Like all truly advanced technology, these solutions to social problems will involve a lot of math, but must not require users to have special knowledge or skills. Programmers are invited to help with the development of open source libraries for applied social mathematics.
Non-technical accounts of all these topics as well as accessible accounts of the underlying math are on the front pages of a network of associated websites.
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You may recall or may want to look at my post on Good and Bad Social Technology, http://socialtechnology.ca/wordpress/2010/08/good-and-bad-social-technology/ where having defined social technology as the study, collection and application of tools a person can use to improve their social environment, … Continue reading →
I have often said that our current level of social technology is like that of medicine before the mechanisms of disease and the need for sterility were understood. We now have medical terms like microorganisms and sterile field which … Continue reading →
In the absence of really good social tools, we have access to a growing number of tools which are aimed at social networking. These tools are all for adding contacts and content. Let me coin a neologism here: AddCandC, as … Continue reading →
Briefer posts. This WordPress blog is social technology, but like so many of our current tools is not very effective and probably harmful. I have spent much of the day adding and configuring plugins to make it more effective, but … Continue reading →