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Social Biological Recording (NFBR, 2011)

Social Biological Recording (NFBR, 2011)

Talk I gave at the NFBR's Future of Biological Recording conference in 2011 about the use of social media in biological recording.

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Charles Roper

April 30, 2011
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  1. Social Biological Recording Charles Roper Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre ALERC

    Director
  2. The Web is more a social creation than a technical

    one. I designed it for a social effect—to help people work together—and not as a technical toy. Sir Tim Berners Lee Weaving the Web, 1999
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  4. WEB PUBLISHING HAS BEEN THE DOMAIN OF THE ELITE SOCIAL

    NETWORKS CHANGE THAT
  5. Fundamentally, being social is about group formation. It includes, but

    is not limited to: Sharing, caring, feeding, loving, fighting, conversing, friendship, sex, envy, shouting, arguing, betrayal, rumor mongering, gossiping, laughing, crying, providing support, whining, advocating for others, recommending, swearing off.
  6. Fundamentally, being social is about group formation. It includes, but

    is not limited to: Sharing, caring, feeding, loving, fighting, conversing, friendship, sex, envy, shouting, arguing, betrayal, rumor mongering, gossiping, laughing, crying, providing support, whining, advocating for others, recommending, swearing off.
  7. Fundamentally, being social is about group formation. It includes, but

    is not limited to: Sharing, caring, feeding, loving, fighting, conversing, friendship, sex, envy, shouting, arguing, betrayal, rumor mongering, gossiping, laughing, crying, providing support, whining, advocating for others, recommending, swearing off.
  8. For biological recording it’s about getting together, gathering and sharing

    data Thanks to RECORD for the image, btw
  9. Social Networking Social Media Social Network Service

  10. Social Networking Systems: There are quite a few…

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  19. http://www.facebook.com/FacebookPages

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  30. Hashtags #nfbr

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  36. Imagine a system that • allows us to enter our

    data ourselves and report on it in a variety of ways. • Now imagine you can join a group, like Facebook, and in doing so your data becomes available to the group, while the group's data becomes available to you. • Now imagine being able to follow a particular recorder. • Imagine being able to follow particular species, groups or designations. • Imagine being able to follow 'out of range' species - Could be an exciting way of watching for climate change. • Verification would be a natural part of the process.
  37. Imagine a system… • The problems of synchronising multiple isolated

    databases are many. A socially driven online system would ease some of these pains. • We've already got many of the required tools in place: Indicia. • Redicia - the reporting end of Indicia is in development. • Our next goal should be to build in those all important social aspects. Crucially it should be fun and motivating for recorders - the volunteer naturalists ranging from intermediate to expert who are into their recording.
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