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06 November 2013 @ 01:01 pm
expertise?  
What are you an expert in?

What does it mean to you to be an expert in general or in that thing?
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The Great Laurenhatsbylaurenhat on November 6th, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
I think I am currently the world's leading expert in the statistics of fanfiction (analyzing what people are reading and writing). Also expert at how language influences thought, and how people learn words. Somewhat expert at crowdsourcing, and at getting startup funding from government sources.

I have trouble calling myself an expert at most things, though, even though there are many areas where I have a lot of skill and knowledge -- expertise, even. I think of of being considered an expert as something that is graded on a curve, and in most things I can think of, there are lots of people who specialize in that area and know way more about it than I do.

How about you?