Facebook seems to have overtaken Google as the number one entry point to the web according to the new Hitwise data. Even though they serve two different purposes (searching versus social networking in its broadest sense) it marks an important turning point for the increasingly central role of the social web: Starting with the web means… Read more Google no longer the entry point to the web?
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
In Firefox hit -i or control-i for Page Info and go to the Security tab to view your own Privacy and History of the page. How addicted are you?
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
C-Mon & Kypski launched the ‘One Frame of Fame‘ project based on user-generated content and active fan and user participation. If you have a webcam you can be part of their music video for their new single ‘More is Less.’ They are leveraging their fan base by crowdsourcing the content of their new videoclip.The idea… Read more 15 minutes of fame? Now it’s 1 frame of fame
Last week I gave a presentation on social secrets of the web and their privacy issues for the Social Secrets Graduation Workshop at the University of Applied Science/HvA. The presentation (in Dutch) was filmed and can be viewed online at the Social Secrets website or in low-res below: Anne Helmond from Socialsecrets on Vimeo. The… Read more Presentation at the Social Secrets Graduation Workshop