Connecting the Dots: Conclusion

June 1, 2010

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So here we are. Semester 1 is over. But social media have only just begun. Networked individuals will become the norm. I belong to that rare mob who will actually remember what life was before the internet. It gives me the creeps; I see myself there, sitting in my rocking chair, telling my children about […]

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Steal This Post II?

May 30, 2010

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I just watched Steal This Film II. It made me think about copyright,  intellectual property and ownership now and in the future. Copyright -a species of intellectual property – is not an easy concept. It is in fact a relatively new one (see Lessig: Open Code & Societies, p. 351). Before the late 19th century, […]

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The Rise of Hits and iCulture

May 25, 2010

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We live in a world I like to call iCulture. Me, me, me. Add a bit of you (because I need you to survive; it’s a lot more fun that way) and then a commercial platform to enable us to shout our names and our likes and dislikes. In fact, I am nothing without you! […]

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Apple, Blackberry and Other Popular Fruits

May 18, 2010

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The virtual world becomes the real world. If I say “apple”, you think of..? If I say “blackberry”, you think of…? If I say a “banana” what do you think of…? Maybe the banana is the next apple. Let’s go bananas! I prefer to eat my fruits.

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Top 10 YouTube Clips

May 15, 2010

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YouTube has defined our new media era with the most popular videos of all time. Many thanks to Read Write Web for the idea. Lucky No. 1 Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” with 204,581,297 2. Charlie bit my finger – again! with 189,779,925 views 3. Evolution of Dance with 143,412,245 views 4. Miley Cyrus – 7 […]

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Internet Speaks Its Mind Thoughtfully

May 8, 2010

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A journey of a thousand sites begins with a single click. ~Author Unknown Internet: absolute communication, absolute isolation. ~Paul Carvel The Internet isn’t free. It just has an economy that makes no sense to capitalism. ~Brad Shapcott The Internet is the world’s largest library. It’s just that all the books are on the floor. ~John […]

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Dotted Design Is Heaven Divine

May 5, 2010

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I am a design freak. What can I say? I come from IKEA Land after all. We praise the “do-it-yourself.” And there’s something about WP themes that allow you to try new things and see what works best for you and your blog. OK, so I changed my theme a billion times. I guess indecisiveness […]

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