Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category

Music Project

In Convergence, Social Media on January 30, 2011 at 3:36 pm
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Over the last couple of months I have been developing a new music project.

It’s hard to say where an idea starts… But during the last year, let’s just say that the planets came into alignment and the ideas started flowing.

So 15 years after leaving the music industry, I signed a band. Several people have said to me, “are you sure this is going to be the next big thing?”. My answer is that when I first saw AC/DC I thought that they were a good band, but not the next big thing. When I saw InXs, I thought that they were a good band with good songs. When I saw Noiseworks I thought…  You get the picture? You see an act, and you hear the songs and you think that you see potential. That is the magic ingredient – “potential”. Read the rest of this entry »


Chinese Leaders Googling Themselves?

In Social Media on December 5, 2010 at 9:33 am
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In the New York Times this week the Wikileaks stories keep rolling along.

The latest thrilling installment (and it really is!) details the obsessive paranoia that Chinese leaders had (have?) based on their ability to Google their own names, and then discover articles that were critical of them and their abilities.

A lot of questions emerge from this saga…. Will Julian Assange be arrested and be jailed, or executed for treason as one US politician has called for? Will America’s relationships with a number of countries be irretrievably damaged? Will the US government find a way to stop Wikileaks from operating? What will they release next?

These are some of the questions that come to mind immediately. Read the rest of this entry »

Social Networks In The Past

In Social Media on November 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm

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I saw the Facebook movie this afternoon. Really good movie, with some interesting takes on the key characters…

I wondered what social networks might have been like for the great philosophers and writers of the ages…?

A team at Stanford has put together a series of visualizations of the way that their networks looked. You can filter based on geographies and volume of correspondence from 1700 to 1801. Fascinating.

The article about it from Fast Company magazine is here.