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    Jeremy Townsend

    Congratulations, Gina! I hope this becomes a great success. I also hope that your other projects are still important enough for you to continue working on.

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    Congratulations on getting the job, I was wondering if there is a free trial or free version of ThinkTank I could use to try out and see if it works for me.

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    Lori Todd

    Uhm, AWESOME. Congrats! I love to see fellow girl geeks working on such awesome projects.

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    Wow – Congrats on the new gig. More proof that open sourcing your own software can land you a real job!

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    Mark Johnson

    Nice to see some new technology being used to try to advance democracy.

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    Couldn’t be more excited to have you on board. :)

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    Mark Hennessey


    I hope this doesn’t mean any slacking off in your role of Google/tech punditry!

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    Warren Harrison

    This is MAJOR! Huge congrats Gina!

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    Georg Portenkirchner

    Congratulations Gina! Really great news!

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    I’m thrilled for you, Gina! This looks great 😀 Congratulations!

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    Dane Hesseldahl

    Congrats Gina. Based on what I know of it / you – I’m sure this project will turn out to be a success.

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    Completely awesome and richly deserved. Congrats! I love that the very thing you really want to do will be so well supported by someone like Anil who will fully appreciate you. And what a great first client! All of us taxpayers and our President :-)

    [Hope you’ll keep in mind some of the social and tummeling elements that might be worked into the platform tools and the people hosting and connecting with them in terms of what relationally encourages contributions as well as the evaluation of contributions.

    Popularity contests and perceived social status and who and what “matters” can be worked with to ensure people don’t give up or just stay quiet.

    Happy to help you with those in any way that I can. We’re game to talk it through on a Tummelvision show with collective experts too.]

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    Facebook User

    Outstanding! Gina, I witnessed the need for ThinkTank’s capabilities on Steve Rubell’s Buzz feed yesterday.on handling social media overload. I’m sure he needed help harvesting value from the responses — especially in his role as analyst. IMO, tools like ThinkTank are critical to extracting value from SM interactions.

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    Facebook User

    Well that didn’t go as planned. How do I delete a mangled comment?

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    Felicidades, Gina. Nadie mejor que tu para un esfuerzo de este tamaño.

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    Gina Trapani

    @Randy: I got you covered, just fixed it.

    And thanks everyone!

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    Mark Brown

    Congrats Gina! Hope to still hear you on “This Week in Google”.

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    Yael Kropsky

    Wow! So so proud and excited for you. This is awesome.

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    Awesome, thats great news gina! Congrats! :)

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    Bill Turner

    Many congratulations, Gina! Sounds like a perfect move for you!

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    Keith Crawford

    Congratulations Gina. What a wonderful opportunity and I couldn’t think of anyone better to help shape that endeavor.

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    Great Tool Gina! Will try to convince my University to cloudsource student opinions on college life and higher ed in general.

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    I have a remark about the link which is made between getting feed back from netbook users and using the same process to get opinion about a policy.

    One point about the netbook question and reply process is that those who replied most probably had a netbook with the real experience of it.

    It was thus potentially very usefull to you who had not one and only could think about how it could be usefull.

    but when it comes to extending that process to better choosing a policy I doubt that the extention process is valid just like that.

    Let me give an example, imagine yourself in France in May-June 1940 you lead the french government, imagine your have twitter and all the french connected to it.
    You want to know what could be the best policy for France.

    You send a question using twitter.

    You will receive 39 999 999 twits from the french saying we are lost, we have no issue but to surrender for ever.

    You will receive 1 twit from 1 colonel, just promoted general, that has been constantly repeating that France needed tanks and was never believed though.

    In his twit you can read that the war is not lost we should keep on fighting.

    Now, here is my question :

    As the French leader of government, you have witnessed the worst ever defeat of France, the whole country invaded in one month, where just before as a winner of Verdun and of world war I you thought, and the whole Europe with you, that your country was a great military power.

    How can you possibly find out against the number of replies, and against your own way of thinking, and you have been a very clever person all your life, that the one twit which is right is the one by the general de Gaulle ?

    I have another question, how do you rank replies according to their usefullness ?

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