Monthly Archives: May 2011

Seth Roberts on Personal Science, at Quantified Self

This post is part of my liveblogged account of a conference. Two disclaimers: Liveblogging is hard, and I often get things wrong. If I did, please feel free to correct me via email or in the comments and I’ll make … Continue reading

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Who freed Eynulla Fatullayev? And what does his release mean for Twitter activism?

Azerbaijan is far from an easy place to be an independent journalist – the nation ranks 152nd in Reporters Without Borders 2010 survey on press freedom. Even given a hostile press environment, Eynulla Fatullayev has had a particularly rough experience … Continue reading

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Jonathan Coulton: I’m replicable, dammit!

NPR’s Planet Money team – one of the best reporting teams in radio, responsible for the seminal, field-shaping “Giant Pool of Money” episode of This American Life – turned their microphones on the future of the music industry late last … Continue reading

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links for 2011-05-19

The Twitter Trap – NYTimes.com Keller's anti-twitter rant – useful as a signpost in a debate, and (as Emily Bell points out) in compactly capturing the anxieties of a generation when faced with new media. (tags: media culture technology socialmedia … Continue reading

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links for 2011-05-19

The Twitter Trap – NYTimes.com Keller's anti-twitter rant – useful as a signpost in a debate, and (as Emily Bell points out) in compactly capturing the anxieties of a generation when faced with new media. (tags: media culture technology socialmedia … Continue reading

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links for 2011-05-19

The Twitter Trap – NYTimes.com Keller's anti-twitter rant – useful as a signpost in a debate, and (as Emily Bell points out) in compactly capturing the anxieties of a generation when faced with new media. (tags: media culture technology socialmedia … Continue reading

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links for 2011-05-19

The Twitter Trap – NYTimes.com Keller's anti-twitter rant – useful as a signpost in a debate, and (as Emily Bell points out) in compactly capturing the anxieties of a generation when faced with new media. (tags: media culture technology socialmedia … Continue reading

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links for 2011-05-18

Anger, Politics and the Wisdom of Uncertainty | Miller-McCune Research on emotion in political life – anger appears to inspire involvement and action, while anxiety is connected to information-seeking and, perhaps, to seeking other perspectives. (tags: politics polarization emotion uncertainty … Continue reading

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CHI keynote: Desperately Seeking Serendipity

I’m giving the closing keynote at CHI 2011 this afternoon. I’m thrilled to have the chance to share some thoughts with some of the smartest researchers and practitioners working on questions of human/computer interaction, and perhaps to poke some to … Continue reading

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Civic Disobedience and the Arab Spring

I spent the past two days in Cambridge, primarily around MIT, and almost exclusively talking about the “Arab Spring” and what we’ve learned about social media and protest in authoritarian states. Early Wednesday morning, the MIT Museum hosted a “soapbox” … Continue reading

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