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Quora filled with Subjective Opinions #social

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I wrote this as a response to Scoble’s post: Why I was wrong about Quora as a blogging service …

I’ve found Quora a place to get comments and quotes from technology insiders on subjects that I blog about, something that they would often not devote an entire post to.

I like Quora for the questions I follow and read all the opinions, whether these have been hidden or not. I realize that these are not the answers to the Question, but somebody’s subjective opinion and that some people really think that somebodies subjective opinion is not valuable so they press “Not Helpful,” which is their subjective opinion. Forgetting that people are subjective is something many people do.

I’ve currently been working on a project which incorporates the fact that people’s comments and scores are subjective and which devines what an objective truth might be based on multiple factors. Which means people are weighted by the quality of their opinions and previous evaluation of other people’s opinions. This might be a solution for Quora.

Another way to go is /. meta moderation, if people are giving poor feedback then they can’t give feedback as often as when their feedback is good. Which may lead to more constructive feedback.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

January 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm

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Secret Sauce – Comparing Social Media Ranking #social #media

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I discovered today, created a profile (webhat) for myself and discovered I had a PeerIndex of 16. I know I’m not that interesting, so I decided to make a side-by-side view of the Social Media moguls and . Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

August 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Barack Obama’s LinkedIn account to be restricted #linkedin

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I’m a great fan of , although it still has some issues. The 2008 report on Social Network Downtime from pingdom states:

LinkedIn’s downtime has been increasing over the year. Each quarter has seen a larger amount of downtime than the one before it. 63% of its downtime took place during the second half of 2008.

LinkedIn seems to be on a trend toward increasing amounts of downtime, […] and even clearer in the quarterly breakdown. 63% of its downtime took place during the second half of 2008.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

February 23, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Bloglines Trouble, Historical Musing on “Geek Bloggers”

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For some reason Bloglines had some problems yesterday, which lead to me reading historic /. articles. There were a couple which caught my eye, but none more than Geek Blogging is in Decline. You can view the current top 100 list by visiting Technorati.

I don’t see it, I believe the statistics, but I just don’t see it. These Geek Bloggers, such as Godin and Scoble are seen in many more places now than just on their own blogs. They are to technology what CNN’s Christiane Amanpour is to war, they are the roving reporters sent in when the proverbial shit is hitting the proverbial fan.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

November 14, 2008 at 8:46 am

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