May 2012 Archives
Tuesday, 22nd May 2012
It was expected to cause the “destruction of community because [it encourages] far-flung operations and far-flung relationships.” At the same time, it was called the “antidote to provincialism.” It's not Facebook. It's not Google. It's not even a technology invented in this century - or the last.
Monday, 21st May 2012
Apps Should Respect Users' Preferences
Facebook's Open Graph is too tempting for app developers. All they need is the slightest bit of permission from the user, and then they can go nuts posting all kinds of app activity for all that person's friends to see. Some apps can't resist the chance to promote themselves, and they run the risk of disrespecting their users. Here's a case study.
Read/Write Daily: The Animals Are Pwning Us
Today's theme is wild technology. We homo sapiens-type people are proud of our technology, but we'd better give credit where credit is due. Lots of other species can literally eat us without having to invent any weapons to help them. Some can even outsmart us.