Archive | Social computing

17 May 2010 ~ 3 Comments

The Power of Crowdfunding: Diaspora

The largest Kickstarter project ever: 4 soon-to-be grads from NYU posted a project to fund their internships for the summer with a request for $10K to build the beginnings of an open-source, distributed Facebook.

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07 November 2009 ~ 6 Comments

The reason for Twitter’s downfall

Going against sensible practice I am making the prediction that Twitter as a company will ultimately fail to live up to its current expectations — or at the very least, survive as a shell of its former self. Twitter as a concept, however, will succeed. To explain. Many have listed their reasoning for Twitter’s ultimate […]

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10 September 2009 ~ 1 Comment

The Fractured Digital Life: How many more social and media sharing sites can we handle?

What doesn’t exist yet is a useful, intuitive dashboard that allows for digital lifestyle aggregation. The problem is some content I don’t want to miss — certain feeds, contacts from friends, emails — while other content I am happy to look in on occasionally — Twitter, links posted by friends, news sites.

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25 August 2009 ~ 3 Comments

The magic Dunbar number: Why Communist societies and operating groups should be fewer than 150 people

If you have plans to start a Communist society, it would behoove you to cap your group at 150 and cut yourself off from the rest of the world, because after that point, it becomes nearly impossibly for everyone to know who everyone else is while also understanding their interrelationships.

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