How I love Thingumabobs!

I love widgets, those easy drag-and-drop plugins, copy-paste pieces of code that form customizable apps. But I think I’m just going to call them thingumabobs from now on. I just love these synonyms for widget.

Thank you Twitter, for showing my tweets in search again

A few weeks ago I noticed during the BrightNight event that my tweets did not appear in the backchannel. After extensively searching the Twitter Support pages on ‘Tweets Not In Search/Hashtags not working‘ I found out that for some reason Twitter had blocked/removed my tweets from search. After some shout outs on Twitter, it appeared… Read more Thank you Twitter, for showing my tweets in search again

ChatRoulette Analysis: Its platform code favors long-lasting one-on-one relations

The Web Ecology project published the first study (an initial survey) on the new web hype ChatRoulette where a user is randomly paired with another user for chatting. Randomness in the informational web can be found on Google with its “I’m feeling lucky” button, on StumbleUpon with its “Stumble!” button and on Blogger with its Next… Read more ChatRoulette Analysis: Its platform code favors long-lasting one-on-one relations

Essay on Identity 2.0: Constructing identity with cultural software

Presented at the DMI mini-conference, University of Amsterdam, day 2. Introduction to my paper on Identity 2.0 Yesterday we talked about the web having technological eras, or periods of the web that have specific providers, software and templates. This is also what I indirectly undertake in my study into the reconfiguration of identity in the… Read more Essay on Identity 2.0: Constructing identity with cultural software

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