Engineers on Social Media

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Ariella
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Salmon
Ariella   1/3/2011 5:35:22 PM
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It sounds like something companies can find very useful.  I went on the site, http://www.salmon-protocol.org, to try to learn more and was surprised at how sparse the content there was. The news page, for example, only has 2 very brief entires, both from March 2010. It makes it look like they've lost interest. 

saranyatil
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engineers on social media
saranyatil   1/4/2011 4:09:19 AM
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with the constant increase in number of undergraduate colleges in most of the countries and the younger generation showing lot of interests in the field of engineering and technology soon all engineers are going to be diversified in all the domains so there should be a common forum for all the engneers to share their ideas to build upon their talents and they want to do it in an open forum which would enhance people to understand the growth in the present scenario initially the platform will be the available social network might be in the future they will start their own soon.

elctrnx_lyf
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Re: Salmon
elctrnx_lyf   1/4/2011 5:42:42 AM
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I do not think the social medial will have any impact on how the complete electronic industry and supply chain operates. There is already lot of stages available for both the suppliers and the OEM's to interact and communicate the different information. Engineering is more about innovation and arriving at a right solution rather than just the availability of information from the suppliers about different parts.

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Re: Salmon
Laurie Sullivan   1/4/2011 1:14:37 PM
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Ariella,

I wanted to get an update from Google before I responded. Salmon is alive and progressing, though slowly. The core spec is done and libraries are being implemented, as people have a need for available resources. Deployments for large scale sites are stuck behind other priorities, so at the moment the project may seem stalled, but it's not. Those working on the protocol are looking forward to seeing deployments this year.

Hope this helps.

Laurie

Ariella
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Re: Salmon
Ariella   1/4/2011 1:17:08 PM
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Thank you, Laurie.  I appreciate that you looked into it to provide an update.

Laurie Sullivan
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Re: Salmon
Laurie Sullivan   1/4/2011 1:17:49 PM
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Absolutely, elctrnx_lyf. I agree that engineering is more about innovation and arriving at the perfect solution, rather than access to available information from suppliers and part. That's why I think more engineers will tap social sites for ideas. The Twitter handles I provided in the post are from engineers who do just that, tap social for ideas, sharing theirs and gaining new ones. 

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Re: Salmon
eemom   1/4/2011 1:40:38 PM
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I can see a benefit to social media if indeed Salmon does what it proclaims.  My biggest issue with social media right now is that it is too fragmented.  There are too many options to post/blog from and that can get time consuming.  If a user picks one over the other, then he may not be linking to the right people.  If the comments are linked no matter where they post from, that could be quite useful.

So, it begs the question why Google has not moved forward faster with this???

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Re: Salmon & single stream
mfbertozzi   1/4/2011 3:40:23 PM
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Personally I believe we left social media "era" and right now we are going to a sort of natural evolution, I mean the need to carry out through one single stream informations from multiple social sources. I mentioned within a different post for example "cotweeting phenomenum".

Reporting to you my experience, as professor I can say students preferences are really vaste and several ways from them to reach me for asking support or suggestions are in place; it is not easy to manage messages/tweets/and so on coming from different platforms, so my personal opinion is Salmon could potentially help us a lot in your job in the future.

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Re: Salmon & single stream
Toms   1/5/2011 2:32:29 AM
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     Laurrie, social medias are one form of networking to the engineering community and it offers lots of flexibility also. Anybody can join and share their ideas and view through this type of forums. Lots of peoples and marketing research companies are taking advantage of such forums for gathering information.  But here the main drawback is about the genuinty of the opinions; one can drive the polls or discussion in a wrong way also because they are not providing the identity (sometimes with a fake identity also).

     So the only fruitful way, it can be used for companies to broadcast their messages to the community regarding the release of any new products or sharing technical details. More over sharing of any critical ideas through such a social media is not advisable.Another important aspect is privacy of the data’s/opinions gathered through such medias. So personally am against of sharing any type of critical details in any type of networking or social medias.

prabhakar_deosthali
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What about competitiveness?
prabhakar_deosthali   1/5/2011 2:56:29 AM
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Being able to get ideas and suggestions from all over the world through the social media is fine, But when a company is deciding a particular strategy for its product distribution or marketing or for the sourcing of components, it would not like to make it public as it may be the USP of that company to gain more market share.  So the real original ideas and strategies will never appear on these social media. All that will appear will be in my opinion some harmless discussions which normally lead to nowhere. What will be published onto these media will have already lost its competitive advantage! So what's the use?  except may be the student community can learn a few things out of such content.

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