I continue to use the clickable image below, though it dates from a time when I naively ignored the dangers of Social Technology.
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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Tag Archives: social technology
Some changes are coming. In anticipation of them I would like to ask people to refrain from using wikis, discussion boards or social networks (Elgg) until further notice. Discussion should be confined to the Facebook group Social Technology. It is … Continue reading →
I feel that I have failed. I got a message today from someone who thought I was talking about how somelike himself could find a good interpersonal relationship, a friend or spouse, and didn’t see why I made the actually … Continue reading →
Posting elsewhere I was reminded of discussions I have had with people who view technology with suspicion. Some of those were horrified to learn that I wrote about social technology linking people in near-perfect relationships. Reminded of the Beatles’ assertion … Continue reading →
Just briefly, I am still trying things out. I remain disatisfied with Drupal and now see similar internal linking problems with Joomla. Some systems are iffy. I am in general impresses with TikiWiki, which has very powerful CMS capabilities as … Continue reading →
(edited to make links clickable) — As explained near the bottom of http://www.SocialTechnology.ca/diagrams.html pool size is all important. The quality of social connections is intimately tied to the number of candidates from which they were chosen. In my novels (all … Continue reading →
Social Software Development This site is for the development of new software. It complements the main Social Technology site. What is Social Technology? Briefly, Social Technology is technology for social uses or technology with a social basis. Facebook is a … Continue reading →
From now on I will use the Software Development subdomain to post complaints and reviews about the available social technology software, including WordPress and the various Content Management Systems aimed at managing web content. This blog is for the parent … 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 →
Ideally you and I should each be connected with a small number of people who in some way should be communicating or working with us. I have a lot to say but only a few want to listen to me. I am willing to listen, but not to everything. I need help with some things, can offer help with others. Taken together these criteria should cut down the number of people I should communicate with to a manageable number. Actually finding those people is an impossible problem with the social tools we have at the moment. If seriously trying to find the people we need, we are almost always “infected” with a lot of unwanted or at least inappropriate social contacts. Continue reading →
As I wrote yesterday, I began my work in social technology with an interest in matching problems, using hi-tech methods to find each person a suitable job and compatible spouse. But social technology as a discipline has its roots in … Continue reading →