I think our talk went really well. Hopefully, others have feedback….
I was psyched because the panel twisted into a conversation about what happens when tech hacking meets social hacking. Key points:
– Mobile folks know something; social software folks know something. But users have a whole different view of the world.
– Social software is what happens when technologists try to hack the social; mobile culture is what happens when the public socially hacks the technology.
– Social hacking is meeting techno-hacking. We are seeing this collision now and we need to pay attention to both sides. Similar issues are arising on both sides. For example, the technology is bringing out concerns about privacy; the social is bringing out issues of vulnerability. These needs need to be addressed simultaneously.
– Technologists tend to argue for an open technology, but they try to constrain the social behavior that is permitted; we need to open up the possibilities for the technology as well as the social, even when we don’t like all possibilities. We’re being hypocritical here.
It should be fascinating to see what ends up happening in this collision.
[Btw: if you were at the talk and have a better idea of what i/we said, let me know… it quickly turns into a bit of a daze.]