Tag: Web 2.0

Why Do I Write What I Think About Technology?

Tomorrow the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be released to the public. For some reason Apple has never offered me the hardware to review ahead of a public launch, so I’ll be very close to the front of the line. After the purchase I’ll start reviewing the handset online, with my first impressions at the end of the day and a more refined review a week or two later. Thinking about how to review the device has sent me down an interesting mental path, partly because of the reaction to the existing coverage of the iPhone 7 and

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The ‘lost’ right to delete your content

Of course, the forced replacement of “delete” with “archiving” is presented as benevolent. Yet, if it were truly benevolent, we’d not have the right to lose forever taken from us. It would be offered as a choice. Of course, given that choice, we might well just do that and delete and that would spoil the wishes of the Timeline paranoids – their paranoia based on a fear of gaps, of holes and of empty spaces they do not own and control. Paul Levy, on an issue he marks as “an over-dramatic sounding article about what, at first glance, might look

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NYT looks at the future of Delicious with the YouTube founders

 But Mr. Chen said the team also “liked the idea of saving one of the original Web 2.0 companies that started the social sharing movement on the Web.” He added: “There was some sense of history. We were genuinely sad that it would be shut down.” It might be a nice puff piece from the New York Times, but many of us, including myself, liked Delicious. Whether Chen and Hurley can revamp the service and still keep its core feeling is going to be interesting. Is this going to be a Ron Moore Galactica, or Galactica 1980? Time will tell…

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Geekstack taps into the real world of successful promotion

You may remember a while back that I talked about Geekstack a start-up hoping to build both a collectible trading card game and an educational tool to promote science by making the scientists the heroes. Guess what arrived in the post this week? That’s right, just one Geekstack card. Which I think is a genius marketing move. Arguably this is little more than a business card, but Peter Christensen has pushed this as a sample card – and by putting a physical card out it builds emotion and connection to a product that might be available in beta decks just

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Technology and the Edinburgh Fringe

having been through the Fringe guide many times to plan out some of the adventures of the Fringe Podcast, I noticed back in June a number of shows that were leveraging technology such as online chat-rooms, Facebook and various other real time internet sites to start or drive their plot. “That’s worth a closer look,” I thought. And the results of that examination can now be read over on the BBC News website: This should not come as a great surprise. There is more emotional activity happening online every day, from relationships and marriage proposals, to storytelling, describing the world

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