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Tomtown ( 8 Oct., 2015, at Interconnected)
"The web is busy now. No bad thing. But much too busy to have a single place to gather my friends around photos, another around status updates, etc. I used to have one community online, and now I've got a hundred. And while I can shard them by app (business on LinkedIn, family on Facebook, my global village on Twitter), it's a lot of effort to maintain that. And it doesn't make any sense.


Tom Coates invited me to join a little community of his in Slack. There are a handful of people there, some old friends, some new friends, all in this group messaging thingy.

There's a space where articles written or edited by members automatically show up. I like that.

I caught myself thinking: It'd be nice to have Last.FM here too, and Dopplr. Nothing that requires much effort. Let's also pull in Instagram. Automatic stuff so I can see what people are doing, and people can see what I'm doing. Just for this group. Back to those original intentions. Ambient awareness, togetherness.

Nobody says very much. Sometimes there's a flurry of chat.

It's small, human-scale. Maybe it's time to bring all these ambient awareness tools back, shared inside Slack instances this time.

You know what, it's cosy. I've been missing this. A neighbourhood."
2015  mattwebb  ambientawareness  ambient  community  culture  presentationofself  twitter  flickr  slack  tomcoates  email  neighborhoods  scale  groups  groupsize  glancing  jaiku  dopplr  im  instantmessenger  openplans  offices  attention  socialmedia  noise 
october 2015 by robertogreco
A leaky rocketship / Snarkmarket
"Joining this blog was one of the most important things that ever happened to me, and that’s another way in which I can judge somewhat objectively how important it is been. In November 2008, I was on the academic job market, getting ready to interview for a few tenure-track jobs and postdoctoral fellowships, and it was weird — it was a time when people, smart people, influential people still said “you shouldn’t have a blog, you shouldn’t be on twitter, if you do these things, you should do them under pseudonyms, and if anyone asks you about it, you shouldn’t tell them, because if you blog, and it’s known that you write a blog, online, people are going to wonder whether or not you’re really serious about your work, and you just don’t want to give them any extra ammunition to wonder anything about you.”

I didn’t care. I had been waiting for one or two years, ever since Robin had suggested that maybe Snarkmarket would add a few writers and maybe I might be one of them, I think when we were on our way to the bathroom at the Museum of Modern Art on a random visit, and I was just super hungry to be handed the key to this place where I’ve been reading and writing comments since before I knew what a blog really was.

Is that still a thing, people getting excited about being able to be part of a blog? I didn’t think so, but then I became part of Paul Ford’s and saw people falling over themselves to get an invite to SSH into a UNIX server, just to be a part of something, just to have a chance to put up some silly, low bandwidth, conceptually clever websites and chat with strangers using the UNIX terminal. It’s not like being one of the cool kids who’s in on a private beta for the latest and greatest smartphone app, where your enjoyment is really about being separate from the people who aren’t included, and the expected attitude is a kind of jaded, privileged disinterest: it’s more like getting a chance to play with the neighbor kid’s Lego set, and he has all the Legos.

Robin and Matt had crazy good Legos. I didn’t get that academic job, but I was able to take their Legos and build my way into a job writing for Wired, of all places, 30 years old and I’d never been a journalist except by osmosis and imposture here at Snarkmarket, and now I get paid every month to write for Wired, how does that happen except that this place was an extra scaffolding for all of us, for me in grad school, for Matt at newspapers across the country, for Robin at Gore TV/Current TV/Twitter, to build careers that weren’t possible for people who didn’t have that beautiful Lego scaffolding to support them (I’m wearing a sling on my arm right now with straps that wrap around my body to hold my arm in place, and a screw and washer to hold my shoulder bone together, my upper arm bone really, plus my rotator cuff, plus hold massive tendons, plus I’m thinking about those times that I would walk from my apartment in Columbus Circle down Broadway to Four Times Square in Manhattan to go to work at wired, wired isn’t there anymore, Condé Nast just moved in to one World Trade Center today, all the way downtown, but the scaffolding in Manhattan that is just constant, that is the only thing that allows the city to remake itself day after day month after month year after year, so this scaffolding metaphor is really doing something for me, plus Legos, well, Legos that just came from before, so what can I tell you, roll with it).

I don’t work at Wired, Robin doesn’t work at Twitter, Matt is at NPR, and we are where we are because of the things that we did but also because of this place. Ars Technica ran a story about it being 10 years since EPIC 2014 – I could paste the link [ ] and maybe that would be the bloggy thing to do, but you’re big boys and girls, you can Google it after you finish reading this — and there’s great interviews in there with Robin and Matt about how they made the video, and some specific names of wars and companies aside, were basically right about how technology companies were going to take the distribution and interpretation of the news away from both traditional journalism companies and the emerging open standards of the World Wide Web. I mean, isn’t that a hell of a thing, to see the future and put it in a flash movie? Anything was possible in 2004, especially if that anything Looked like a future that was vaguely uncomfortable but not so bad, really.

I turned 35 today, and I don’t really have a lot of deep thoughts about my own life or career or where I am in it. I’ve had those on other birthdays, and I’ve had them on many days in the not too distant past. Today, though, I’ve mostly felt warm and embraced by the people all around me, in my home, across the country, on the telephone, connected to me by the mails, whose books I read (and whose books publishers send to my house, my friends are writing books and their publishers send them free to my house, that’s almost as amazing as a machine that I can control that lets me read new things all day), and who were connected to me by the Internet: on twitter or Facebook, on Slack or email, by text message or text messaging’s many, many hypostases, all around me, as real to me as anyone I’ve ever imagined or read or touched, all of them, all of them warm and kind and gracious and curious about me and how I’m doing, what I’m up to, what I’m thinking, what I want to do this week or next month or when I get a chance to read that thing they sent me. it is as real to me as that invented community at the end of epic 2015 [ or ], that brilliant coda that people almost always forget, and I don’t know why because it’s actually a better prediction of our future-come-present than anything in the first video, but maybe it’s not about the New York Times, it’s just about a beautiful day outside, a traffic accident, an open door, Matt’s beautiful voice when he narrates that photograph, beckoning you to come outside to look, LOOK.

The Snarkmatrix Is infinite, the stark matrix is everywhere, the start matrix can touchdown at any point in these electronic channels and reconstitute itself, extending perpetually outward into the entire world of media and ideas and editors who are trying to understand what will happen next, and teenage kids who are trying to figure out how what they’re doing maps in any way at all to this strange, established world of culture, to writers who are anxious for any sense of community, any place to decompress between the often hostile worlds of social media and professional correspondence. People want a place, a third place, and blogs are a great form of that place, even when they’re not blogs. (I’m subblogging now. This is what it’s come to. But I think most of you feel me.)"
2014  snarkmarket  epic2014  epic2015  timcarmody  robinsloan  mattthomas  blog  blogging  writing  scaffolding  lego  snarkmatrix  looking  seeing  observing  sharing  conversation  howwelearn  howwethink  howwewrite  history  future  making  culturecreation  media  journalism  slack  email  im  twitter  facebook  socialmedia 
november 2014 by robertogreco
Chat, Slack, and the panoptic telecommute — Medium
"I recently talked with an old friend and former colleague who felt stalked by a startup-CEO boss who was using Slack to check up on employees and make sure they were available 24/7 to meet the company’s needs. Given the promise in Slack’s name of providing your worklife with a tension-reducing buffer, this was ironic. Of course, it’s also an issue with startup culture that transcends the use of particular tools. A boss who is determined to rub out the boundary between work and personal time is going to grab anything handy to make that happen. But tools like Slack can certainly streamline the process.

I think a lot of us love the flexibility and fun that chat systems provide and wouldn’t want to give it up. But we also need some way to keep work from invading every minute of every day. The simplest and most effective way for this to happen is for enlightened managers to make clear to teams exactly what sort of responsiveness and attentiveness they expect from employees using chat — so that the employees aren’t in the lousy position of trying to guess what the norm is, or outdo one another.

When I started my career at a newspaper, there were very clear understandings between management and the Newspaper Guild as to who owned which hours of my day. Every week I filled out a timecard — yes, an actual piece of cardstock — reporting my hours, and every week I basically made it up. There was no way I ever worked a normal 8-hour day. As a theater critic seeing shows, writing at night, and doing background research and reading during the day, I wasn’t in a position to draw clear lines between work and pleasure. It was all OK for me; I didn’t mind because I loved it all.

In that era, the expectations were clearly laid out but meaningless. Today, a lot of “knowledge workers” find themselves in a much tougher position: no clear expectations from their leadership and torn between a desire to do a great job and the need to preserve some time for family, personal life, all the Stuff that Isn’t Work.

We need to get much better at this — to find ways to make great tools like Slack increase, not diminish, the sum total of workplace sanity."
tinyspeck  slack  notifications  2014  chat  im  work  labor  control  taylorism  trust  stalking  flexibilty  communication  work-lifebalance 
october 2014 by robertogreco
Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic
"tl;dr version

1. The sharing you see on sites like Facebook and Twitter is the tip of the 'social' iceberg. We are impressed by its scale because it's easy to measure.

2. But most sharing is done via dark social means like email and IM that are difficult to measure.

3. According to new data on many media sites, 69% of social referrals came from dark social. 20% came from Facebook.

4. Facebook and Twitter do shift the paradigm from private sharing to public publishing. They structure, archive, and monetize your publications."
icq  usenet  online  socialnetworks  socialnetworking  joshschwartz  theunseenmass  theunseen  darknet  stumbleupon  digg  ycombinator  reddit  twitter  facebook  im  email  sharing  social  history  web  socialmedia  2012  alexismadrigal  sarkmatter  darksocial  from delicious
october 2012 by robertogreco
Parent-child relationships in the Facebook, cellphone and Skype era -
"…not so long ago parents drove a teenager to campus, said tearful goodbye & returned home to wait week or so for phone call from dorm. Mom or Dad, in turn, might write letters…

But going to college these days means never having to say goodbye, thanks to near-saturation of cellphones, email, instant messaging, texting, Facebook and Skype. Researchers are looking at how new technology may be delaying the point at which college-bound students truly become independent from their parents, & how phenomena such as the introduction of unlimited calling plans have changed the nature of parent-child relationships, & not always for the better."

[Anyone looking into comparisons w/ countries where university students mostly live at home? This isn't new to them. There's something to be said about maintaining strong family ties. Many implications here regarding depression, over-emphasis of the individual, etc. Helicopter parents exist for reasons other than technology.] 

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families  parenting  connectivity  helicopterparents  trends  universities  colleges  adulthood  society  sherryturkle  adolescence  cellphones  mobile  phones  communication  skype  texting  im  facebook  solitude  barbarahofer  helicopterparenting  from delicious
june 2011 by robertogreco
YouTube - Yelp (With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg) narrated by Peter Coyote
"Shabbat is a very old idea -- 5000 years old. Just take a break one day a week. I desperately needed a "technology shabbat." Recently addicted to tweeting, I became that person I hated who pulled out her iPhone while actually talking to someone -- sneaking email fixes in bathroom stalls. It was getting ugly.

Sophocles once said, "nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse," and this couldn't be more true of technology.

My husband (artist & robotics professor Ken Goldberg) and I were thinking about the "curse" part. We both love technology and have devoted our careers to experimenting with it, but could we unplug for one day a week? So Ken and I decided to try to truly power down one day a week. Inspired by this concept, we reworked Ginsberg's "Howl," into "Yelp." Then I made a little film about it and Peter Coyote lent his great voice."
technology  culture  internet  addiction  email  google  twitter  allenginsberg  howl  im  attention  present  beingpresent  focus  unplug  unplugging  rss  facebook  internetsabbaticals  web  online  from delicious
january 2011 by robertogreco
Clive Thompson on the Death of the Phone Call | Magazine
"The telephone, in other words, doesn’t provide any information about status, so we are constantly interrupting one another. The other tools at our disposal are more polite. Instant messaging lets us detect whether our friends are busy without our bugging them, and texting lets us ping one another asynchronously. (Plus, we can spend more time thinking about what we want to say.) For all the hue and cry about becoming an “always on” society, we’re actually moving away from the demand that everyone be available immediately.

In fact, the newfangled media that’s currently supplanting the phone call might be the only thing that helps preserve it. Most people I know coordinate important calls in advance using email, text messaging, or chat (r u busy?). An unscheduled call that rings on my phone fails the conversational Turing test: It’s almost certainly junk, so I ignore it. (Unless it’s you, Mom!)"
mobile  clivethompson  cellphones  calls  digitalculture  2010  email  facebook  im  communication  culture  socialmedia  trends  twitter  texting  technology  phones 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Children and technology: The soft bigotry of low expectations | The Economist
"I think we imagine on some level that our children are weaker than we were. In 2004, I was working in a tech startup...We took on a Harvard undergrad as intern; I asked her whether she used IM, which was how most of office shared info. Her answer was: Oh, I stopped IMing in middle school. I just found that it wasn't very productive. Ultimately we all grow into some kind of ambition, & have to make decisions about how we spend our time. There's no reason ambition will find iPads any more difficult to conquer than it did IM or novels before it. If spending time online is bad for your life (& I think it can be), you'll figure it out. The other problem with Obama's throwaway line is that it's hard to separate the good, serious, empowering ways to use technology from the bad, unserious, frivolous ways. Harder still is determining which unserious, unplanned, frivolous uses of technology will turn out to be important in the future."

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technology  children  parenting  education  attention  productivity  im  barackobama  ipod  ipad  xbox  playstation  distraction  online  internet  bigotry  expectations 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Gmail SMS
"At some point, the virtual phone number could be the same as the GrandCentral number and Gmail could become a centralized communication system, where you can send email messages, SMS, make phone calls, use video chat, share files and archive your entire communication flow."
google  gmail  sms  texting  grandcentral  communication  im  mobile  phones 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Call me on my iPod Touch - Truphone releases app for the kids
"UK-based Truphone, a VoIP service provider for Wifi/data enabled handsets, today unveils a special version for owners of the latest version of the iPod Touch. The move is significant. The software effectively turns the Touch into a mobile phone, if limited to calls over WiFi. But there will be plenty of young people and college students who will use the Touch now for calls over their campus networks. For not only is the software free (available from the Apple store here), but the calls will be too: to other iPod touch owners, to customers of Truphone’s Internet telephony service, and to Google Talk users. Other features are planned like calling to normal landlines, calling and IM to Skype and MSN, as well as Facebook and Twitter integration. To make calls the Touch needs a headset and microphone like those for the iPhone or a microphone adaptor (Truphone will also be marketing an adaptor)."
iphone  ipodtouch  applications  voip  touch  mobile  truphone  wireless  wifi  skype  googletalk  im  ios 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Fring brings Skype and other VoIP services to iPhone
"After 6 months of not-quite-official availability for those of us with jailbroken iPhones, Fring, a free mobile Voice-over-IP service (VoIP), has made its way to the App Store. With that, a day that some said would never come has arrived: Skype calls can now be made on the iPhone, no hacks required."
skype  iphone  applications  voip  im  fring  mobile  ios 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Instant-Messagers Really Are About Six Degrees from Kevin Bacon -
"With records of 30 billion electronic conversations among 180 million people from around the world, researchers have concluded that any two people on average are distanced by just 6.6 degrees of separation, meaning that they could be linked by a string of seven or fewer acquaintances...What we're seeing suggests there may be a social connectivity constant for humanity...this idea goes beyond folklore."
society  culture  socialnetworking  internet  networking  research  sociology  complexity  im  microsoft  sixdegrees  communication  geography  socialnetworks  social  study 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Palringo Instant Messenger Comes to the iPhone - ReadWriteWeb
"Currently there's only one application available that lets you connect to all your IM networks, saving users the time and pain of switching between clients. Here's a look at Palringo on the iPhone. "
iphone  applications  im  mobile  ios 
july 2008 by robertogreco
/Message: The New Literacy and The Enemies Of The Future [see also:]
"We are moving away from sustained, linear, focused concentration as our principal mode of reasoning. Note the implicit and unstated message: reasoning should principally be a solitary pursuit, not a social one."
literacy  internet  attention  reading  gamechanging  children  youth  teens  web  online  social  concentration  collaborative  culture  interactive  learning  reasoning  stoweboyd  via:hrheingold  technology  generations  cognition  teaching  im  facebook  education  lcproject 
july 2008 by robertogreco
RIP: Returned Every Email - O'Reilly Radar
"eFree 1. Reply all is usually a bad idea. 
2. If you’re cc’d, there’s no need to reply.
 3. A short, thoughtful email gets a quicker response. Long emails are read last.
 4. If this issue cannot be resolved in 3 emails, consider scheduling a
communication  email  time  productivity  overload  lindastone  im  work  howto 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Seriosity: The Enterprise Solution for Information Overload
"We use psychological and economic principles that drive successful multiplayer online games to improve collaboration, innovation and productivity. We offer consulting services to help enterprises develop a game strategy optimized for their challenges and
games  business  arg  attention  collaboration  learning  management  leadership  mmo  mmog  seriousgames  virtualworlds  janemcgonigal  happiness  education  play  productivity  psychology  mmorpg  workplace  work  gaming  currency  money  economics  metaverse  email  enterprise2.0  complexity  entertainment  scarcity  socialsoftware  infooverload  im  wikis 
june 2008 by robertogreco
A rallying cry against cyberbullying | Tech news blog - CNET
"Tina Meier, the mother of Megan, said that change has to start with the kids, but parents need to talk more to their children. "The biggest thing I tell parents is to communicate and know what's going on with their child."
cyberbullying  bullying  online  internet  mobile  phones  behavior  chat  sms  technology  texting  web  im 
june 2008 by robertogreco Study. Texting is for old people
"Research by TNS of 17,000 people in 30 countries revealed that once users adopt mobile instant messaging services such as AIM and MSN Messenger on their mobile phones, they reduce their use of text messages."
sms  texting  trends  mobile  phones  communication  im 
april 2008 by robertogreco
"Location-based social networking - Discover who visits your favorite places. See where your friends are and what they're up to, in real time. Meet people around you. Reveal your location, befriend, & chat with people around you.
brightkite  bikes  socialnetworking  notifications  mobile  phones  mobility  location  location-based  locative  awareness  proximity  communication  email  gps  im  services  sms  social  networks  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  geolocation  messaging  webapp  community  iphone  geotagging  twitter  tumblr  hyperlocal 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Brightkite Blog
"location-based social network that enables people to take their online profiles with them into the real-world and make real-world friends. Users can see where their friends are and what they’re up to all while maintaining comprehensive degrees of priva
brightkite  bikes  socialnetworking  notifications  mobile  phones  mobility  location  location-based  locative  awareness  proximity  communication  email  gps  im  services  sms  social  networks  socialsoftware  iphone 
april 2008 by robertogreco
fring – Make free mobile calls, IM with Skype, MSN Messenger, ICQ, Google Talk™, SIP & Twitter, AIM® & Yahoo!™
"Take all your buddies mobile with fring™, call and chat with them for free and see who’s online before dialling! fring™ is a mobile internet service & community that enables you to access & interact with your social networks on-the-go, make free ca
voip  mobile  skype  free  phones  fring  smartphones  iphone  im  wireless 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Younger Workers More Likely to Break Corporate Rules for Web Apps - - Business Technology Leadership
"As the new generation of workers blurs the line between work and play online, a study by Symantec shows that IT departments need to balance the security risks these users pose with the techno-savvy they bring to the office."
it  work  generations  millennials  socialsoftware  security  business  web2.0  socialnetworking  im  email  technology 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Internet Evolution - Cory Doctorow - The Pleasures of Uninterrupted Communication
"You'd think that I ran some kind of IM in the background, and picked up the phone a dozen times a day to chat...You'd be wrong. But once you add an interruptive medium like IM, unscheduled calls, or pop-up notifiers of mail, flow turns into chop."
attention  communication  email  internet  overload  productivity  emailapnea  continuouspartialattention  alwayson  flow  technology  GTD  corydoctorow  online  writing  multitasking  im  addiction  culture  information  mobile  work  web 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Tantek's Thoughts: Three Human Interface Hypotheses Update: Email is Efail
"number of factors why email is failing for me while IM & Twitter are scaling...2 specific reasons in combination account for most of problem: Point to point communications do not scale; Emails tend to be bloated with too many details and different topics
email  im  twitter  usability  scaling  scalability  communication  via:smbro  writing  interface  ux  scale 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Yahoo! oneConnect™. A whole new way to communicate on your phone.
"Yahoo! oneConnect™ will be the first product that brings it all together—your people, your life, the ways you communicate—seamlessly, into the palm of your hand."
addressbook  mobile  phones  aggregator  communication  dopplr  facebook  iphone  lastfm  networking  socialnetworks  twitter  yahoo  location  messaging  sms  im  linkedin  myspace  flickr 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Twitter killed the Status Star | Mike Butcher - mbites
"The key difference is that people who say "take this conversation over into IM" don't get it. IM can't do what Twitter does. You can't instant message into "the cloud". With Twitter you can...Of course, the problem comes when people abuse this."
twitter  socialsoftware  communication  cloud  cloudcomputing  broadcasting  im  messaging  via:hrheingold 
january 2008 by robertogreco
All about Mobile Life - Emoji and Emoticons - the first truly universal language?
"So how about standardization of emoticons and emoji's? Here are some resources to start with. If you want to add more resources, please do so in the comments."
emoticons  emoji  communication  japan  japanese  english  universal  language  im  messaging 
november 2007 by robertogreco
IM=Interruption Management? Instant Messaging and Disruption in the Workplace
"people who utilize IM at work report being interrupted less frequently than non-users, and they engage in more frequent computer-mediated communication than non-users, including both work-related and personal communication"
attention  continuouspartialattention  concentration  workplace  work  productivity  messaging  im  collaboration  communication  management  time  technology  business  overload  research  workflow  chat  presence 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Ypulse: Media for the Next Generation
"day after AOL survey on teens and IMing released, new survey out about how teens use texting...sort of similar, at least in terms of teens texting and IMing more than adults and using it to flirt/date and say stuff they wouldn't want to say in person."
sms  texting  im  messaging  youth  surveys  statistics  communication 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC)
"The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC) is a web-based, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its focus is social science research on computer-mediated communication via the Internet, the World Wide Web, and wireless technologies."
academia  anthropology  behavior  blogs  communication  computing  copyright  culture  danahboyd  dunbar  education  essays  facebook  history  im  internet  magazines  networks  socialnetworks  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  research  society  sociology 
november 2007 by robertogreco
The death of e-mail. - By Chad Lorenz - Slate Magazine
"Teenagers are abandoning their Yahoo! and Hotmail accounts. Do the rest of us have to?"
email  socialnetworking  social  im  trends  twitter  facebook  teens 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Lunch over IP: LIFT06: SMS is to tell you I miss you... (On the specialization of communication channels)
"people "are very good at choosing the best media for each situation". What would that be? "SMS is to tell you I miss you, Email is to organise our dinner, Voice is to say I’m late, and IM is to continue our conversation"
technology  mobile  phones  sms  texting  user  ethnography  email  etiquette  research  im  voip  blogs  blogging  myspace  gamechanging  switzerland  society  communication 
november 2007 by robertogreco
New Scientist Technology Blog: Is IM better for brainstorming?
"It seems that teams that collaborate using a instant messageing software like MSN messenger or GoogleTalk generate more ideas than those who reply on email instead."
im  messaging  email  brainstorming  creativity  communication  collaboration  chat  social  productivity  interaction 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Six to Start
"We create Alternate Reality Games (ARGs). ARGs use multiple media — the web, email, IM, mobile phones, radio, newspapers, TV and live events — to tell a story to hundreds of thousands of people, who can follow and influence the game in real time."
arg  games  play  mobile  phones  advertising  tv  television  im  messaging  radio  newspapers  agency  interactive  perplexcity  storytelling  mindcandy  mixedreality  gamedesign  gaming  stories  studio  newmedia  narrative  crossmedia  media  branding  fiction 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Chinese get the message on texting - Los Angeles Times
"Far more than Americans, they prefer faster methods of communicating rather than e-mail."
china  mobile  phones  email  im  communication  texting  sms  messaging  internet  web  online 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Evolution of Communication: From Email to Twitter and Beyond
"Certainly email is still the most broadly used form of digital communication, particularly in businesses, but is it beginning to be displaced? And more importantly why?"
email  twitter  blogs  blogging  sms  mobile  phones  communication  continuouspartialattention  technology  predictions  socialsoftware  sociology  social  society  comparison  mail  internet  secondlife  sl  readwriteweb  presence  future  community  collaboration  chat  im  texting  web2.0  visualization  tracking  trends  online  networking  business  change  evolution 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Connection and Disconnection in the Digital Age - Practical Theory
"I love that I spend my downtime in my life listening to people and talking to people, rather than surfing for something entertaining and mindless on TV."
ambientintimacy  schools  education  teaching  learning  children  kids  students  twitter  society  im  wasteland  slow  comments  conversation  relationships  etiquette  tseliot 
october 2007 by robertogreco
disambiguity - » Ambient Intimacy
"Ambient intimacy is about being able to keep in touch with people with a level of regularity and intimacy that you wouldn’t usually have access to, because time and space conspire to make it impossible."
ambientintimacy  awareness  behavior  communication  community  human  friendship  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  networking  networks  newmedia  interaction  jaiku  twitter  trends  technology  sociology  ui  ubicomp  culture  design  identity  im  connections  emotions  language  presence  flickr  psychology  relationships  ambient 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Twitter Blog: Tracking Twitter
"What if you wanted an update anytime anyone mentioned your name, your favorite band, "NYC," "earthquake," or "Steve Jobs?" In real-time? What if you were attending an event and wanted to know who else was there?"
events  mobile  phones  groups  im  sms  socialsoftware  twitter  tracking  tagging 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Email Is Dead - Instant Messaging - IM - RSS Feed
"But communication isn't. Reuters, Capital One, and Union Bank reclaim productivity by rethinking the inbox."
business  communication  email  im  messaging  productivity  time  management  organizations 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Home truths about telecoms |
"Technology and society: Anthropologists investigate the use of communications technology and reach some surprising conclusions"
anthropology  technology  user  collaboration  communication  design  experience  migration  mobile  phones  society  future  janchipchase  research  nokia  culture  work  life  literacy  text  texting  im  sms  voice  socialsoftware  socialnetworks 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Putting people first » The Economist features work by Swisscom anthropologist Stefana Broadbent
"#There is a flattening in voice communication and an increase in written channels. #Instead of work invading private life, private communications are invading the workplace. #Migrants are the most advanced users of communications technology."
anthropology  technology  user  collaboration  communication  design  experience  migration  mobile  phones  society  future  research  nokia  culture  work  life  literacy  text  texting  im  sms  voice  socialsoftware  socialnetworks 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Creating Passionate Users: Is Twitter TOO good?
"1near-perfect example of the...intermittent variable reward, the key addictive element of slot machines 2strong "feeling of connectedness"...can trick the brain into thinking its having a meaningful social interaction3another...contribution to the problems of always-on multi-tasking"
twitter  continuouspartialattention  psychology  productivity  social  technology  communication  im  kathysierra 
march 2007 by robertogreco
Teenangels is a group of 13-18 year-old volunteers that have been specially trained by the local law enforcement, and many other leading safety experts in all aspects of online safety, privacy, and security.
online  internet  web  children  teens  youth  parenting  language  resources  society  slang  words  chat  im  text  safety  security 
november 2006 by robertogreco
"At this page you find an overview of the most common used acronyms. These acronyms are used in regeluar e-mail, messenger programs, SMS, MMS and other ways of communication."
online  safety  security  internet  web  children  teens  youth  parenting  language  resources  society  slang  words  chat  im  text 
november 2006 by robertogreco
About No Slang dot com
"No is a translator similiar to those offered by Google or AltaVista with one major difference: We don't translate language, we translate slang and acronyms."
online  safety  security  internet  web  children  teens  youth  parenting  language  resources  society  slang  words  chat  im  text 
november 2006 by robertogreco
Cracking the code of teens' IM slang | CNET
"For parents of teens, three-letter acronyms like PAW, MOS and CD9 might be more disturbing than the old four-letter words."
online  safety  security  internet  web  children  teens  youth  parenting  language  resources  society  slang  words  chat  im  text 
november 2006 by robertogreco
IMSafer scans your kids' IMs for Foleys | | CNET
"Here it is: IMSafer, a new service designed to protect children using instant messaging from online predators."
software  safety  spy  spying  privacy  parenting  im  messaging  internet  online  children  teens  social  socialsoftware 
october 2006 by robertogreco
collision detection: LOL: Study shows short-forms comprise only 2.4% of teenage IMs
"So I was intrigued to find a study of teenage IM chat that found that nu-wave short forms comprise a mere 2.4 per cent of their communications."
language  english  writing  children  teens  spelling  mobile  phones  text  im  grammar 
october 2006 by robertogreco
This is Availabot (Schulze & Webb)
"Availabot is a physical representation of presence in Instant Messenger applications. Availabot plugs into your computer by USB, stands to attention when your chat buddy comes online, and falls down when they go away. It’s a presence-aware, peripheral-
IM  ambient  devices  social 
june 2006 by robertogreco Technology leaves teens speechless
"USA Today claims that text messaging is wiping out teenager conversation and that employers and communications experts are anxious. "This generation may be technologically savvier than their bosses, but will they be able to have a professional discussion
technology  communication  teens  children  work  language  IM  internet  online 
may 2006 by robertogreco

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