Category Archives: socialmedia

Wikileaks, the Christmas gift that keeps on giving

Wikileaks heralds the end of secrets. The primacy of privacy is eroding, as anyone on Facebook can attest.  Now the shift has hit governments around the world.  They are shaken and stirred, and gone forever is our tacit acceptance that information held by government agencies should be silo-ed and untouchable. Everyone, all of us, are now accountable for our… Read More »

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Are virtual worlds off the boil ?

The August release of Gartner’s 2010 hype cycle for emerging technologies, which sees Virtual Worlds lodged in the pit of the disillusionment trough, has generated some interesting discussion in the blogosphere. VW’ds marketing consultant Mary Ellen Gordon asks why this has occurred, especially in light of Gartners’ much quoted 2007 declaration’ that by 2012, 80… Read More »

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Tweeting Dee and Tweeting Dumb

Anyone else care to add to my  list of dumb tweets? Here’s the first which came in just now: ‘I’m going to bed before I tweet something I regret’. Oh, and Clay Shirky presents his insights on Twitter as co-design here. Thanks to Jay Rosen at NYU for the heads-up.

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