When I talk and give workshops I often have a slide stating my concern for the demise of stories on the web. Of course some people use Twitter for just that. Disposable throw-away comments. I doubt micro-bloggers and journalists always feel the same way. Or the people who use twitter instead of email. Or those serialising novels through these channels, seeding projects, replacing letter … [Read more...] about A tweet is not just a tweet – Linkrot and our digital history.
For the last few days I've been sharing more selectively and yet i've written more than I have in a long time. As I have been recovering from my recent operation, most of what I have written has been offline. The recent update to the app 'Day One' has had me now adding photos to my daily diary. There is something liberating about writing a blog for an audience of one. It's not a cheap app, but … [Read more...] about Social Networks Aren’t Free
For me a community is not tied to a geographical area. It's more an area of common life. I live across a number of communities. Family, friends, work, and a number of geeky tech loving groups who exist both on the web and in physical space. Some hold a fellowship of solidarity and trust. Others merely contain a group of peope who share a common interest. Either way these communities are really … [Read more...] about Reinventing Communication & Protecting Community
The web is generational, progressive. We have truly hit web 2.0. Nowadays we acquire our social-technological skills through the internet, less face-to-face and much more face-to-screen. At school I talked and wrote letters. At Uni and the following years spent traveling, it was email. More recently it is mobile phone, email, text, I.M., forums and v.o.i.p. Most, if not all of my friends today … [Read more...] about Facebook – innocent social networking website, or high tech spy network?
(If you have not subscribed to the podcast already, you can listen to the mp3 here or read the text below. There are some great tunes on the podcast though..) Facebook - innocent social networking website, or high tech spy network? The web is generational, progressive. We have truly hit web 2.0. Nowadays we acquire our social-technological skills through the internet, less face-to-face and … [Read more...] about Episode 28 – Facebook