26th Jul 2011
Networks help understand the math of cities

Networks help understand the math of cities

This is an interesting talk on the math of cities and companies. Geoffrey West casts some interesting insight into biology, cities and networks. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this...

24th Jul 2011
Ideas + Narratives + Symbols + Leaders = Social Movements

Ideas + Narratives + Symbols + Leaders = Social Movements

Maajid Nawaz, former Islamist extremist casts light on a new model for our identity. Behavior which was predated by religion and nation. All made possible by new social tools. This...

24th Jul 2011
Google+ vs. Facebook

Google+ vs. Facebook

This morning I got a report Make Magazine that Google+ had suspended a profile.  In this case was somebody from the hacking and making community who has been speaking out...

21st Jul 2011

Google+

Google+ is now being used successfully as a conference and meet-up tool by the hacker community. This is a significant development. People using a tool for actual collaboration. Given how new...

06th Jun 2011
Philosophy behind data collection in social tools and systems

Philosophy behind data collection in social tools and systems

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02nd Jun 2011
Viral example: Shuffle

Viral example: Shuffle

Here’s another example of something that is viral (A school teacher was telling me that the kids were all doing it at school). It has the elements I mentioned in...

26th May 2011
What is a “viral video”?

What is a “viral video”?

I think these three videos and the youtube channel illustrate a very important point (below) about social media. The first video was uploaded May 8th and already has 800,000 views....

01st May 2011

Facebook sucks but…

Facebook gets a lot of bad press when people have private information disclosed. Many people do not trust facebook because of this. But I’m glad they don’t suck as much as...

15th Mar 2011
Social Animal

Social Animal

Learn about: Mindsite, Equapoise, Metis, Sympathy (work within groups), Blending, Limerence Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with...

27th Feb 2011
Optimizely AB Testing

Optimizely AB Testing

I attended HackOTT yesterday. It was an amazing event. I had the pleasure of hang out with Edward of Shopify. He told me about Optimizely. This is an A B...

21st Jan 2011
Your friends have more friends than you

Your friends have more friends than you

On average, your friends have more friends than you do. This counter intuitive but generally true claim is known as the “friendship paradox”. I suggest two approaches to get your...

05th Jan 2011

Social Capacity: How many Facebook friends do you have?

While having a brew recently I noticed a man conversing. His voice stood out for me and I couldn’t figure out why so I invited him and his friend to...