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A revelation in social relevance and people-powered “found” engines

Power to people. Or so they say. In recent years, the social web has helped empower, enable, connect and cultivate personal and professional relationships all over the world. So what’s next?

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Apple Business Google Internet Microsoft Software & Hardware Technology

Google’s Chrome OS to make ‘net appliances shine?

Google Chrome OS is Google’s long-rumoured entry into the operating system arena. On the whole, Google are doing a good thing. But could Chrome OS also herald the dawn of the ‘net appliance?

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Who owns your authority on the web?

So who owns your authority on the web? I’m sure this sounds like an odd kind of question to ask, but it’s both very important and highly controversial. The obvious answer would be Google, but that’s to misunderstand their intentions and their technology…

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Blogging Google Internet SMO & SMM Social Media & Social Networking

The rise of the re-Tweet puts pressure on PageRank

To link is to like is to love. Or at least, that’s been my mantra for long enough. Problem is, Twitter and its ilk could be undermining the web itself. But if we link less, are we trusting less? No. We just need a better way to measure who and what we trust…

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Communication Internet Legal & Politics Media & Publishing Security & Privacy Social Media & Social Networking Society & Culture

When social media and censorship collide

When we think of moderated comments, the specter of censorship seems inevitable. But is censorship such a bad thing? The rise of social media suggests we ought to take the rough with the smooth, but why should we?