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The Refactoring

Lately I’ve been working on something that I’m calling The Refactoring. Not that long ago, I wrote about my Twitter Conversation Networks (read the rationale behind them) and I was blown away by the popularity and the amazing feedback that I got. So I tried to incorporate it all in. Here’s the thing, though, it […]

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Web 2.0 Presentation

This week my supervisor, two of my office mates (Amir and Payam) and I have been working hard putting together a presentation we’ve recorded for a conference in Algeria on Sunday. I laid out the slides in Keynote, using my color scheme (luckily the others were OK with the pink). We’ve been impressed with how […]

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How Web 2.0 is Changing the Way we Communicate

This is what I’ve been finding in my research – what do you think? Anything missing?

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Seminar Presentation Abstract

I’m giving a presentation at Carleton for my Seminar course on October 30th. Title and abstract is below – slides coming soon! Title: Conversation 2.0: Twitter Abstract: The advent of Web 2.0 changed the internet. It went from an information medium to a communication medium. Recent developments have made that communication increasingly real-time. Services like […]

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Personal Value and Social Value

Lately I’ve been reading Clay Shirky’s book Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations. It’s a really interesting book, and one that I would thoroughly recommend if you’re interested in this kind of thing. Something in Chapter 11 (Promise, Tool, Bargain) struck me because it resonated with an experience I had this week […]


Greetings, World 2.0

So, I was talking to my supervisor the other day about what I’m reading for my research, and he told me that I should be focusing on academic papers, because blogs, newspapers, and books aren’t as reliable a source. And he’s right, I can’t just cite The Economist, and The Guardian and the Bloggers Blog […]