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About Civic Capital

I’ve been interested in social capital for many years (though I didn’t have a name for it before reading Robert Putnam’s groundbreaking book Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community.) But I’d never heard the phrase civic capital before hearing it used to describe the effect of Barack Obama’s successful “netroots” campaign. The… Continue reading About Civic Capital

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Ward Cunningham’s About Us venture

I just listened to an interesting podcasted interview with Ward Cunningham, the inventor of the wiki. He’s currently working with a new start-up called AboutUs with a very intriguing premise. AboutUs takes the text from various domains’ “About Us” pages, along with WhoIs information and probably other stuff, and puts it all into a publicly… Continue reading Ward Cunningham’s About Us venture

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Valdis Krebs and social network silos

I just listened to a great podcasted interview with Valdis Krebs. I was introduced to the work of Valdis Krebs by Stan Pokras way back when we were publishing the Other Networks newsletter in the early ’80’s. Valdis is a pioneer in the realm of social network analysis (SNA), a disciplined, statistical practice which long… Continue reading Valdis Krebs and social network silos