Identity and Personal Narrative & the Digital Age

One of the things you learn early on when diving into the subject of identity is that it means many things.
The sense of self is one of them.  Today I ran across this article via John Hage’s facebook.  Storytelling 2.0 when new narratives meet old brains.
“We are our narratives” has become a popular slogan. “We” refers to our selves, in the full-blooded person-constituting sense. “Narratives” refers to the stories we tell about our selves and our exploits in settings as trivial as cocktail parties and as serious as intimate discussions with loved ones. We express some in speech. Others we tell silently to ourselves, in that constant little inner voice. The full collection of one’s internal and external narratives generates the self we are intimately acquainted with. Our narrative selves continually unfold. [Read more…]

Personal Data Ecosystem Videos from Telco 2.0

I had a great week at Telco 2.0 the week before IIW.   STL partners has been running Telco 2.0 events for a few years focused on new business models for that industry.   They have honed in on the potential to provide services to people to collect and manage their own data.   This week they published interviews from three of the key speakers all of whom who also attended IIW the following week.  Much of the focus for both events was on the emerging Personal Data Ecosystem.

I recommend the content on the Telco 2.0 site and if you are interesting in visiting interesting innovative parts of the Telco world they have great events for that.

AT&T: to be a ‘Personal Information Agent’
Von Wright, VP Cloud & Wholesale Services, describes how AT&T plans to put consumers in control of their own data, and take the role of an agent or broker for their Personal Information

Google: Strategic ‘Co-opetition’ with Telcos on Consumer Data

The ‘Personal Information Economy’ will see a higher intensity of strategic co-opetition between Google and telcos according to Google’s Eric Sachs.

Microsoft: Why Telcos Must Act Now or Lose The Opportunity

Marc Davis, formerly Yahoo! Mobile’s Chief Scientist, now at Microsoft, and a key collaborator with both Telco 2.0 and the World Economic Forum’s ‘Re-Thinking Personal Data’ initiative, gives his unique perspective on the ‘Gold Rush’ for personal information, and why telcos must act now or lose the opportunity to take a valuable role in it.