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Errant ego spammers endanger Engadget solidarity

“Comment and be known”. Sparking a conversation with your readers is the most important thing a writer / blogger can do. But for some, moderating those comments and managing the personalities that use comments for their own personal digital deification can be a major challenge — as both Engadget and myself have learned…

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Florida lawyers, judges barred from ‘unethical’ social networking?

According to a recent legal ethics ruling in Florida, lawyers and judges are barred from “friending” on Facebook, Twitter et al. Since when did ethics take on the role of censoring personal relationships?

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Wising up to “Smart Grid” energy technology

Big industry is wising up to “Smart Grid” energy technologies, to help cut costs and energy waste. But can those same technologies be useful to home owners around the world?

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Twitter lists give the finger to #followfriday?

“Sorry, you’re not on the list.” Oh, the burn. And if you’re on Twitter, the indignation is now monumentally public. But then I’m reminded of what my mother told me: it’s not quantity but quality that counts. And sometimes, the who is better than the what…

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The myth of human consciousness and accidental AI

Intuition is a wonderful thing. But being self-aware is really over rated. Most animals apparently manage very well without a consciousness. So does it matter so much that we can blush? As for choice, such things might be nothing more than an intricate illusion…