I think the Personas concept could be applied to an interesting cv. Like
Second Life, this is possibly not the application you want for education but
wow it would be great to have something with these features that would do
what it's trying to do. I envisage a day when potential employers would get
your application and run a personas on you and then get in touch based on
the result. You wouldn't have to waste all that web 1.0 time maintaining
your cv. You'd just have to keep your record clean and let aggregation take
its course. Of course the Personas algorithm doesn't work. Will the real
Robert Squires please stand up? Looks like we need to wait for Web 3.0 for
this one to take off, or maybe Web 4.0, but I feel I've caught a glimpse of
a light at the end of a tunnel, or maybe it's just a headlamp of another
distant lost soul.
----- Original Message -----
From: "saroltagv" <sarolta.godnic@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 3:12 AM
Subject: [evonline2002_webheads] Re: What does the web think of you?
Thank you for this link, Bee. And for the other links as well. :)
I too was most eager to try this tool out. However, since my presence on the
web is somewhat less extensive, Personas naturally produced a simple,
two-part bar: family + education. I was a bit surprised with the family
part, since I rarely discuss my family life online. But nevertheless it's
true, my family means the world to me.
To check whether the tool produces the same bar each time we try it or
whether this was just a coincidence, I tried it again and to my surprise
found that the bar was different each time (I tried it four times). Some of
the results were really surprising: I couldn't be less interested in sports
for example and I don't recall ever writing about it but sports was still
there in my Personas bar.
All in all, I have a feeling that perhaps the Personas algorithm works
better with the profiles of people whose presence on the web is more
intensive and extensive than mine (Vance's for example is impressive). But
I'm still cautious: we tend to be present on the web in different ways, form
relationships of different sorts, some people document their lives more
extensively, some less, but all only a selected parts of it. We may also use
the web only for particular communicative purposes and only with particular
communities. Anyway, the values underlining communication (web or other)
seem to me more important than the topic the communication deals with.
I really wouldn't want anybody to replace my CV with the Personas bar. I
feel there's more to web presence than what this tool is capable at this
stage to show. And yes, there's more to our presence in this world than the
web will ever know.
Best regards from sunny Slovenia,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Barbara Dieu <beeonline@...>
> You can enter your own details into the Personas tool. If you feel
> uncomfortable watching the process of this tool scouring the web for
> information about you, thatï¿½s the idea. It was designed to show you
> have a publicly available profile which you cannot control.
> Article at:
> Have fun!