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Diigo Bookmarks 07/20/2008 (p.m.)

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Computer says get a life – and we have | Simon Jenkins – Times Online – Annotated Simon Jenkins ponders the seeming paradox that while music cd/ record sales plummet and prices for individual recordings drop as well, live concerts sell out at premium prices. He ponders other, related phenomena, too — readings by writers, […]

Reading Fred Wilson on the hyperlocal

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

I started reading Fred Wilson back in January when one of’s blog posts referenced Wilson’s entry, Rethinking The Local Paper. Wilson is a NYC-based venture capitalist/ investor who funds start-ups related to new media, social networking, online technologies, …that sort of thing. He’s also quite brilliant, blogs (A VC – Musings of a VC […]

Mobile City must-reads on locative media and location-based services

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

The Mobile City blog is on a roll with four fascinating posts on locative media. The first three (from March 29) are by Michiel de Lange, while the fourth (from April 4) is by Tijmen Schep. In Mobile phone access for Cubans: the “mobile” as rhetorical force de Lange points to a key theme that’s […]

Local, global: technology connecting at street level

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Fascinating entry by Digital Urban: Connected to the World but not to the City – The Local Cloud At the heart of the argument is the desire for information, to be part of a wired society and to feel connected to the city not only on social and retail level but also architecturally. We want […]

Social networking, version 2.0?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Something to explore in greater depth over the coming days: via Cool Hunting, a post by Tim Yu about Social Networking for a Cause. Yu writes: From corporate-sponsored “Cool Apps” to niche spin-offs like Bakespace, Virb and I’m In Like With You, online communities are still largely about socializing and/or wasting time. Their potential as […]

“Where are you?”

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

I just came across an article by Kate Greene in the MIT Technology Review, Marking Your Territory, about web-based services that let you keep your friends up-to-date on where you currently are. In particular, the article describes Plazes, a Swiss start-up, which Greene says “lets you leave electronic bread crumbs for friends.” It sounds interesting. […]

Letting others colonize the imaginary you is not a good idea…

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

This is pretty hilarious, but somehow pathetic, too… Those of you who’ve been to Epcot Center in Florida know the set-up: tourists visit “national” pavilions where they are bombarded by various cliches or story-book ideas about the country. Some pavilions are more high-brow than others, stocked with political information, and others are …less “serious,” if […]

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