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Here is one who disagrees. A scheduled event at which people who share a
common interest come together from various places to talk with one another
has been known for eons as a "conference". You can call it an "evolving
conversation" if you like, but I would rather that that sort of semantic
fluff was reserved for the sort of people who believe that there is actual
content in terms such as "knowledge management". This burgeoning
phenomenon may be useful for snowing impressionable executives but it just
gets in the way of actual thinking.
E R Peay, PhD
School of Psychology
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide, South Australia
At 04:56 AM 01-05-04, you wrote:
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>"4. We're starting to see the beginnings of spam. One guy is repeatedly
>promoting his conference in San Francisco."
>This statement is unfair, false and counterproductive.
>The academic gathering May 21, with some of the top people in the SN/SNA
>field, was announced as a courtesy to SOCNET. It is hardly spam. It is not
>promotion. It is not even a 'conference' either. (?) It is an evolving
>Social Networks (SFO): http://www.kmcluster.com/sfo/SFO_Summer_2004.htm
>The May 21 event in San Francisco maps to the spirit-and-letter of SOCNET,
>in your own words, "...as a place where academic social network analysts
>could talk with each other."
>You would do a service to your constituents and list members by retracting
>this flame and trying to level the playing field a bit.
>If you disagree, then I am open to a discussion. However, from what I can
>gather it is normal and customary to announce top-notch academic gatherings
>I tend to agree with your other conclusions. However, concerning newbies,
>there all manner of knowledge markets, systems and techniques where senior
>list members and experts and easily and productively monetize their
>expertise to the newbie community. Here's an good place to start:
>Offline, members have been grateful and appreciative.
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