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del.icio.us links for 2007-07-19

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July 19th, 2007 at 8:26 am

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How Twitter Creates a Social Sixth Sense

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Nice article at Wired magazine by Clive Thompson on how Twitter (and other multi input micro-blogging platforms) helping us to keep tabs on ‘life-framework’ of our friends. I have to agree. Some of my colleagues are posting regular twit-updates, providing me the context, mood and tonality of the moment he/she is in, making the interaction much easier. Still not ‘getting it’? Get a Twitter account first – you will know!

Twitter and other constant-contact media create social proprioception. They give a group of people a sense of itself, making possible weird, fascinating feats of coordination.

For example, when I meet Misha for lunch after not having seen her for a month, I already know the wireframe outline of her life: She was nervous about last week’s big presentation, got stuck in a rare spring snowstorm, and became addicted to salt bagels. With Dodgeball, I never actually race out to meet a friend when they report their nearby location; I just note it as something to talk about the next time we meet.

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July 18th, 2007 at 4:17 pm

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del.icio.us links for 2007-07-18

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July 18th, 2007 at 8:23 am

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Web2.0 and Us : Monkeys on Treadmills

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Steve nailed it!

I am crunching the tech news daily too, for a long time now!

In 2003 it was Friendster and Linked In.

Then in 2004, thanks in part to the election, blogging began to get really big.

The year 2005 brought us photocasting (Flickr) podcasting (iTunes) and vodcasting via YouTube. By the way note the headlines “Internet craze” headlines listed here circa 2005.

In 2006 we saw a big revival in social networks with MySpace (a client) as well as the virtual world boom.

This year it’s all about micro – Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce plus little web apps everywhere, on widget platforms, Facebook, the iPhone.

All of this leads me to the photo above. The Web 2.0 construction boom is bigger now than it ever was. Techcrunch, Scobleizer and Mashable leave me all breathless. It’s like watching the cranes of Dubai rise. We’re a million monkeys running on treadmills, chasing the latest banana. Myself included!

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July 17th, 2007 at 8:28 am

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del.icio.us links for 2007-07-13

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July 13th, 2007 at 8:24 am

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