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From Neil Papworth to Allo SMS with Voice: Fifteen years of Short Message Service

December 9, 2007

SMS is part of our lives and has already become a medium, perhaps one of the most popular social mediums used by people. Advertising via SMS is a business. While many companies pay mobile phone subscribers to agree SMS advertisement will be landing in their mobile set, there are others, like James Robinson of Australian […]

Bubble 2.0? Laugh until you cry.

December 7, 2007

“Need a good domain name, must be cheap, can’t be lame Something cool like Flickr, Meebo Wikiyou, Mahalo, Bebo Telephone without the T Diggg but with a triple G Make your elevator switch Code it up and hit the switch.” Anyone who was part of the IT industry back in 1999 knows the word “bubble” […]

Access Denied: Twitter joins blocked site list in the United Arab Emirates

December 6, 2007

If you made a reactionary old fashioned stuck in the past bad guy angry you must have done some good. Thus, my congratulations go to Twitter this morning for joining the lauded halls of the sites banned for speaking too freely. As reported by mashable.com, the United Arab Emirates has just decided that its residents […]

SweetSecondLife: ranking SecondLife news

November 25, 2007

Sweet Second Life use the SocialRank technology to monitor Second Life sites by analyzing how sites and users link, connect, and discuss each other’s content and determine today’s hottest articles and bloggers in the field. How else could we possibly know, for example, that the crime for President John F. Kennedy’s shooting, has just been […]

From Columbine to Kaarst: the new nihilistic terror wave

November 23, 2007

We, the real people who send our children to school don’t have any ECHELONs, CTUs, SD-6s or 8200s units to inform us when a new type of threat emerges, but we still have to realize the sad news: As if we didn’t have enough of them already, a new form of anomic or nihilistic terror […]

Shendoku: Shen Kua style sociable Sudoku project

November 21, 2007

Shendoku is a “Sociable Sudoku” multi player game of “skills, bluffing and cunning”. The concept for the game originated with an educational project researching the Chinese mathematician, astronomer and inventor Shen Kua and the play reminds the famous Battleships game. According to shendoku.com “the development team decided to put themselves in the shoes of Shen […]

Social Media to the Power of 7 Squared

November 16, 2007

Greg Verdino of the Crayon marketing company and of my favorite marketing bloggers gave this presentation today within a PR News Online webinar on social media public relations. Titled “Social Media to the Power of 7 Squared” his part of the event focuses on the “basics of blogger outreach and some simple ways to use […]

Friends who dugg this and Freeze Frame Urban Photography

November 15, 2007

I admit to have been neglecting my digging activity lately, mainly due to my daughter’s new Varicella-Zoster feature. Yet, today when I checked on my shouts and followed this digg post from my friend suxmonkey (who also runs the WebUrbanist blog), I noticed something has changed and this new cool “friends who dugg this” ajax […]

Mediasnackers age: an unsnacked observation

November 7, 2007

“It’s time to acknowledge that in a truly multimedia environment of 2025, most Americans don’t need to understand more than a hundred or so words at a time, and certainly will never read anything approaching the length of an old-fashioned book. We need a frank reassessment of where long-form literacy itself lies in the spectrum […]

Jathia’s Wager: Open Source Social Movie Making

November 3, 2007

The opening scene in the first draft of Jathia’s Wager shows a group of people is led by an old man to the edge of a dark forest looking outside into a new world: EXT. GRASS FIELD – DAY: A dark forest sits at the end of a perfectly maintained sea of grass. Small clusters […]