This year IDF had a interesting presentation by Eleanor Wynn and Abram Detofsky on how Intel is using Social Computing to promote Innovation @ Intel. The following are some highlights from the presentation. More to come later.
People often mistake Social Media (content) for Social Networks (connections). - Eleanor Wynn (Paraphrased)
A robust social network (connections) is required for innovation emergence - Eleanor Wynn and Abram Detofsky
Measuring Robustness of a network
The following are some measures used to measure the robustness of a network
Percentage of Connections
Average number of Hops
|In this network graph, Andre is a 4 hops away from Jane |
Source: The Network Thinker
Number of ties a person has with others in the network. Read more.
People who sit on short paths between many sub-groups. Read more.
Roles in a Network
Participants in network may play one or more of following roles:
Central figure in a subnet or clique.
Edge figure who is a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to others. Read more.
Link between two or more cliques