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June 29, 2005

Loyalty Marketing Presentation

Having one of those frantic months at work ... part of which was to take part in a Customer Loyalty Workshop run here at Templeton last Thursday. My (unexpected) role was give a bunch of CEO's, consultants - people who...

June 28, 2005

MIT Weblog survey

Um, this is truly heartening to know ... [hat tip to julian]...

June 27, 2005

links for 2005-06-27

Open Tech 2005 - 23rd July in Hammersmith, London. Ted Nelson, BBC Backstage and more - all for a fiver. Looks great! (tags: Events)...

June 22, 2005

links for 2005-06-22

Influence At Work Robert Cialdini's thang (tags: Persuasion) Grafolicious: A webmaster tool to see the evolution of a del.icio.us bookmark (tags: CoolTools)...

June 16, 2005

links for 2005-06-16

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Study sick people and you get a sick psychology - Maslow studied people like Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt and Jane Addams (tags: Psychology) getluky.net » Gordon Luk’s Freetag, an Open Source Tagging / Folksonomy module for...

About My Books

Picking up [via Euan] on the book thingamebob ... Total number of books I have owned: Too many - I know I should take books out from the library, but for some reason it's not the same ... Last book...

Media Mental Sets

Have just discovered John Suler's blog "The Psychology of Cyberspace", and it's shaping up to be a corker. He's got a wonderful entry on what he calls Media Mental Sets.Traditionally, in psychology, "mental set" refers to a fixed pattern of...

June 15, 2005

links for 2005-06-15

YubNub A command line for the web (tags: CoolTools WebOS)...

June 14, 2005

links for 2005-06-14

Video interviews with anthropological "ancestors" via Ideas Bazaar (tags: anthropology)...

Postcards from the Edge

I liked this [via an old post from Foe Romeo]. It comes from a New Statesman review by James Fenton (subscription needed) of Tom Philips's postcard exhibition "We Are the People". The individual object is of no great worth on...

June 10, 2005

links for 2005-06-10

TagCloud - Home tag based aggregation etc (tags: RSS tags) Psych Central - Psychology of Weblogs: Everything Old is New Again (tags: Blogs psychology) Term Extraction Documentation for Yahoo! Search Web Services Code yahoo webservice...

Network Enabled Capability: Promise and Practise

There's a great, short article hereRUSI- Network Centric Operations Today: Between the Promise and the Practice that looks at some of the findings the US military (and others) are making trying to put Network Enabled Operations into practice. A coupe...

Praying for Aussie burnout

OK. So they don't really play Twenty20 , but the Aussies still make it look easy."Matthew Hayden has some ominous news for English cricket supporters, Australia are starting to get the hang of twenty20 cricket. The Australia opener proved once...

June 9, 2005

My name is not Robert

Went off to the geek dinner on Tuesday night with 200 or so other people and had a great time. It was held just of Trafalgar Square at a Tex-Mex venue, and I get the feeling the poor people downstairs...

June 7, 2005

Phil Edwards, apparently

have just found Phil Edwards' blog, Apparently... . It's a place to collect my thoughts on user-centred ontologies, ethnoclassification, folksonomies, emergent semantics and so on. I'm looking at this area as part of a project for a repository of social...

June 6, 2005

links for 2005-06-06

Blogs & Wikis: Technologies for Enterprise Applications? Incl. why wikis won't replace cms systems (tags: social_software enterprise) Introduction to Social Network Methods: Table of Contents (tags: social_networks Intro) McGovern Institute at MIT Explains How the Brain Finds Waldo: Neurons...

History and humility

Quote for the day:"A man who does not know what has been thought by those who have gone before him is sure to set an undue value upon his own ideas" - Source: Mark Pattison, MemoirsI don't really know how...

June 4, 2005

links for 2005-06-04

Ideascape Hosted all in one blogwikiIMshebang CafeSpot If you need some good independent coffee near you The Drivers of Employee Engagement: Research based on 10,000 NHS employees Scientific American Mind: Natural-Born Liars -- Why do we lie, and why...

June 3, 2005

Doubt and Toilet Soap

[via Chris]Spiked have just done a science survey to celebrate Einstein Year, asking a range of renowned scientists what one thing above all they would teach the world about science. There were two gems. From Frances M Ashcroft:Science is the...

Slimming the feed back down

Have just scrapped my short experiment with fat feeds. My bloglines citations page was getting full of me mentioning me mentioning me. Which was as tedious online as off. Now have an eye on Jack Vinson's approach to see how...

Wifi, Cafes and Solitude

Coffee shops are waking up to some problems with wifi, it seems. [via the excellent Crumb Trail and IFTF].In Seattle, afive-year-old cafe added free Wi-Fi when it seemed their customers wanted it a couple of years ago. It initially brought...

June 2, 2005

links for 2005-06-02

GorillaMask.net: Stuffed animals perform the final scene from Seven Brad Pit as an Orang-Utan (thanks to Relativepath.org) (tags: MakesSnicker) mcharper's musings » More formal folksonomy tags Peer Pressure » Ubertags Thoughts on blending tags and taxonomies Why’s (Poignant) Guide...

Ontologies are overfeared

Clay's recent polemic misses a key point I think. Yes, classification is political. Yes, classification is imperfect in a changing world. Yes, we need to be wary of all that. But what are "tags", "folksonomies", "ontologies", and "tag clouds" when...

Patterns in production and distribution

I like this. A lot. Though it makes me wish I could read Norwegian. Jon Hoem over at Diablog :: has come up with a nifty chart which, if I understand it, breaks down relationship types (ish) as a result...

Link Presentation (Outside and Inside)

Does anybody know if you can colour-code links based on where they're going to? What I'm interested in is getting (and giving) a quick visual indication of where the links on a post are headed. As far as I see...

June 1, 2005

links for 2005-06-01

Secrets of the A-List Bloggers: Lots of short entries Mathematical proof of my z-listness (tags: blogging) 3quarksdaily: Brain Region Linked to Metaphor Comprehension (tags: brains) Too much knowledge can be bad for some types of memory, study finds Classification...

Now you see it, now you don't

Matt Webb has a nice idea on managing feeds. Here's a feature I want from my RSS feeder. Every so often it should silently hide one of the feeds. If I notice, and if I remember what it was is...

Ant's and Pattern recognition

Shamelessly nicked from the interesting Ulises Ali Mejias...

Stupid question #15324

Going to wear my ignorance on my sleeve here, so answers on a postcard would be great... 15324. What's the correlation between complexity theory and size of network? i.e. does emergence etc apply to groups of 12, 50, 150 etc?...

My name's Chubby and I wanna be your friend ...

Have set up a "fat feed" - which should give entries, comments, and trackbacks - if anyone's interested. To stop it being a spam-bucket, I've switched all comments to moderated, but basically that means that bank loans, poker sites and...

Knowledge Retention and the Importance of Forgetting

Three things happened in conjunction this morning that made me wonder whether memory and experience have some underestimated drawbacks. In order, I saw Jack's post about Knowledge RetentionMy server stopped working because it was full, andI read a paper by...