Tag Archives: Internet

Dueling social networks: Google+ and Facebook

Although I’m using Google+ I know absolutely nothing about it. And I’ve yet to find the time to really explore it. The comforting thing is knowing that no one else knows anything about it. Everything is speculation. People using it … Continue reading

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Nothing is secure; no one is anonymous

No matter how sophisticated technology is, it always has one big hurtle it can’t overcome: us. How we use something — how we behave — will always condition technology, either by how it is designed or how it is used. … Continue reading

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Curation the first trend of 2011

We are only a week into the new year and already it has its Internet trend: curation. I’m particularly struck by this trend for both positive and negative reasons. I’ll get the negative one out of the way first. It’s … Continue reading

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Our misinformation age

In our digital age we have buckets of information and much of it is easily accessible. I can go online and with a bit of hunting find out all kinds of things about my neighbours, friends, strangers and you. Many … Continue reading

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Breadth, depth and brains

I’ve always liked Nicholas Carr for his skepticism. Unlike contrarians, who take opposing views for their own sake, Carr as a skeptic asks questions, the kinds that challenge assumptions. Challenging assumptions is good for the brain. I’ve just picked up … Continue reading

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