(2019-11-01) Mann Friends As Force Multiplier Scenius Workshop
Sonya Mann is running a workshop on Writing as a vehicle to build Scenius: the theory and practice of participation in real social networks. It is a survey and writing workshop that is a proof-of-concept for its own thesis - that friends can help each other bootstrap insight-generation (sense-making) and influence. (WritingAsOnlineNetworking, (Webs Of Thinkers And Thoughts)
Some of pages of mine that are personally relevant: I Write Only The Highlights, CoachBot, Alienation, Becoming A Reality Hacker, Culture War; 2018-11-15-BooksVsTweets, 2018-11-29-NextOpenInfrastructure
She's made the reading list public.
- subcultures and players (Games Theory)
- 2015-05-29-ChapmanGeeksMopsAndSociopathsInSubcultureEvolution: tldr: sociopaths enter the scene, monetize-better while being creating-mediocrely, diluting the cool/energy; only the creator-geeks really care, because the consumer wasn't that invested anyway
- 2016-09-01-SubculturesArentDead: tldr: defends newbies, but doesn't address sociopath/dilution issue
- 2017-10-16-HoffmanOnTheConstructionOfBeacons: tldr: geeks should be careful about growing too fast (which attracts sociopaths), and be outspoken in defense of accuracy/quality against sociopath dilution
- networking and friendship
- 2016-03-02-ThompsonTheVotersDecide: tldr: what issues get spread is in the power of the people (e.g. emergent) rather than the party; though influenced by the mindless algorithmic feed
- 2017-11-01-RaoSoYouThinkYouCanRetirePunk: tldr: the classic planning strategies/investments don't work anymore, but there are (still uncertain-outcome) new strategies
- 2018-12-11-ConstantinNormsOfMembershipForVoluntaryGroups: tldr: there are a variety of types of norms available, which we should consider based on what our goals for a community are
- 2019-02-19-WeiStatusAsAService: tldr: every Human System involves Status Games; ignoring how that might effect user behavior will lead to ugly surprise
- 2019-05-09-EghbalTheTyrannyOfIdeas: Rather than viewing people as agents of change, I think of them as intermediaries, voice boxes for some persistent idea-virus.
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