1. Semantics Matt dear, sexy = excited and intrigued. For me anyway. 😛

    This reminds me of the walled garden vs gated community debate. Or, Corporates locking down ‘their’ content vs Members controlling their own information. We tend not to trust Microsoft or our employer with our social network unless there is a benefit to us, the employee/member, and we can control it. I’m not handing over Cousin Kylie without 1) having a say-so and 2) being able to play with some cool tools in return. Kids stuff. 😛

    And yes, Optimice are brilliant – as a matter of fact, they are holding a workshop at the Enterprise 2.0 conference I am chairing next week. I can’t wait!

  2. Laurel – “sexy” is the wrong word for my reaction to these analytics but, yes, the do get me excited & intrigued.

    The thing is – corporate specific tools like Visible Path have been trying to do this for the last few years. Microsoft have a tool that does something similar based your email directory.

    They haven’t taken off for lots of reasons – often involving trust but also the “Evil Cousin Kylie” issue. Just because the system says a link is there, doesn’t mean that it is leverageable by just anyone.

    The absolute don in Social Network Analysis in Australia is Laurie Lock-Lee. Let me just pimp his company for a moment. And I don’t even have shares in it.

  3. Hey! You invite me down for a visit and introduce me to all your friends right now! I cannot stand being so relatively unpopular in that first metric!

    Or come up here and meet all my friends. One of the two.

    Exiting and Intriguing,


  4. Excellent. Geeks spent decades being paranoid about Them In The Black Helicopters monitoring us and building profiles of our friends and interests. Now we’re building the whole global surveillance system thing ourselves. We’re twittering every move of our lives. On unencrypted links. Through servers run by people we don’t know, and who have no accountability. Because it’s “sexy”.

    Funny, eh?

    (Yes, I’m about to read your post on the unIndustry Organisation and the Bill of Rights .)

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