Wednesday, November 07, 2007

If you were a tech steward, what would your starfish look like?

Scoble's Social Media Starfish
Originally uploaded by DBarefoot.
Darren Barefoot made a nice image of Robert Scoble's Social Media Starfish. When I saw it, I wondered how it might be a useful tool for a community technology steward. The starfish focuses on communications channels, while typically I approach community technology stewardship from an activities approach - what sorts of activities does my community need to be together and do what it wants to do together. These can often be distilled down to communication aspects.

I like the starfish because it gives examples which help me imagine the configuration of tools that my community might consider. But it misses the heart of the activities. It is too deconstructed for using with a communities of practice perspective.

So what would a technology steward's starfish look like?


Blogger DirtyDeeds said...

I love this starfish and it makes me want to check out the other social networking sites that I am not familiar with.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This starfish diagram is great and makes me want to check out these other social networking sites. Thanks a lot!

9:21 PM  

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