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Owning and sharing your words | Jon Udell
People complain about a plugin that lets people share annotations to a blog entry. I post that I don't understand why.
censorship  blogging  JonUdell  via:JonUdell  mypostings 
april 2016 by mcherm
Fringe benefits of the attention economy | Jon Udell
The people who use social media a lot (and those who used it early and got a first-mover advantage) get a bunch of (unfair) benefits.
socialcomputing  JonUdell  via:JonUdell 
july 2015 by mcherm
Swimming against the stream | Jon Udell
So many people decided to follow twitter and facebook instead of RSS feeds that now people aren't producing RSS feeds. But that is giving up a measure of control, and an important one. So we should work to restore the RSS feed as a tool. I fully agree.
rss  socialcomputing  JonUdell  via:JonUdell  internet 
november 2014 by mcherm
Patrick saves the day (maybe) | Jon Udell
Every employee of your company should feel a sense of "ownership" for the entire company. Like in this story.
JonUdell  via:JonUdell 
september 2014 by mcherm
It’s time to engineer some filter failure | Jon Udell
The social media sites out there today do a great job of showing us stuff that agrees with our viewpoints ("echo chamber"). They make it harder to find opposing viewpoints -- but we should strive to do so anyhow.
socialcomputing  JonUdell  via:JonUdell 
january 2014 by mcherm
Computational thinking and life skills « Jon Udell
This programming advice: "Focus on understanding why the program is doing what it's doing, rather than why it's not doing what you wanted it to." applies to working with people as well: think of it from their point of view.
programming  philosophy  via:JonUdell  JonUdell  psychology 
november 2012 by mcherm
“Carol, meet Mrs. D; Mrs. D, meet Carol” (An ode to 3-way calling) « Jon Udell
Really good advice: when dealing with finger-pointing organizations (or ANY time you deal with health insurance), use 3-way calling to make them talk to each other.
lifehacks  phone  JonUdell  via:JonUdell 
september 2012 by mcherm
Where have all the bloggers gone? « Jon Udell
Blogging is dropping in quantity, by a lot. The conversations are going to Twitter, Facebook, or Google+.
blogging  via:JonUdell  JonUdell 
august 2012 by mcherm
Dackolupatoni « Jon Udell
A student can make up a (non-existent) word and post about it, and it becomes a searchable tag. But one's ability to create meaningful tags scales with the size of one's internet following.
internet  tagging  socialcomputing  via:JonUdell  JonUdell 
april 2012 by mcherm
What's In a Name? In the Cloud, a Data Service! | Cloudline |
An example of how today instead of building your own tools to categorize and display some photos you could just use Flickr. The principle can, of course, be generalized.
via:JonUdell  JonUdell  webdevelopment 
march 2012 by mcherm
A new appreciation of security theater « Jon Udell
Jon Udell says it's nice to see Bruce Schneier admitting that security theater can be useful for its psychological effects. I point out it can be quite harmful as well.
mypostings  blogworthy  BruceSchneier  JonUdell  via:JonUdell 
may 2011 by mcherm
The network is the keyboard: Patterns of scalable communication « Jon Udell
Apply "don't repeat yourself" to communications. Use broadcast tools instead of one-to-one tools where it is useful.
communication  JonUdell  via:JonUdell 
august 2010 by mcherm
The web of trust, circa 2010 « Jon Udell
A thought: could you use social media and such to figure out how much to trust random strangers (like, say, someone stranded without fuel)?
identity  scam  trust  via:JonUdell  JonUdell 
june 2010 by mcherm
Magic glasses and magic projectors: Private versus public augmentation of experience « Jon Udell
Interesting question: do you have the right to modify how you view a web page you visit? I come down solidly on the side of "Yes", but it's an interesting controversy.
rights  internet  greasemonkey  via:JonUdell  JonUdell  copyright  ip-law  law 
february 2010 by mcherm
US Oil Imports by Region of Origin
Where the oil comes from. And note the techniques used to display the information.
personal_net  visualisation  maps  via:JonUdell  JonUdell 
november 2008 by mcherm
Why and how to blurb your social bookmarks « Jon Udell
Use notes for your bookmarks -- preferably notes you selected or wrote yourself!
delicious  JonUdell  via:JonUdell 
october 2008 by mcherm
Activating the web: One programming language or many? « Jon Udell
Interesting point: browsers are working hard to incorporate good, fast JavaScript VMs -- but why just that language? Silverlight (from Microsoft) provides multi-language-friendly environment (does it?).
browsers  languages  javascript  JonUdell 
september 2008 by mcherm
The “myth” of free standards « Jon Udell
A (small, only partly convincing) argument in favor of CLOSED standards, rather than free open standards.
via:JonUdell  JonUdell  standards  opensource 
september 2008 by mcherm
Overcoming synthetic voice shock « Jon Udell
Computer generated voices can be offputting, enough so that the blind avoid screenreaders.
accessibility  personal_net  via:JonUdell  JonUdell 
august 2008 by mcherm
We are all watchers now « Jon Udell
Everyone can take surreptitious pictures now, in life and in online communities. Closer and closer to David Brin's Transparent Society.
secondlife  personal_net  JonUdell  via:rssFeeds  ethics 
february 2008 by mcherm
The anxiety (and celebration) of influence « Jon Udell
An interesting look at how on the internet one can trace the flow of ideas (and quotes) from one individual to another.
JonUdell  socialcomputing 
february 2008 by mcherm

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