Category Archives: Using Weblogs and Technology

The Circles We Move In

Seb Paquet put me on to a free (limited, demo) app called TouchGraph that analyzes all your ‘friends’ on Facebook, and colour-codes them depending on the number of connections they have to your other friends. Mine is shown above, with … Continue reading

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Google+: On Communities, Circles, Friendship and Love

A member of my community, visiting my yard yesterday I‘ve signed up, somewhat reluctantly, for Google+, the latest foray by Google into the quagmire of social networking. Given the failure of Orkut, Buzz and (the one I really liked) Google … Continue reading

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The Ten Most Important Questions I Heard at Northern Voice 2010

I‘m at NV10, the annual bloggers’ conference in Vancouver BC, and what has impressed me most so far is the questions I have heard. With dozens of rapid-fire simultaneous sessions, there is not enough time for thorough answers, but the … Continue reading

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What Are You Going to Do When the Internet’s Gone?

Cartoon by Jack Ziegler in the New Yorker. You can buy his stuff here. What are you going to do when the Internet’s gone? That is the question that no one dares ask. I’m not talking about Net Neutrality and … Continue reading

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Google Wave (continued): The Conversation Becomes the Process, and Even the Product

BLOG Google Wave (continued): The Conversation Becomes the Work-Product Back in June, I wrote about the new (it’s being rolled out, slowly, starting this fall) GWave product as representing “the wikification of conversation.” The more I think about it, and play … Continue reading

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Smart Phones: What Comes Next

BLOG Smart Phones: What Comes Next A few years ago I made a pitch to one of the large cellphone manufacturers to create a smart phone that could, to some extent, become a ‘buddy’ — it could remind you of … Continue reading

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Google Wave: The Wikification of Conversation

BLOG Google Wave: The Wikification of Conversation At a meeting of Canadian IT leaders today, I was charged with explaining Google Wave to them. The objective was for them to appreciate how GWave will change the way people in business … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Twitter: Doubly Addictive

BLOG The Psychology of Twitter OK, let me start by saying I’m a Twitter user and fan. But something about it disturbs me. Like the near-defunct Usenet, the now-collapsing MySpace, and the soon to collapse under its own weight Facebook, … Continue reading

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Clay Shirky on Helping People Find You, Content as Mere Conversation Fodder, and Letting Users Identify Their Needs

BLOG Clay Shirky on Helping People Find You, Content as Mere Conversation Fodder, Letting Users Identify Their Needs, and the Formula for Effective Social Networking Back to Toronto early from the BALLE conference in Denver this past weekend. I wrenched … Continue reading

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Making a Living From Your Blog: A Mini-Book-Review

BLOG Making a Living From Your Blog As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, citing Seth Godin’s link to it, Chris Guillebeau has written a free, downloadable manual on how to make a decent living ($50,000 per year or … Continue reading

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