Sunday, November 12, 2006


Maven is a word derived from Yiddish, but originated in the United States and stands for “A person who has special knowledge or experience; an expert.”

We do know many Connectors, people we create contact among other people, and most probably a few Mavens: finding a Maven acting as a connector as well is a rare fortune.

Connectors and Mavens are also found in the Internet: in the Microsoft research lab there is an ongoing research project, Netscan, aimed to the identification of behaviors on the Usenet: in the project a few Mavens are identified and defined as people who answer people who do not answer people. They are the central nodes with many uni-directional knowledge ties.

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