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Why we should fully embrace the internet

Remember a few years back when naysayers were warning the internet would make us alienated and isolated, and maybe it would destroy our family and social life? The highly respected Pew Internet & American Life Project has just released a report titled "The Strength of Internet Ties" finding that those worries were unfounded. I think this report is so significant Iā€™m ...

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Get ready for a Second Life

I’ve just been in Second Life with ACS colleagues. We were at a Future Salon meeting and then got together at the Relay For Life site. I understand we’ll have another Relay event there this summer. The last Relay there netted $6,000. Hey, that’s pretty good for a start. Hopefully we’ll have a permanent presence there, a "virtual" unit. I’ve ...

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Les Blogs 2.0 Vblogs and vpods

As a follow up to the Les Blogs conference – you can view the presentations on the Les Blog 2.0 Video Archive. The conference was held in December, and "organized by SixApart and others, including sponsors O4Media (alpha) which provided all the video animation technology and taped the conference using videoblogging; vpod.tv (alpha) is hosting the video files and provided ...

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Flash-mob subway party

Community Mobilization point to Rocketboom for uncovering an account of a Subway Flash-Mob party.  As a technology cellphones are priming the culture for instantaneous plan adjustment.  A flash-mob is equally dependent on the technology as it is on the culture of the society.  Would a flash-mob work equally as well in a repressive culture as it would in an open ...

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