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Communication Social Media & Social Networking Society & Culture

Face Beats Phone, Beats IM, Beats Email

Precedence is an important property to understand. If you are sitting in a pub with friends and someone sends an SMS text message to your mobile phone, then the conversation you are having with your friends should take precedence over the text message…

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Skitch, the photo Social Network?

When it comes to Social Networking and more specifically micro-blogging, it’s like every seat in the house has been taken. What with Pownce, Jaiku and Twitter buying up all of the private boxes, while everyone else is left to scrounge around in cheap seats. But if a picture says a thousand words, maybe the best […]

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Communication Internet Legal & Politics Social Media & Social Networking

Social Networks: your data, on-demand

There was a time when we created discrete, often well-formed by largely isolated island states of data. Then the Web went all two-point-oh, and oh how things changed… In the first installment, I looked at the problem of Social Media Fatigue and a possible cure. The cure being an open, secure and portable means of […]

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Social Networks: immersive 3D worlds

There’s something inherent in the trust we bestow on someone when after a time of anonymity, we finally get to see their face. Think of the number of people you know on the ‘Net and you know neither their real name, nor what they look like. Yet we often trust these people implicitly. But if […]

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Social Networks: mobile micro-blogging

Social Networks aren’t these rigid edifices, tethered to servers, themselves ensconced in air-conditioned rooms somewhere in the world. No, technology is best served as an enabler to life, love and business. And what do we know about life, love and business? They’re often on the move… In the first installment, I looked at the problem […]