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by Jason Lee, Evelyn Larrubia, Sameh El Amawy and Michael Marcotte

In 1993, The New Yorker published a cartoon by Peter Steiner of two dogs at a computer that became an instant classic, tacked up on bulletin boards everywhere.  The caption: “On the internet, no one knows you’re a dog.”

A recent survey of a group of 98 tech-savvy Stanford students shows that the world Steiner depicted may be behind us.  Asked about how they behave—or would behave—in a variety of situations online, students painted a picture that looked surprisingly like real life.

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Posted on 15-05-2010
Filed Under (teaching) by aweigend

This Thursday, May 20, 2010, Esther Dyson will share her social data revolution insights at Stanford.

Please post before Thursday noon as comment below or on facebook.com/socialdatarevolution one question you would like her to address. Be bold! Questions are at least as important as answers.

To come up with a question that has a good chance to be selected, just search the web for some good video interviews with Esther related to our topic (e.g., http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lheZeSoDgTA ), and/or some relevant posts (e.g, http://www.project-syndicate.org/series/net_world/description) , and/or listen to the mp3 of a conversation on Digital Exhibitionism two years ago.

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Posted on 02-05-2010
Filed Under (audio, teaching) by aweigend

We are excited that Ashvin Kumar, CEO of Blippy, will join the Social Data Revolution class this Thursday May 6, 2010. In preparation to what I expect to be a great discussion on the future of creating and sharing purchasing data, Dan Goodwin, Rob Cosgriff , and I created a 17-min mp3 with our thoughts on the game changing nature of the service. Please leave your comments here or on our facebook.com/socialdatarevolution page before class.

And here, added right after class, is the unedited 1h17min mp3 (72MB) of the lively discussion on broadcasting your finances and other taboos with Ashvin Kumar, ending with the longest applause this quarter so far.

PS: Somewhat related, I am giving a talk at the Intuit Innovation conference on May 3, and have put up pdf, pptx, and slideshare. If someone has good experiences liking the audio to the slides afterwards, please let me know.

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Posted on 01-06-2009
Filed Under (teaching) by aweigend

Hi there!
As experiment in social data, we will use ustream today’s class, allowing people from both within the classroom and from the outside to participate in real time and Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 24-01-2008
Filed Under (teaching) by aweigend

Florian Zettelmeyer, the head of the Marketing Department at the Hass School of Business at UC Berkeley, convinced me to teach a new course in his department. I am excited about boiling down some of my thoughts from the last years and share what I have starting to see emerge only recently. Read the rest of this entry »

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