Social Networking needs Master Data Management.
A recurring event every Friday on Twitter is the #FollowFriday with the acronym #FF, where people on Twitter tweets about who to follow.
I do it too and as every one else sometimes I perhaps forget someone, and then (s)he gets angry and don’t #FF me and that’s bad. Bad Data Management. Bad #mdm.
So now I have started building a Master Data Hub fit for the purpose of doing consistent #FF. I do see other purposes for this as well as I recognize the advantages of combining data sources, so I did a #datamatching with LinkedIn connections to improve #dataquality through Identity Resolution.
This is as far I am now (very convenient that WordPress lets me edit my blog posts):
@ReferenceData where http://www.linkedin.com/pub/carla-mangado/11/467/239 is Staff Writer
@InitiateSystems has a CTO = @wmmarty who is http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marty-moseley/0/57/43b
@Dataexperts has a managing director who is http://www.linkedin.com/pub/gary-holland/1/101/135