My Slides from Future of Social Media

I finished speaking at *The Future of Social Media”… it was fun telling them not to join twitter if they’re just going to be marketers and not actually be human. I told them other stuff too, I think.\
I didn’t have a lot of time to talk about the future, so I didn’t get to talk about identity vs. persona and my three categories of social networks… maybe next time. I’m pretty sure I scared the hell out of them when I talked about reputation stuff.\
Some things I mentioned that either I didn’t put the URL for in the slides or didn’t have in the slides at all:

  • The quote from Jeremy Tanner about twitter spammers comes from his fantastic blog post – read the whole thing.
  • You can read The Cluetrain Manifesto online for free.
  • I talked a little bit about Seth Godin. His blog may be a little pat, but I’ve learned a lot about marketing and product development from his books.
  • My interest in reputation started with Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in The Magic Kingdom. It introduces the idea of “whuffie” which captured my imagination. I hope to some day implement a real whuffie system online. I came really close once.\
    I think that’s it… hopefully the people who saw it enjoyed it and got something out of it. It was a lot of fun preparing it.
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By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Software Engineer @ Gusto, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.


  1. Hi Kevin, thanks for a great workshop talk/presentation.
    It was a shame not to have more time to talk afterwards – I had to head off to present (corporate wiki stuff) myself.
    “scare them off”, not sure what you mean… this is the kind of activity that gets us all excited – me anyway.

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