***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Valdis -- DARPA's LifeLog comes close. http://www.darpa.mil/ipto/programs/lifelog/ Percentage on conversation is a bit high, but correct in many settings. In all work settings it is increasing, not decreasing. There is investment in this area. Remember your 20th Century activity-crazed boss-man, "Stop talking and get back to work!" Well, now the 21st knowledge leader gently coaches, "Stop working, start talking..." Interestingly, the content of the conversations, about 65%-70%, is concept validation, e.g., knowledge transfer, knowledge conversion and persuasion. The main modality of the KM Cluster http://www.kmcluster.com/ is proximate conversation. Here is our next event gathering on Social Networks. http://www.kmcluster.com/sfo/SFO_Summer_2004.htm SOCNET is invited to register early. There are no discounts. Registration is open. Pre-registration is required. http://www.mollyguard.com/event/10921667 Cordially, John John Maloney [log in to unmask] T: 415.902.9676 F: 415.276.6074 IM: jheuristic http://www.kmcluster.com/ Create the Future! Join the KM ClusterR Social Networks (SFO): http://www.kmcluster.com/sfo/SFO_Summer_2004.htm Communities (CLE): http://www.kmcluster.com/cle/CLE_Spring_2004.htm Collaboration: http://www.kmcluster.com/Conversation.htm -----Original Message----- From: Social Networks Discussion Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Valdis Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 6:43 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: creeping toward 1984... ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** > "Reality Mining" the Organization > Who are the experts within your organization? Who has the most > decision-making influence? Recently, managers have started mining data > from e-mail, Web pages, and other digital media for clues that will > help answer such questions. That's a start, says MIT Media Lab > researcher Alex Pentland, but it misses the real action: studies of > office interactions indicate that as much as 80 percent of work time > is spent in spoken conversation, and that critical pieces of > information are transmitted by word of mouth in a serendipitous > fashion. Fortunately, the data infrastructure for mining real-world > interactions is already in place. Most working professionals already > carry microphones (cell phones), and many also carry PDAs with ample > computational horsepower. This foundation of mobile communications and > processing power will support an exciting new suite of business > applications: reality mining. What's the next step, marketers tracking our out-of-office movements & interactions? i.e. "In order to 'qualify' for our low prices, you must wear this device 24-7..." BTW, is the 80% number above accurate? Full article at: http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/wo_pentland033104.asp?trk=nl Valdis _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.