Sunday, September 15, 2013


DML Research Hub (@dmlresearchhub)
9/15/13 8:15 AM
Addicted to Apps: "We cannot rely on makers of new technology to think about moral & privacy implications."

It is one way to understand why we have so freely shared troves of personal information with big technology companies — as well as the muted public reaction now that we know more about how the government spies on our data.
GOOGLE and other tech companies are intimately familiar with this arc of seduction — from distrust to dependence — and take advantage of it to ease us into the future they want to build, said Evgeny Morozov, who writes about the political and social implications of technology.
Inside tech companies, engineers would rather set aside pesky impediments like government regulations, social mores and people’s fear of change.
Maybe we should set aside a small part of the world,” somewhere like the proudly free-spirited Burning Man arts festival in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, fantasized Larry Page, a Google founder and now its chief executive, during rare public remarks in June. He imagined “safe places where we can try out some new things and figure out what is the effect on society and what is the effect on people, without having to deploy them in the whole world
indeed - a people experiment
But Fred Turner, a Stanford professor who studies the ways technology and American culture shape one another, including the influence of Burning Man on Google, said that is a dangerous approach.
“Fantasizing about a place to try technology, where it would just be users and machines, is precisely what needs to not happen,” he said.

Fast Company (@FastCompany)
9/15/13 8:15 AM
Siri is getting extra powers, like being able to search tweets for keywords:

Curatti (@janlgordon)
9/14/13 7:01 AM
It's Time to Update the Definition of a Website via@sewatch #strategy

The Website Process is Broken

In light of the way the website has been defined over the years, it isn't too difficult to understand why in 2013 those responsible for building websites continue to view the website in the same as they did in the 1990s; as a project.

The Gauntlet of Project-dom

A project has a beginning and an end. There is a time when the project is deemed "complete". This flies in the face of what a website is, or at least it should be. In today's ever-changing digital landscape, a website is never "done." Ever!
For the brand, the website is an expense until the website goes live. Then, and only then, will the website be considered an asset. By the time the business is looking to the website to deliver results, the website designers, developers, SEO professionals, etc. have already moved on to their next project.
This is why it's imperative that the brand own the website, from strategic planning, to design, optimization, post-live analysis, and ongoing management. Doing so not only improves communication, but also reduces costs and improves performance and ROI.
website isn't a communication, technological fete, or expression of creativity. It can be these things, but it must first and foremost serve the mission and objectives of the organization it was built to support.

so as you are surfing .. you are modeling/becoming .. you
Only after the website has been properly planned, with clearly stated goals, a sitemap, visitorpersonas, a specific strategy to differentiate from competitors and paths to conversion…by the brand, should website design, programming, SEO, video and content be initiated.
i guess this is assuming .. you hire others.. who aren't modeling this themselves.
with 7 bill people... why would you do that.
find people living/breathing it.. find you

Fred Wilson (@fredwilson)
9/15/13 8:29 AM
The Fallacy Of Zero Sum Game…

Previous owner of my house planted these roses, and every year, through no effort of my own, these…

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interesting - as i'm reading hisbook..
even in nature - collab is huge

Charles DuBois says “ the important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”