Category Archives: Using Weblogs and Technology

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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The Optimal Size of Groups

BLOG The Optimal Size of Groups Christopher Allen of the Life With Alacrity blog has expanded his articles on group size, with an article on community sizes and another on personal circle sizes. The latter are our own self-centred circles … Continue reading

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New E-mail Subscription Widget

The R-mail subscription service that I have had on this blog for several years has ceased operation. At right you will see a sign-up for a new subscription service from Feedburner (now owned by Google), that you can use to … Continue reading

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12 Tools That Will Soon Go the Way of Fax and CDs

I‘m preparing for a discussion forum on Friday in Quebec City, and one of the topics we’ll be discussing is how the “information behaviours” of Generation Millennium differ from those of previous generations, and what that means for the tools … Continue reading

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Memorandum to All Employees

Delivered By Hand To all employees: Beginning August 1st, you will no longer be able to send an e-mail to another employee of our organization. After some study, we have concluded that such e-mails are almost never the most efficient … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of E-mail

Last year I wrote an article on when not to use e-mail. In a nutshell, you shouldn’t use e-mail: To communicate bad news, complaints or criticism: Deliver it face to face or at least by phone. Not voice-mail either. When … Continue reading

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Blogroll Updated

King Parrot by Boron Homewood, from our Second Life Intentional Community’s art gallery. It took about 30 hours’ work, but I finally got my blogroll updated, with 170 broken links fixed and defunct blogs eliminated, and 130 new blogs added. … Continue reading

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Friday Flashback: What Blog Readers (and Writers) Want More Of

Buried at the bottom of my right sidebar is a list of what, from my experience, blog readers want more of, and what I, as a blog writer, want more of (from readers). It was initially my most popular post, … Continue reading

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