Tagged: theory


The internet makes me think in the present tense

The now-ness of the Internet engenders impulsive, unthinking responses over considered ones, and a tendency to think of communications as a way to bark orders or fend off those of others. I want to satisfy the devices chirping and vibrating in my pockets, only to make them stop. Instead of looking at each digital conversation […]

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Intellectual Pointillism

I’m a big fan of long, continuous texts of course, but I’ve started to think about what digital is doing to my reading and thinking habits as a kind of intellectual pointillism, where my own thoughts and those of many others are forming a kind of continuum. That all these little bits of text, and […]

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Escalante Blue

The name of my company, Taste of Blue is taken from a William Gibson quote but I love how Matt Webb defines and relates blue to the internet in his Escalante presentation : Blue is a good colour. It’s the colour of Neptune, of course; it’s the colour of the future of humanity. It is […]

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Is The Tipping Point Toast?

An interesting counterpoint to some of Gladwell’s theories in Tipping Point. (oups, article is old and book even older)

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Complexity And Humanity – Freesouls

The set of human systems necessary for action in this complex, unpredictable set of conditions, combining rationalization with human agency, learning and adaptation, is as different from managed systems and perfect markets as the new Toyota is from the old General Motors, or as the Internet now is from AT&T then. The hallmarks of these […]

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Target Micromedia

What we’ve found: When it comes to spreading a story, the mainstream media isn’t as important as the micromedia. Being written up at the right blogs has had way more impact for us than the press we’ve gotten in big-circulation publications. —Target micromedia

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End of Web 2Dot0, Beginning of Web Infinity

Scott at Monkey Bites reviews all the bloggers lookin for trafic by proclaiming the end of Web 2.0 and takes a more level headed and logical approach. Quickly; crap will die, doesn’t mean the end of the industry.

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Visitors & Residents

A much better way (if you have to have one) to separate users, Not ‘Natives’ & ‘Immigrants’ but ‘Visitors’ & ‘Residents’ (via Philippe)

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Wagging the Long Tail of Love

That is not true about profits. Economically, the more the long tail expands, the more stuff there is to compete with our limited attention as an audience, the more difficult it is for a creator to sell profitably. Or, the longer the tail, the worse for sales. But if we view the long tail as […]

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Happiness as Your Business Model

A brilliant deck by Tara Hunt, plulling a lot of threads together in this presentation; Happiness as Your Business Model. | View | Upload your own

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C’est pas virtuel merde

Un excellent post de Sylvain, L’internet c’est réel qui relève un point extrèmement irritant; de qualifier l’internet de virtuel. Le terme virtuel fait du sens quand on compare le “lieu” lui-même, oui un forum de discussion est virtuel parce qu’il n’existe nulle part—quand on compare à un bar qu’on peut toucher—mais ça s’arrête là. Que […]

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Content Is Becoming a Commodity

What this means for us as bloggers and new media creators is that the very technologies that we have grown to love are the same forces that are turning our efforts, be them our words, our videos, our music, our photos, or anything we create, into a commodity – something that has little monetary value […]

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You Weren’t Meant to Have a Boss

And founders and early employees of startups, meanwhile, are like the Birkenstock-wearing weirdos of Berkeley: though a tiny minority of the population, they’re the ones living as humans are meant to. In an artificial world, only extremists live naturally.—You Weren’t Meant to Have a Boss

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Music Lessons

Instead, in an age when it’s cheaper than ever to design something, to make something, to bring something to market, the smart strategy is to have a dumb strategy. Keep your costs low and go with your instincts, even when everyone says you’re wrong. Do a great job, not a perfect one. Bring things to […]

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Facebook Is Just A Game

And now the next phase of learning is happening right before our eyes and we don’t realize it. Facebook users are discovering social media’s opportunities and pitfalls. They’re learning to blog and micro-blog, post pictures and videos online, They’re learning the proper etiquette in a social media environment.—Facebook Is Just A Game

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