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MMOGs make for iSociety


Virtual worlds like Second Life are doing pretty good, thank you very much! But while businesses appear to be leaving by one door, social networks could well be walking through another… In my previous installment on MMOGs as venues for possible future business commerce, what might we need to see happen to make the businesses […]


Second Life businesses on life support?


Wherever people gather in sufficient numbers, the unwritten rule is, there’s money to be made out of them. And so it goes that within the virtual world of Second Life, with enough people, the money should flow, right? Currently, that’s not entirely been the case for those business currently in residence, though enough have tried […]


Skitch! Net lingo for sketch…


It’s not often that something comes along that truly impresses me. It’s all the more galling to be as impressed as I am knowing that the guys behind Skitch, the all-round image editor are Australian… For those not in the know, we British have an intriguing love-hate relationship with our Antipodean cousins, but I’ll attempt […]


Twitter4Skype: IM meets micro-blogging


Me, I usually get technology news second-hand. I’m not among the industry movers & shakers. I stand on the sidelines and watch the major players throw each other around and I look to the ground and make a best guess about where they’re likely to land. That’s technology trends for you. So taking that analogy […]


Search to get a social Sproose up?


If I had more time, I’d have written a similar web application to Sproose myself. It’s that next logical step, and it’s got that immediate it’s-about-damn-time factor about it. What am I talkin’ about? I’m talkin’ about search with a splash of democracy about it, that’s what… I happened upon Sproose, the user-powered search engine […]