Tag Archives: social

The Next Challenge

Last month I departed Xumii after a fantastic two and a half years. It was my absolute pleasure to lead such a massively talented group of Engineers to build our mobile social networking platform. What a ride we shared! From … Continue reading

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Social Browsing on your iPhone with Safari Browser Extensions

Plug-ins, add-ons, extensions – every desktop browser supports them: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari. Third party developers can easily add features to these web browsers to enhance our web browsing pleasure. But what about the mobile browser on … Continue reading

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GeoMeme adds Google Buzz to detect real-time geo-located trends

If you’ve been using Google Buzz on a mobile phone recently, you would know that you can choose between two filters to the real-time stream of content: Social – choose ‘Following’ to filter the stream based on your social graph, … Continue reading

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Murdoch should worry less about the Googlebot and more about social media

I remember in January 2000, old media mogul Rupert Murdoch said he was not going to waste his money buying any ‘dotcom’ upstarts. The very next day, AOL bought Time Warner. Not the other way around! Murdoch had apparently failed … Continue reading

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OpenAustralia Hackfest: ‘Mobile + Geo + Social’ slides

I popped into the OpenAustralia Hackfest at the weekend to learn and talk about some of the latest developments in the Gov2.0 revolution. There are now some quite interesting public datasets available, and the developer community is hard at work … Continue reading

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GeoMeme: measure and share real-time local twitter trends

I am pleased to announce the launch of GeoMeme, the fun way to measure and share real-time local twitter trends. I got thinking about this when a recent Los Angeles earthquake was being measured in tweets per second rather than … Continue reading

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How to measure Twitter trending topics

2009 has already seen some big Twitter moments, including Michael Jackson’s death and memorial service, #iranelection, Oprah’s mainstreaming, and the race between @aplusk and @cnn to reach 1 million followers. But how can we objectively measure and compare the scale … Continue reading

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Wave goodbye to spam

Google Wave combines the best of email, instant messaging and real-time collaborative editing into a new form of online communication. The email paradigm of ‘send and receive’ is replaced with a model of hosted conversations, in which “people can communicate … Continue reading

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Mobile Social Technology and Alternate Reality Gaming (ARG)

Today I spent an enjoyable couple of hours at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), learning about Multi Platform Content, and talking about Mobile Social Technology & Alternate Reality Gaming (ARG). We examined some emerging mobile social technologies, … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between user generated content and user generated rubbish? Comments please…

Some user generated content (UGC) is genuine, honest, credible, reputable, trustworthy, valuable, quality information. But some is rubbish (let’s call that UGR), including deliberately misleading propaganda, biased blog comments, bogus product reviews, spam, veiled advertising, and bad poetry (or is … Continue reading

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Social data portability: who benefits?

In 2006, a certain old-media tycoon reportedly asked Mark Zuckerberg, the 20-something founder of Facebook, “how can I build a social network like Facebook?” Zuckerberg replied “You can’t!” What Zuckerberg meant was that Facebook hadn’t set out to ‘build’ a … Continue reading

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SearchWiki + OpenSocial = mainstream social search?

Google today launched a rather massive change to its core search product. SearchWiki adds some innocuous buttons to your search results page, enabling Digg -style voting and Friendfeed -style commenting on each result. I think this feature might prove valuable … Continue reading

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Can I break the internet with an infinite social feedback loop?

Thought for the day… if my Facebook status is updated by my Twitter feed, or Jaiku, and gets reported in my Plaxo Pulse, which is spotted by my FriendFeed, which sends an update to Twitter, which updates my Facebook status … Continue reading

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Social Graphing

For a while I’ve had a niggling problem with social networking sites. I’ve already set up my LinkedIn network and my Facebook friends, so why should I have to do it all again on every other site that has decided … Continue reading

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