Companies and Projects
DabbutWhile at Tufts University, I created, designed, and developed an online social network that reversed the then defacto schema of social networking. Dabbut allowed users to describe a single person or group and crowd sources the most accurate descriptions. Users’ influence fluctuated depending on response to their previous descriptions giving those who were accurate and responsible more clout on the platform. After our initial launch during exam period in 2011, the website was overwhelmed with traffic. We took down the site over the summer to redesign and add more features, relaunching in the fall.
Google ExodusAll the way back in 2011 when Google+ was all the buzz, myself and roommate Jack Carter created a website to export your Facebook friends to Google+. It took 10k exporters and only a day for Facebook shut us down, but it was fun while it lasted.
Beyond DiscussionsWhile with IBM Research, I developed Beyond Discussions, a collaborative decision making tool that combined analytics and visualization to overcome challenges with existing online discussion systems to support important business decisions.
SXSW: Gov2.0: Enhancing Citizen-Politician InteractionsSpoke at South by Southwest on redefining politician and citizen relationships: Representatives have a hard time defining the “kitchen table issues”, defining what constituents expect them to do, and communicating issue resolutions. Polling, surveying, and forms of “active information acquisition” are performed by offices with marginal success. Facebook, Twitter, and emails are monitored to extract themes, but it takes time and doesn’t paint a complete picture. This information is stored across multiple platforms and not easily accessed or archived. The integration of these disparate platforms into a single social platform, that includes constituents and representative officials, creates a single point of information for issues, opinions, and resolutions. This talk will cover how to create a single repository of information for constituent issues, manage communities to passively discern “hot-button” issues, and complete a feedback loop by communicating the resolution of issues with a bill, policy, or statement.