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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
A new lease on life | Jon Udell
A hip replacement: the technology has gotten vastly better just in the past 2 years.
medicine  personal_net  via:JonUdell 
march 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
Another way to think about geeks and repetitive tasks « Jon Udell
A much more insightful view of how technical people automating tasks works. It's not that everyone else takes O(N) time and those who script stuff take O(ln(N)) because of their automation; it's that they can share the scripts and everyone benefits.
via:JonUdell  programming  softwaredevelopment 
january 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
The joy of webscale identifiers « Jon Udell
Interesting concept: to avoid inventing yet another namespace, use the wikipedia page name for the thing as its identifier in a different system. Create new wikipedia pages where needed.
Wikipedia  via:JonUdell  web  tagging  taxonomy 
september 2009 by mcherm
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - The Portable Contacts API: Killing the Password Anti-Pattern Once and For All
Having sites ask for your password to another site so they can scrape it is JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE. DON'T DO IT. Sites mus offer an API for obtaining data... here are some thoughts on how to do that.
security  webdevelopment  programming  via:JonUdell 
june 2009 by mcherm
Calendar as Filter 05/08/2009: Scott Adams Blog
Perhaps a beefed-up family calendar tool is the powerful new application of the future.
via:JonUdell  calendar  ScottAdams 
may 2009 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
A map which allows community edits like a wiki and makes its data freely available.
via:JonUdell  map  wiki  opensource 
october 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

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