A Q&A from the discussion with Matt Flannery:
Question from Autumn Walden, Center for High Impact Philanthropy:
As we are a new research center housed in the University of Pennsylvania, can we take advantage of online social networks such as Facebook or Second Life and still be taken seriously in the academic and philanthropic community?
I imagine so, but I’ve been out of academia for a long time so I forget exactly what it takes to get taken seriously. Most of all, I wouldn’t worry about being taken seriously.
I love Matt’s answer. But it is a serious question. Most people do want to be taken seriously. How would you answer Autumn’s question?