October 27, 2005

You say profession, I say passion

Missed this while on my travels. Anjo, Lilia and Stephanie have been doing some interesting things analysing blog communities through terminology rather than links. [Anjo writes it up here, here and here.] One of the upshots of it all is...

August 31, 2005

International Blog Day 2005

Spurred on by Euan, Rebecca and the general idea of International Blog Day [which is basically about putting some birds less of a feather on each of our radars], here are some selected reads very different from the mine from...

August 30, 2005

Events: wikis, blogs, podcasts and a diagram for how they might fit together

Looks like we might be starting to experiment with some more un-conference-y approaches here at Templeton. Wey hey! Was chatting with a colleague here at Templeton, and trying to explain the relationship between blogs, wikis, events etc and drew the...

August 23, 2005

Folders and keywords

Catching up with various feeds, I came across Tom Coates' interesting comments about what he sees to be two tagging cultures: those who tag and think of it as a keyword, and those who tag and think of it as...

Gossip Columnists

Here's an idea: pick a startup. An unfunded one. Get to know them. And blog about that. Google doesn't need your speculation. And there are far more interesting things that small teams are doing.Otherwise, as Peter Caputa over at PC4media...

June 2, 2005

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...

May 4, 2005

Community Black holes

Interesting stuff from Anjo on some problems he's having with an algorithm to discern weblog communities. It seems his current algorithm works fine until it hits a power node (or what he calls a "core blog"). The core blogs ......

May 3, 2005

RSS and strategic feeds

On some ideas and a plea for some more on how to better manage feeds.

January 12, 2005

Visualising Communities and Characters

Ancient British Scientist finds Anjo's work on communities or "settlements" a real treat.

November 23, 2004

RSS in 3 Dimensions

On being able to fly through your feeds, this time without a helmet, and get a bird's eye community view

November 11, 2004

Personal Knowledge Management Workshop at KMEurope

On a PKM workshop past, some good company and a wiki future

October 22, 2004


On a little strip of an image that tells you about a conversation

October 21, 2004

The Sting in the Tail

On why you're more likely to get "bad behaviour" outside the mainstream, but why you need to go there.

October 18, 2004

Reasons to be cheerful

On the origins of social software, computer mediated communication, and why for me "social software" is software that concerns itself with socially negotiated truths.

October 7, 2004

Social bookmarks behind the firewall

On a little idea for finding out what people you work with bookmark.

October 5, 2004

The Rules of the Love Doctor

On Maths, Sex and how their relationship might apply to social software.

September 23, 2004

Finding Feeds

On how posting is the easiest way to find good feeds, and how that might affect your pitch to your boss.

September 14, 2004

The Commodity Fetishism of Thought (or Me! Me! I want that idea!)

On collecting, Quatremere and context

August 26, 2004

Mapping your blog mind

"Mindmaps from delicious tags" and "delicious tags from blog categories" should mean "mindmaps from blogs", shouldn't it?

August 20, 2004

The Very Delicious Mind

A tool for mindmapping delicious bookmarks

August 17, 2004

Quick Question

Who's a tortoise?

July 5, 2004

BlogWalk 3.0

Some brief thoughts on my too brief visit to Vienna to BlogWalk 3.0

June 7, 2004

Feeds & Faces

If blogging is a conversation, then why not add a face to the feed?

June 2, 2004

Burke's Unending Conversation

On Burke's "never-ending conversation" metaphor

June 1, 2004

Technorati & Dead Conversations

On Technorati and whether the window for what is "live" should be customizable.

April 8, 2004

My Mom works over there

On citation analysis and steering to the frontiers of science

April 6, 2004

Manners and long posts

Long posts aren't polite. They're like bores in the pub. But they needn't be. Conventions such as introductions, extended entries, excerpts and abstracts vastly improve their manners. Spike Hall is writing about long weblog posts. He comments "I think it's...

April 2, 2004

Signals, Noise & Blogs

On information overload vs cognitive overload

March 31, 2004

The Six Tendencies of Persuasive Blogs

On some useful ways to get attention

Right Conversation, Wrong Place

On thoughts on talking to people who can and want to talk back

March 3, 2004

Lilia introduces Anjo

On Blog Certificates

March 1, 2004

Echoes in the Invisible College

On Echo Chambers as new, improved Invisible Colleges.

February 27, 2004

Echo Chambers & Rhetoric

Hairy Eyeball on Echo Chambers and Rhetoric"Echo chambers exist. If you don't think so, subject yourself to the comments section of Little Green Footballs sometime, or watch some Fox News. And it takes some work to swim against this current....

Commonplace ignorance

On commonplaces as a medieval precursor to blogs

February 26, 2004

Write like you speak

On how we use different parts of our brains for writing and for speaking, and what that might mean for blogs as conversations.

February 25, 2004


On audioblogs, and a starter for ten

February 22, 2004

Friends, Bloggers, Countrymen

On rhetoric and how Cicero might have advised bloggers

February 17, 2004

Listening and Anecdotes

On why you shouldn't just read, but actively read blogs.

February 15, 2004

Coffee & Categories

On how seventeenth century coffee-houses may have something to teach us about the way we blog

February 10, 2004

Furl & del.icio.us

On easy shareable bookmarks

February 3, 2004

Blog Jazz

On the use of moods to communicate in blogs

January 14, 2004

Blogs in a corporate world

On CEO's relation to social tools