20 Feb 2009
Friday’s Food for Thought: Intellipedia, Best Linked-In Groups, TouchTable Video and 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Happy Friday. As always, we hope everyone had a productive week. It is winter break for many school systems across the country, so we hope that many of you have been able to take some time off with your families this week. For this week’s Friday’s Food for Thought, again, we have a mixture of the serious, entertaining and the sublime. As always, please share your thoughts with us!
Intellipedia Suffers a Mid-Life Crisis?
GCN recently came out with this article about Intellipedia experiencing a mid-life crises. According to Chris Rasmussen of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the lead developer behind Intellipedia, the social network has been maxed out with early adopters and it needs an infusion of regular users – who typically would not be into social networking. He also mentioned that the intelligence community needs to make sure that Intellipedia is part of its overall processes and procedures — ensuring consistent usage. What do you all think? Gov 2.0 is certainly being driven by early adopters – like Chris Rasmussen. However, we believe that there will be a tipping point very soon where applications like Intellipedia will be ubiquitous in the intelligence community. Look what has happened with Facebook over the past 6-8 months. It is soo pervasive that even baby boomers and beyond are embracing it. It’s only a matter of time and we believe that Intellipedia is not a “marginal revolution.”
Linked-In Rules Defense and Intelligence Scene
Yes, we admit it. We have always been more partial to Facebook, but the times have changed. Linked-In has emerged to be an amazing business, networking and promotional application. Many of the got geoint? staffers are members of key networking groups, and by playing an active role in these groups. And, it is paying off – in terms of finding experts to interview, story ideas and promoting content. So, we want our readers to benefit from our Linked-In usage. As such, we are providing the list below of key Linked-In networking groups that everyone should join:
UNITED STATES GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE GROUP
DEFENSE & AEROSPACE CONNECTIONS
DEFENSE & AEROSPACE
ESRI USER CONFERENCE
GLOBAL GEOSPATIAL XPERTS – GIS
LOCATION BASED SERVICES ZONE
OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONSORTIUM
TouchTable Demonstration on Wired Science/PBS
Although this is a very basic demonstration for a more general audience, this is a most excellent demonstration of TouchTable.
“Taking Chance” with Kevin Bacon
Set your Tivos and DVRs — or just catch in on On-Demand or even in real time — because tomorrow at 8 p.m., HBO is premiering “Taking Chance,” with Kevin Bacon. Here’s the trailor for the movie. Guaranteed that there won’t be a dry eye in the house when you watch this movie:
Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!