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The Facebook Guinea Pigs

“Let’s conduct an online experiment.” It sounds innocuous enough, that is unless you run one of the largest online social networks, and you didn’t tell the participants. The story centres around the publication of a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) under the rather […]

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Facebook Pages – can business learn from musicians?

I’ve been thinking about this recently as I’ve found myself in a new musical collaboration and have set up a Facebook page as our first port of call. I’m slightly potty about music, especially new music, so I follow a fair few myself, Facebook pages that is, and I know what works for me. What […]

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FOAF – Building Networks With a Friend of a Friend

FOAF? What’s it all about then? Technology is terrible for having interesting things buried in acronyms or abbreviations. FOAF is one of those gems and I’ve been intending to write about it for a long while. Thank you to Dave Terrar (and  weaverluke) for the nudge. These days we are all a bit social on-line. We have always been […]

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Going Hyper-Local – Location Based Internet

Over the last year I’ve been playing with a number of location based services. I should explain my fascination, since it is even stranger than you think. Way back when I first encountered communications networks I was gripped by the way they enabled me to reach across geographies. Suddenly I could speak with people all […]

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Not So Private Data

The issue of identity information isn’t as simple as private or public, unshared or shared. In the Internet age, searchablility and discoverability are also factors, as well as the more granular way we can choose to share data. Computers give the illusion that we can control what we share and who we share it with. […]

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Who’s are you? The Question of stolen (bits of) identity

I was wandering the streets of London this week, in a productive way of course, when I saw a familiar face. I nodded and he nodded back. “Are you who I think you are?” I said. “Well, that very much depends on who you think I am, doesn’t it?” he said.

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What will Enterprise 2.0 look like? Some Thoughts from Crystal Balls

The technology used in businesses is changing rapidly. The technologies we use in the office today would have been the stuff of science fiction just a few decades ago. New technologies are arriving faster than most businesses can adapt and adopt. Within this change is the potential for both increasing, and decreasing, productivity. What is […]

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