Andreas Weigend, Social Data Revolution | MS&E 237, Stanford University, Spring 2011 | Course Wiki

Video Interviews with Social Data Revolution Students for

1. Who?

Revolutionaries! Please send a quick email NOW to letting us know that you will be there and include one question you would like to get asked. And be THERE Tuesday around 3pm so Shaun can start on time.

2. When and where?

Date: Tuesday May 31, 2011 (Tue, before the last class)
Time: Filming starts promptly at 3:15 (set-up @ 3:00pm)
Location: The New GSB (Knight Building)
Dress code: Please wear your SDR class QR code t-shirt!

3. What?

SWIFT is interested in knowing;

  • How will Social Data impact corporate culture, hierarchies, organization and leadership by 2015, by 2020?

Shaun's follow-up questions

Here are some additional interview questions [added by Shaun Tai]

What (in the context of data) are you excited about?

  • What was topic of the last exciting discussion you had in your dorm, with other students?
  • What are some topics (in the broader context of this class) you are always talking about?

What do you think your profs and/or parents are just not getting about social data?

  • I.e., what are some of the things related to fb etc they (including Prof Weigend!) are they just not getting?
  • Who gets its?

Who are your role models?

  • Why?

Below is the email Andreas sent. Please note that there could also be questions on digital identity as well as on specific industries including insurance, finance, and journalism.

From: Andreas Weigend
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 01:51
To: Alex Cheng
Cc: Shaun Tai; Linda Poeng
Subject: FW: Interview Request on Future of Social Data, with students this Tuesday @ 3:15pm (FR: SHAUN TAI Films, 925.297.9370)

this Tuesday afternoon is your chance to get on The creators and curators of the chancel, Shaun and Linda, would like to interview a few students about their views on future of social data BEFORE OUR LAST CLASS. (BTW, you met Shaun and Linda of when they came to the class with Tom Glocer and Mike Sha.)
Set-up is at 3pm and filming is from 3:15pm to 4pm. (What would be a nice setting? Shaun suggests the classical Main Quad, I am wondering whether in front of the new GSB display would be cool or too far from class?)
Believing in collaboration, please use the wiki page

Please fill out:
  • Who is available when (might make sense to two batches, just write down when you can make it)
  • What are awesome questions that will make you shine?
For starters, Shaun asked a few good ones below, but I trust in your creativity to come up with some amazing ones. Here are some categories:

Andreas' suggestions

  • Who we are (self-expression, identity, and privacy) <-- What role does facebook play in your identity?
  • How we interact (social technologies) <-- How do you get work done? What tools do you use now? What tools would you love to have for collaboration and coordination?
  • How we decide (behavioral economics)
  • Why we share (incentives, future of work)
And PLEASE don’t hesitate to hit me up with any questions you might have!
650 906-5906

From: Shaun Tai []
Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2011 12:05
To: Andreas Weigend
Subject: Interview Request on Future of Social Data, with students this Tuesday @ 3:15pm (FR: SHAUN TAI Films, 925.297.9370)

Dear Andreas,

We will be at Stanford this Tuesday (May 31st) and would love to talk to some of the students in your class.

Shaun's initial questions

  • Why, in their eyes, is the Social Data Revolution important?
  • What is the impact of SDR on them as individuals, as students, as consumers?
  • How did it change their relationships with friends, employers, employees, strangers, girlfriends/boyfriends, ex-girlfriends/boyfriends?
  • What are their dreams, what do they want to do with their lives, and how has this been shaped by social data?
In short, want to capture their visions about the future of social data.
Can you please invite a few who would have something interesting to contribute?
We would like to do the filming before your class, 3:15PM– 4:00PM, at a location of your choice - perhaps the center of main quad? We then would like to come to class but need to leave at 5:30 PM sharp for an event in San Francisco.

Thank you for your help, Andreas!