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Case study: Who gets born? pre-birth testing project - Good Practice Participate
how the government consulted on this bioethics issue: online and offline, informed commentary, etc.
gov2  social  software 
may 2013 by gnat
Surmounting the Insurmountable: Wikipedia Is Nearing Completion, in a Sense - Rebecca J. Rosen - The Atlantic
Jensen believes that there is a way out of this: "Wikipedia is now a mature reference work with a stable organizational structure and a well-established reputation. The problem is that it is not mature in a scholarly sense." Wikipedia should devote more resources toward getting editors access to higher-quality scholarship (in private databases like JSTOR), admission to military-history conferences, and maybe even training in the field of historiography, so that they could bring the articles up to a more polished, professional standard.
wikipedia  history  social  software 
october 2012 by gnat
Oct. 23: The Virtues and Vices of Election Prediction Markets -
$18k IntTrade bet on Romney, just to boost his "momentum" story? No identity for the trader, so no motivation known.
politics  wisdomofcrowds  social  software 
october 2012 by gnat
Asking the Right Questions - Expert Labs
q&a sites guidelines for asking the right type of questions
social  software 
january 2011 by gnat
Asking the Right Questions - Expert Labs
roundup of how different Q&A sites shape the questions people ask so as to make the sites useful
social  software  from instapaper
january 2011 by gnat
Cornell Chronicle: How social groups break into factions
Why do social groups fracture? A mathematical model from Cornell University may shed some light on the reasons
research  social  networking  from twitter_favs
january 2011 by gnat
Clay Shirky: How Twitter can make history | Video on
Clay is a fantastic speaker. Love his slide of the most clicked links on Twitter during Chinese earthquake: 9/10 were related to the earthquake. Last was laughingsquid's pointer to "kittens on a treadmill".
internet  culture  twitter  politics  social  software 
june 2009 by gnat
The Extraordinaries
"micro-volunteer opportunities via mobile phone"
mobile  crowndsourcing  collaboration  web2.0  social  software 
may 2009 by gnat
Antisocial networking « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
utter balls. Yes, social networks don't give the full range of social nuances humans have in f2f. But that doesn't make them useless, evil, or fail.
social  networking  wank 
march 2009 by gnat
"Asymmetrical Follow" (or lack thereof) on Dopplr
Nice graph showing distribution of people sharing trips on Dopplr, vs being shared.
viz  software  social 
december 2008 by gnat
A survey of corporate IT: The long nimbus | The Economist
The dominant model is still that people first labour individually and then merge their respective efforts, says Mr Mulholland [chief Technologist of CapGemini]
collaboration  social  software  cloud 
november 2008 by gnat
Twitter with tags and federation, designed as the message bus for human- and machine-readable messages. Tagging is the routing.
business  web2.0  social  software  twitter 
november 2008 by gnat
Keeping robots happy - Features - Taranaki Daily News
VUW Researchers building an autonomous bot that is programmed for frustration and anger.
social  robot  hardware  research  ai  ninetonoon  nz 
october 2008 by gnat
Lives - Facebook in a Crowd -
700 friends on Facebook, one shows up to a party.
social  software  web  facebook 
october 2008 by gnat
dConstruct 2008 notes | AlastairC
interesting for the Cognitive Bias talk and the Dopplr talk.
ux  social  software  brain 
september 2008 by gnat
trying this out. iTunes sharing and download
mac  osx  music  social 
september 2008 by gnat
Communities of practice
first bit is a very useful set of definitions
web  social  software 
september 2008 by gnat
Canting Dictionary
1736 dictionary of thieves cant. e.g., "CLICKET, Copulation of Foxes, and thence used in a Canting Sense, for that of Men and Women; as The Cull and the Mort are at Clicket in the Dyke."
language  history  social  fun  words 
august 2008 by gnat
OER's: Publishing is the Easy Part; Now, Let's Make Them More Usable | FunnyMonkey - Tools for Teachers
I've been giving a lot of thought lately to the question: what pieces of software (or culture around existing tools) need to be invented to create around educational materials the full power that the open source software movement has?
education  teaching  social  software 
august 2008 by gnat
I’m in Your Google Docs, Reading Your Spreadsheets - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog
The danger of re-entering email addresses. Of course, this is solved by application integration (OH NO HOW MICROSOFT!) which either forces us all to use gmail (oh fuck NO!) or for all apps to be extensible (aka roll over and lubricate for the insertion of a Google Docs plugin). Is this the future? Is it a Robocop Brazil nightmare or is it ... no wait, there aren't any soft-focus upbeat movies about the future, are there?
google  security  privacy  email  collaboration  social  software 
august 2008 by gnat
Clive Thompson on How Twitter Creates a Social Sixth Sense
"Twitter and other constant-contact media create social proprioception". Fancy words but accurate sentiment.
internet  social  media 
july 2008 by gnat
Social Networking + P2P = Tribler
friends get faster downloads from friends.
bittorrent  p2p  social  software  opensource 
july 2008 by gnat
LBS Musings
My theory: location is like "social network" -- a social network ungrounded in the things that connect people is ultimately pointless (hi, Orkut). An LBS unconnected to the relationships people have with locations is useless.
mobile  local  geo  social 
july 2008 by gnat
Epeus' epigone: How not to be viral
Hallelujah! Should be printed and sent to every marketing company in the world. Humans develop immunity to virality. Should be looking at less pathological metaphors for spreading.
organic  social  marketing 
june 2008 by gnat
Users Get Banned for Creating Branded Fan Pages - The Unofficial Facebook Blog
real craft would be in creating a place for real people to love something without it being under the thumb of Mr Brand Manager (who is inevitably a cock)
branding  marketing  facebook  social  software 
may 2008 by gnat
Olinda (Schulze & Webb)
"social networks in physical products", concept to watch
social  hardware 
may 2008 by gnat
Twitter / andy_house
andy's house twitters, thanks to mr house
home  automation  social  web  ubicomp 
april 2008 by gnat
Why the Future Generations process of change
"SEED (Self Evaluation for Effective Decisionmaking) is a process to mobilize communities and sustain change at the local level." further pointers welcomed on how to fire up a community to make a change
local  social  politics 
april 2008 by gnat
.CSV » group think
"I believe that crowd theory is inherently pernicious [...] fundamentally relies on a simplified model of individual behavior [...] by treating people as statistical stick-figures, we cheapen ourselves and, somehow, become less human." but doesn't sayhow
social  software  ai  politics 
april 2008 by gnat
tool to make wiki debates more effective
viz  social  software 
march 2008 by gnat
Life With Alacrity: Dunbar Triage: Too Many Connections
"Who will offer us a 21st century, internet-augmented take on Dale Carnegie and Emily Post?"
social  software  culture 
march 2008 by gnat
SSRN-Follow the Trend or Make a Difference: The Evolution of Collective Opinions by Fang Wu, Bernardo Huberman
if posters can't see previous opinions, a fair sample is obtained. if they can see previous opinions, successive posts have more extreme opinions. if it's hard to post and previous views are known, a selection bias softens out the extreme views.
social  software 
march 2008 by gnat
CRAN - Package sna
A range of tools for social network analysis, including node and graph-level indices, structural distance and covariance methods, structural equivalence detection, p* modeling, random graph generation, and 2D/3D network visualization.
social  data  viz  r 
march 2008 by gnat
02.13.2008 - So an EECS prof and an undergrad walk into a computer lab …
Berkeley researchers building social network for joke recommendations.
fun  social  software 
february 2008 by gnat - Homepage
community generating "rules of thumb", and rating them. unsure what value there is to ignorant masses voting on whether 1 bushel of apples makes 3 gallons of cider is accurate
community  social  web 
january 2008 by gnat
Social Graph Platform Wars on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
diagram captioning social networking sites as star wars. and social networking is becoming as boring as star wars prequels.
social  web 
december 2007 by gnat
Seth Levine's VC Adventure: The missing social network
I also prefer a zoned web, where some parts are for business and some are for friends. I also get grumpy when shopping and shit intrude on my friends. I want to see my friends' trails in other parts of town, but not be bombarded by them constantly.
web  social  software 
december 2007 by gnat
Pass The Popcorn! Study Finds That Film Enjoyment Is Contagious
when people watch a movie together, they study each other and retain or modify their expressions based on what they see. opinions vary when movies watched individually, concur when watched together. unconscious subjugation of the individual to the mass
culture  psychology  social  movies 
december 2007 by gnat
Playing tag |
social networking + bluetooth. In my opinion, a bad idea.
social  software  mobile 
december 2007 by gnat
ongoing · On Communication
graphing different aspects of communication
internet  social 
december 2007 by gnat
I Love My Chicken Wire Mommy at Ben Brown, Internet Rockstar
post mortem of consumating's points system for user contributions. didn't directly reward what they wanted to encourage, had barrier to entry for newcomers.
social  software  design 
november 2007 by gnat
Studyit: Studyit - for NCEA students
popular in NZ apparently, students helping students.
social  software  education 
september 2007 by gnat
Opening API to spammers ? - David Coallier
Some things to check out when I build a Facebook app.
spam  social  software  programming  facebook 
july 2007 by gnat
More on Social Capital, Historically Considered « Organizations and Markets
Pointers to social capital in history. I'll chase these links if I ever get interested in the rats nest of distributed wank metrics (sorry, trust metrics).
social  software  history  economics  toread 
july 2007 by gnat
Unskilled and Unaware of it
research showing how poorly people rate themselves
social  psychology  business  papers 
june 2007 by gnat
Neighbourhood Fix-It
from the mysociety folks
geo  community  social 
may 2007 by gnat
Freedom to Tinker » Blog Archive » Manipulating Reputation Systems
reputation systems are fraught with problems, and the most important systems survive because companies expend great effort to supplement the algorithms by investigating abuse and trying to compensate for it
web2.0  social  spam 
march 2007 by gnat
Wonderland: SXSW: Will Wright Keynote
great transcription of a thoughtful and energetic keynote delivered by Wil Wright at SXSW
gaming  social  software 
march 2007 by gnat
Tom Morris: Thursday, February 22, 2007
Every fifteen minutes, my server will check the Tube status and send any delays to the relevant Twitter accounts. You can then quite easily subscribe to individual Tube lines and get updates via whatever means you deem appropriate as you would as a Twitte
social  software  web2.0 
march 2007 by gnat
ASCII by Jason Scott: You've Ruined Everything
Hey look, it's perl5-porters. And every other online group I've been a part of ...
social  people 
february 2007 by gnat
Social networking for software projects
social  programming 
february 2007 by gnat
The Internet has always had loud dumb people, but I've never seen anything quite as bad as the people who comment on YouTube videos
web2.0  social  fun 
january 2007 by gnat
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