Monthly Archives: March 2009

Google hasn’t closed Jaiku: they opened it — as in OpenSource

Many commenters have so much to say about how Google should have bought Twitter. The thing is, Twitter, or micro-blogging in general, is like macro-blogging, or RSS: it’s better opened, like a publicly available format for everyone to hack — … Continue reading

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More on SNS monopoly

Is Facebook a natural monopoly? In my previous post, I argue quite vehemently that, unless DiSo is implemented and massively used, it could become one — and I’d like to tamper that opinion with a distinction notion in competition economics: … Continue reading

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“Open” is vague

Many people are now trying to surf the wave of ‘open’ and that seems to annoy Chris Messina.  The idea is abused, no doubt about it — however, the argument that ‘Open’ is clearly defined, or fully beneficial isn’t true … Continue reading

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Am I too critical?

Since I started this blog, I’ve been having issues with how to manage audience: most of what I want to say is reactions to someone else’s remarks; there is far less readers of this blog then people reading the comments … Continue reading

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Walls in the invisible College

I talked last night with friends about Oxford’s colleges — the basic life-unit here: those are not strictly academic discipline, most host under-grads, grads, fellows and seniors; all have an active cultural life and take part in frequent symbolic competition.  … Continue reading

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I would love a hash-tag filtering client for Twitter

Compared to Facebook (that could improve this too) Twitter has little context: according to most client, either you enjoy going through everything someone posts or you don’t see any of their contribution coming your way; this is great with dedicated … Continue reading

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