Tag Archives: techno

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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Speaking in HTTP/1.1

I’m a big fan of Hypertext Transfer Protocol. I am particularly fond of HTTP status codes and the meanings they convey with such concise and precise brevity. I just don’t GET why they are not used more often in natural … Continue reading

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Anathem

I’ve just finished Neal Stephenson’s latest epic novel “Anathem”. It might be described as a philosophical techno-adventure comedy with aliens. Highly recommended. Here’s the widget of the book of Stephenson’s exceptional mind… It’s fascinating to trace one of the founding … Continue reading

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Xumii @ DEMOfall

We’re going to DEMOfall ’08, how exciting! Stand 61.

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World of Spectrum

Recently I was contacted by Gerard Sweeney over at World of Spectrum, the consummate digital museum of all things related to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Gerard was asking if the details on the WoS database about MegaFruit were accurate, including … Continue reading

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so how did I get here?

Here’s a video interview recorded a few months ago with Sally and Steve from LaVolta, and brought to you by Viocorp. If I look younger, it’s because it was pre-Xumii! http://play.viostream.com/?play=7EF806B6-EDE1-441D-967B-0D8D20550D22

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iphone.hitching.net and m.hitching.net launch

Thanks to the wonderful MoFuse I have been able to launch two mobile websites while sitting in bed tonight; iphone.hitching.net if you are one of the 1,000,000 people who bought a shiny new iPhone 3G over the weekend, and m.hitching.net … Continue reading

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Xumii Public Beta

Today Xumii moved out of stealth mode and into public beta, with integration to Facebook, Windows Live Messenger, Google Chat, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM and Flickr on over 100 different devices.

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Live video streaming from your mobile phone

qik is live video streaming from your mobile phone; perhaps the next killer mobile app? Certainly the data charges would be near fatal in Australia, at 3Mb per minute for a 320 x 240 x 15 fps stream. Here’s looking … Continue reading

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Xumii emerges from Under the Radar

Xumii is unveiled today at the Under the Radar conference in Mountain View. “Take all your contacts from your social networks with you — on your phone!” Here’s Jennifer on stage:

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Xumii private beta launch

Today we launched Xumii in private beta. Xumii is an open mobile social messaging platform. More soon..!

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3G iPhone mod: upgrade your iPhone to 3G speed

When Applie released its iPhone last year as a 2.5G EDGE device, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one wondering why it wasn’t 3G. I thought it might have been a form factor issue. I imagined the product meeting where … 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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