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Amplification & the changing role of media

by • October 13th, 2012

Reblogged from GigaOM: For the past few days, I have been thinking about the evolution of what media is and its expanded role in the information ecosystem. What got me thinking was Twitter co-founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey’s decision to blog his side of the story about his reduced role at Twitter. A few months ago, when […]

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The Business Model of Social Media: Who Owns the Presses?

by • October 1st, 2012

When Karl Marx asked: Who owns the presses? he was referring to the ability of wealthy private individuals to control the means of knowledge production and dissemination and thus, influence society as capital owners, not as citizens. The unequal voice of the bourgeoisie over the proletariat was what gave them undue social power. But what happens when the owners and generators of wealth (knowledge, information) shift and the result is a community that relies on the medium of production without the control of it?

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Too Much Social Media, Not Enough Social Message

by • July 30th, 2012

Web 2.0 Map

Social media is any networked information technology, tool or platform that derives its content and principal value from user engagement and permits those users to interact with that content. But last time I checked (in), the content stream being produced through my media stream was becoming a lot less social (Web 2.0) and more of […]

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Paulo Coelho on how he balances Twitter and Writing

by • February 1st, 2012

Documented@Davos: Paulo Coehlo, Author from Michelle Laird on Vimeo.Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist Paulo Coelho was recently interviewed by The New York Times while in Davos. The interview is a real gem. Coelho discusses his thoughts on the future of …

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Social Media Staycation

by • July 31st, 2011

18 days abroad and a bad set of Internet connections gave me a rare opportunity to take a break from social media. What happens when the lives we live online disappear, even momentarily? This week I came back from a wonderful trip to the United Kingdom and Germany to a social media world that had […]

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Tweet to tweet combat: @RitaJKing and @Josholalia

by • July 14th, 2011

Visual.ly showcases data visualizations and presently has one test you can do with your own data: see how you stack up against a celebrity. I chose to pit myself against @Josholalia. The results are intriguing! I’m a “workaholic” (it’s true, I’m like …

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Social Networks: Beyond the Numbers

by • July 8th, 2011

Powerful social network research is as much about having a good statistician as it is an anthropologist and together, they need to have the story that comes from it, woven together by the users.

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Hello and Goodbye, Len Sassaman

by • July 3rd, 2011

The late Len Sassaman at the 27th Chaos Communication Congress by Alexander Klink. It’s always a strange feeling–Facebook recommends someone who has 43 friends in common with you and yet you’ve never heard of her. Or you first hear about someone beca…

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