Is Wordpress a CMS? →
Suzan says: “To punt WordPress as a CMS is to force it to punch way above its natural weight class.” But is this notion of content still valid? I believe it’s more about streams and relationships than content. Content has become fluid.
Steve Boriss's suggests CPFM ("Cost per fragmented... →
Fragmented news imply different cpm for every market segment (“cost per fragmented thousands”). But: Have there ever been cost per unbroken thousands?
Structural Social Network Theory →
Gregory Schnese argues that U2U (user to user) networks are endangered by the “social network death spiral”. When users leave, the value for other users decreases and they may also leave the network. But “pillars” (static, non-regular user entities) can hold a network together. So, it is all a question of finding the right mixture of user centered and object centered social...
From an interview with Vilém Flusser, 1991
Interviewer: Do you sometimes talk about things, you don't know anything about?
Vilém Flusser: Almost always.
Using Mobile Phones to Understand Ourselves and... →
With all our new mobile equipment we collect more and more data about ourselves. The big question is, Nathan correctly asks: What to do with all the data? Maybe we have already reached the point where all the data we automatically collect takes a whole human life to watch and analyse. Phil K. Dick certainly would love this kind of half life.
Faviki uses Wikipedia and DBpedia for semantic... →
The new bookmarking service Faviki lets you use Wikipedia pages to tag articles. A big plus: Tags could be translated in other languages with a mouseclick. I am wondering why Wikipedia is not used more often as a semantic repository.
MuxFind: search for Muxtapes →
My interface to the one of the oldest examples of user generated social content alive - the mixtape.
Digital Outlook Report 2008 →
“making meaningful connections with customers in a digital world is increasingly complex”
Friend Feed Rooms Replace Mailing Lists →
Chris Heuer thinks that rooms could (should?) replace old fashioned mailing lists. But: No matter how important Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook etc. will become. My mailbox will remain the first thing to check. And if forget to read my feeds or to visit FriendFeed, I will not know what happens in my rooms. Mailing list is a stubborn medium. Sometimes I need just that.
Using Friendfeed, Caught in a Social Media Turbine →
Nice account on how to get lost in streamspace. I especially like the concept of a “social media turbine”. Maybe that’s what we’re looking for?
New York Times Embraces Link Journalism -... →
That’s what I always wanted to see. Thinking beyond “links are sending people away”. I wonder whether German newspapers will learn this culture of links before they’re history.
Sit back and let Kawasaki, Scoble and Winer do the thinking.
Violence on GoogleMaps →
How pointing a gun while the Google photo car passes can give you a few minutes of fame
Pheedo Blog: Gawker Media Taps the Revenue... →
Is the Gawker Media business model for RSS monetization an exception or could it be also applied on smaller sites? Do you make money out of your feeds?
Noosphere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia →
Wikipedia says, “the noosphere is best described as a sort of ‘collective consciousness’ of human-beings. It emerges from the interaction of human minds” What a concise description of Twitter.
Media Literacy Audit - Report on UK children's... →
The report says that “the internet is much more likely to be used for sourcing information than television, which is largely used for fun and relaxation.” And mobile phones could be classified as contact machines. The numbers are impressive: 30% of 12-15 are using TV to relax, 27% for fun and only 21% to find out or learn things. The internet is not at all about relaxation (3%), while...
Fred Wilson wrote: “[T]here is a lot to be gained from living publicly...– via avc.blogs.com
“FriendFeed is taking over all my online social activity.” But:...– via webomatica.com