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Live-Blogging Tech@State: Looking to the Future

The afternoon’s plenary panel looked ahead 5-10 years to imagine what social media will look like and discuss what we can do now to prepare for the huge volume of data it’s bound to entail. The panel was moderated by Rob Zitz (SAIC) and consistet of Lou Martinage (Microstrategy), Rand Waltzman (DARPA), and Patrick Meier (Ushahidi). Here are some takeaways from each of the presentations.

Tapping into Social Data…


Added by Steve Cottle on February 3, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Live-Blogging Tech@State: Drinking from the Fire Hose

I attended the breakout session: Drinking from the Fire House, which looked at the impact of and strategies and techniques for dealing with the explosion of data. John Kelly (Morningside Analytics) moderated a panel that consisted of Jason Hines (Recorded Future), Eddie Smith (Topsy), Jonathan Gosier (Metalayer), and Adam Sharp (Twitter).

The presentations were a bit sales-pitchy and the Q&A quite wide-ranging, so I’m taking great liberty in providing some of the nuggets I found…


Added by Steve Cottle on February 3, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Live-Blogging Tech@State: Ignite Sessions

Clay Johnson, author of “Information Diet.”

The U.S. started with a constituent to representative ratio of 60,000:1 and is now somewhere over 700,000:1. There will be a crisis if government can’t take the huge and growing amount of information from people and interpret it and use it in an effective way. With more and more channels popping up, the volume keeps getting turned up. When the volume is up too high, it’s impossible to hear, making the government deaf. New…


Added by Steve Cottle on February 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Live-Blogging Tech@State: Real-Time Awareness in Different Contexts

The first panel of the day was on how various organizations use social media and internet-enabled data to create real-time awareness. The panel was moderated by Dr. Linton Wells (National Defense University) and included panelists Robert Bectel (Department of Energy), Robert Kirkpatrick (UN Global Pulse), Ahmed Al Omran (NPR), and Clark Freifeld ( Each discussed what real-time awareness meant in their own organizations.…


Added by Steve Cottle on February 3, 2012 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

Live-Blogging Tech@State: “No Tweet Stops Bleeding.”

I’ll be live-blogging tech@state’s Real-Time Awareness throughout the day. To keep tabs on what’s going on, you can check out #techatstate on Twitter, or watch the livestream here:

The opening keynote address was given by Craig Fugate, Administrator of FEMA. Fugate discussed the role of social media in disaster response and…


Added by Steve Cottle on February 3, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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