Pictures from the past week +

So I have had a whirlwind of a week (for the third one in a row). I began at the Social Venture Network in Tuscon. There were some cool companies there like Peter Strugatz’s Ice Stone, Zak Zaidman of Kupali, There was Greg (founder of Odwala) and his new Juice Company Adina (really tasty) Peacekeeper Makeup, indigenous designs (actually good looking organic cloths)

The internet Identity workshop went Great! There are pictures here at Meng’s site and on flickr.

Before TagCamp I had a good meeting with a client of mine – I got decked out for Tag Camp :)

At tag camp I had a good time – although I was a bit ADD flitting between sessions. I was honored to be asked facilitate the closing circle.

I got to share i-tags wiki. It was great to get that out there finally. I was the one who introduced Mary and Drummond. As soon as Mary explained to me how technorati tags worked – I thought that XRI might fit in perfectly. They being more technically savvy then I have put a bunch of work into innovating a way to have open tags really happen.

Some cool use cases for my data

I had a great conversation with Stowe at BlogON he wrote up some of what we talked about:

She suggested that we examine the asymmetries in relationships between individuals and businesses, and the likelihood that people will increasingly demand more symmetric relationships. As just one example, Kaliya maintains that people will want to retain information about their purchasing history, and not simply cede it to those businesses that we do business with. And, we may want to invert the normal course of business, based on this information. Imagine that I am traveling to San Francisco, and I could publish some version of my hotel rental history and interests through some as now unavailble solution (a mirror-image of eBay, perhaps?) that would allow hotels to publish bids to me for rooms. This general observation about increasing the symmetry in relationships through social technologies will be a springboard into related within-the-business topics, as well. I believe that social tools are inherently subversive, because they will disrupt established patterns of authority, and naturally push business toward acting as more democratic swarmocracies.

I can’t wait to talk about this more at the Symposium next month on the session “Is Business Ready For Social Software?”.