Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Social Media: from art to science

I rarely do these kind of posts (mostly quoting others); but this one is totally worth it (and doesn't fit in Twitter)

In a recent report "Social Science Meets Technology in Next-Generation Jobs," Gartner Vice President Kathy Harri discussed 4 areas of jobs needed in Social Media / Social Networking:
  • Web User Experience roles that include UI designers, virtual-assistant designers and interaction directors.
  • Behavior Analysis roles that include Web psychologists, community designers, and Web/social network miners.
  • Information Specialist roles that include information anthropologists who are expected to play historical Web fact finding and assisting in legal analysis, intellectual property management and where the quality of information is at risk.
  • Digital Lifestyle Experts roles that include helping senior management understand whats going on and stay aware, and building personal brands and managing online personas for desired online effect.
I am particularly excited about the formal recognition of the last three bullets; this is a concept long overdue!

What do you htink?

Filiberto Selvas

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