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Building a social web workflow


By far the biggest problem associated with social networking and social media is their capacity for being a major temporal sink hole, whereby we can pour our time and effort in and get very little back in return. That’s certainly what a lot of newbie socneters tell me — but it needn’t be that way, not with a little effort, because in the end it’s the difference between aimless and effortless…


Of technophiles, social networks, telecoms and neo-Luddites…


In the world of technology, change is good, and comes thick and fast. I’m certainly no technophobe. On the contrary. I’m probably a technophile. But I also see myself as something of a neo-Luddite, too. Now you’re wondering how I manage to be both…


The social communication generation


When we talk of great inventions, the written word is probably in the top five. Today, communication isn’t just a prerequisite, it’s big business. And with the proliferation of services like Pownce, Twitter and Jaiku, words are those intangible threads that draw the far-flung corners of the world closer together than at any time in the past…


MySpace calls Skype for ‘Net telephony, Part 1


So what do you get when someone like Skype steps into the mobile telephony fray with a phone of their own, coupled with something like municipal WiFi and a deal with MySpace? No prizes for guessing — you get cheap talk and free calls… So it’s maybe appropriate that Skype and MySpace have buddied up […]


Hi, BTW: the Net as our virtual office


You chat via something like Microsoft Messenger, or Skype. You talk about stuff, then you go. You don’t say goodbye. You come back on-line, you see a friend and you ask a question, followed with: “Hi, BTW!” This happened for the umpteenth time on Thursday while IM’ing with David Bradley over at Significant Figures, and […]