Social Networks

Facebook the New P2P of the People

Posted by on September 21, 2009 at 1:58 pm
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When I first signed up for a Facebook page – about 2005, I did not quite “Grok” Facebook. Why would a user want to say what they were eating for breakfast? Better yet, who the hell would be interested?   I didn’t understand the sheep meme. Look at me – I can do this, you […]

Politicians, Bus Drivers and Building Australia – Facebook Style.

Posted by on September 18, 2009 at 5:02 pm
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All over the world, bankers, economists and Governments are watching the growth of Facebook with envy.Imaging getting a hundred million new customers between April and September. Wow. Pretty good stuff. Wouldnt it be great if we could grow the the country's economy the same way. Well – the good news is – there is a […]

Facebook Debit/Credit Card – Must be Coming Soon.

Posted by on September 17, 2009 at 3:09 am
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Errata: It's been pointed out to me that Facebook just passed the three hundred million user mark and not the four hundred million. – Which obviously indicates early signs of dementia perhaps, on my part. – Hat-tip to David Goldstein from Link. In Australia, the formation of a credit union can be organised with 500 […]

Facebook the New Global Statesman.

Posted by on September 16, 2009 at 3:43 am
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The Lack of interpersonal politics on Facebook appears to inspire peace and harmony.   It would appear that Facebook are achieving what all the great statesmen have been unable to achieve. That is, creating a Global level playing field whilst at the same time apparently removing distrust and promoting “joy de verve”.   Farmville, the […]

Facebook Launches Twitter Killer

Posted by on September 15, 2009 at 12:25 am
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I used to run a BBS in the eighties. The famed KKK. Koltai's Kakadu Konnection. The technology to run a BBS required many hours of dedication and weeks of waiting for new widgets/gadgets, and hours waiting for the overnight UUCP email responses from technical support in the USA and England.   I used a combination […]

The Most Expensive Real Estate in the World – and it’s going to waste.

Posted by on September 14, 2009 at 5:02 am
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It looks like online games might be about to change the way media and advertising companies interact with the Internet.   Believe it or not, the most expensive real estate in the world is a little red barn.   Nearly 40,000,000 million Farmville players have purchased one. It uses up exactly 3 squares of virtual […]

Death March Volume Slowly Increases on Big Media Internet Ship

Posted by on September 11, 2009 at 2:45 pm
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I used to be a regular reader of the Australian Financial Review, known affectionately in Australia as the AFR.   The AFR put up their website in late 1994 – making sure they didn’t miss the rush.   Today, I compared this blog site with the readership of the AFR, So even though we don’t […]

Ice is the Canary in the Worlds Ecological Coal Mine.

Posted by on September 9, 2009 at 2:12 am

I came across this today (hat-tip to Drew) and felt that it was worth sharing. I apologise in advance for the last 2 minutes of corporate advertising – but of course these things do need corporate sponsorship – so, please click play and be amazed as photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from a […]

They Want To Make You Into A Criminal – For Being Online

Posted by on February 27, 2009 at 5:52 am

The Internet is the great business model disruptor – with Social Networks and P2P file sharing providing the key mechanisms for disrupting content based businesses. We share ideas, opinions, thoughts, and music and video with increasingly large communities of family, friends and strangers. However, lurking behind the notion that “information wants to be free” is […]

The Birth of the Sharing Culture.

Posted by on February 4, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Culture: is a shared, learned, symbolic system of values, beliefs and attitudes that shapes and influences perception and behavior   Very few obstacles erected by man are successful in halting the ocean. Dykes, dames, flood-gates, Thames tributary locks, don’t stem the tide; they just block one narrow area of interest.   ENIAC, a wave, turned […]