy. Social Networks