Hi Chris & UN Global Pulse Team:
RE: Chris' question below regarding identifying search tags for Hunch.
Could users be encouraged to create their own tags via a flexible, open-ended system, rather than selecting them from a predefined set list? I imagine that users will want to search for others based on so many indicators that the list of potentially useful tags seems nearly infinite.... And folks could then look for others via a basic search?
I assume users will create user profiles. You may wish to consider including a field that lists every country in the world with a checkbox next to each. One could select as many boxes as relevant to one's profile. For example, one could identify the list of countries where one works, or for which one has data/research interests, to facilitate interaction. And a map of user locations may help facilitate the search for others.
Just my thoughts.