Mon.Feb 13, 2012

I Unfriended You On Facebook. Are We Still Friends?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Facebook. Love it, loathe it, like it, lambaste it … whatever your fancy, almost one billion of us are attached to it one way or another.

For personal data, use value beats sale value

Doc Searls

Should you manage your personal data just so you can sell it to marketers? And just because somebody’s already buying it anyway, why not?) Those are the barely-challenged assumptions in Start-Ups Seek to Help Users Put a Price on Their Personal Data , by Joshua Brustein in The New York Times. He writes, People have been willing to give away their data while the companies make money.

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A mans errors are the portals of discovery

Dave Snowden

As part of the preparation for CalmAlpha this week I've been reviewing some of the general principles of complexity in human systems. I few days ago I expressed some concerns about adoption of language without really thinking about the implications, and picked up one "ouch" today as a result.

Social media in 1940

Harold Jarche

Tweet. Image via US Library of Congress. SocialLearning Technology

[2b2k] BibSoup is in beta

David Weinberger

Congratulations to the Open Knowledge Foundation on the launch of BibSoup , a site where anyone can upload and share a bibliography. It’s a great idea, and an awesome addition to the developing knowledge ecosystem


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Of both lovers and epilepsy

Mind Hacks

Saint Valentine is the patron saint of both lovers and epilepsy – sadly, a little known fact. There is one wonderful example of this divine coupling, however, where the passionate saint appears alongside EEG traces on 1998 postage stamp from Italy. This description is from a brief 2003 article from the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry on the stamp. EEG has been illustrated on a number of stamps.

NineShift Passes 200,000 Page Views

Nine Shift

Thanks to everyone for making the NineShift blog a big success. Now with: * Over 200,000 page views * More than 1,000 posts * Over 1,600 comments

Bob Sutton - Untitled Article

Bob Sutton