思想 | ideas | 생각

Everything the Network Touches by Tom Coates

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A presentation that is as vast as James Glieck’s book The Information, Tom Coates ties networks, communications, innovation and manufacture together. My favourite line:

It took a planet to make this room

Take outs
Google indexs over 28 billion pages
Google Books holds 15 million out of an estimated 130 million books the exist
Upgrades to the web of data:

  • Social software – collaboratively create, make information, put things out there – Flickr
  • Social networks – one big data set: who you know. It isn’t valuable until the data is matched with other services
  • Geolocation – is a similar way of joining information from around the web to make a narrative or story
  • Real-time data – upgrade in efficiency and speed
  • Data visualisation – highlights the recombinative possiblities of the web of data (and the web-of-no-web)

Kindle’s network connectivity a la the Whispernet is transformative and reflects future networking trends
Spime – object that reports its location in space and time; makes ownership less ‘possessive’. The object can become a service – pay per use
MujiComp – a kind of Steve Jobs aesthetic with modular ubiquitous computing
Immersive web maps on to environment through buildings appliances etc rather than into a wearable computing device
Networks and data are an accelerative effect on ideas and innovation
Semantic web has led some of the work astray, though the tools and much of the work being done using the technology has been good and useful – ignores folksonomies, focuses on large search engine companies
Information follows more of an adhoc devolved distributed approach
Gaps in open data particularly in identifying non-web data: books, songs etc
Privacy being redefined – from what is hidden to what we decide it is reasonable for companies (and other organisations) to know about us

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Links of the day | 在网上找到

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Trying to get back up to speed with links, have a helping typist hand, not up to date yet but this is the first of more links of the day posts to follow:

US Military Scientists Solve the Fundamental Problem of Viral Marketing | MIT Technology Review

Seth’s Blog: Is Google jumping the shark? – interesting that Godin thinks this is isolated to Google

Physicist recalls witnessing Higgs particle’s discovery at CERN | South China Morning Post – awesome article on science (paywall)

Datagraphic: What Does it Mean to be Middle Class Around the World? – Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International

Using Artificial Intelligence, Japan Just Launched A Rocket On The Cheap | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Chinese firms stumble in overseas operations| – stumbles is a strong word, interesting read though

More features ( in WeChat – Step by step with Screenshots

•Organize activities;
•Initiate votes;
•Collect signature;
•Post articles;
•Send greeting cards.

Art, Copy & Code

Facebook Removing Option To Be Unsearchable By Name, Highlighting Lack Of Universal Privacy Controls | TechCrunch

Hakuhodo develops Asia version of X-Advance measurement tool – Campaign Asia

A Chat with the Makers of Don’t Snoop Me Bro, a New Fool-Proof Encryption Tool

44% Of Consumers Showroom Frequently

The Emerging Middle Classes Beyond BRIC – Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International

Panasonic Kisses Plasma Goodbye | EE Times – rather sad as plasma screens do provide an image with superior contrast to LCD screens

The Secrets of Bezos: How Amazon Became the Everything Store – Businessweek – A peek Inside Amazon: “Frugality breeds resourcefulness, self-sufficiency, and invention.”

The footnote in Twitter’s IPO filing that tells a tale of civil war among its founders – Quartz

3 Ways to Boost Your Facebook Login Conversion Rate Above 70%- Facebook Developers

anonymity is hard – Hacker OPSEC

U.S. Army Research Office Backing 4D Printing with $855,000 Grant

Welcome to Sulia – interesting knowledge / social search service

Five Key Trends in Global Luxury Goods – Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International

Study: Are Digital Trends Driving a PR Industry ‘Identity Crisis’? – In2

Data Discrimination Means the Poor May Experience a Different Internet | MIT Technology Review

HP: We’ve Been a Little Late to the Game, Admits Whitman; MSFT, INTC ‘Outright Competitors’ – Tech Trader Daily –

Apparently a lot of that TAT (The Astonishing Tribe) talent left BlackBerry Sweden to start a new company called TOPP… | – not good

All Is Fair in Love and Twitter – – the monomyth is a myth

Forget organizing the world’s information, this company wants to make sense of it – Quartz

Beijing Neighborhood Preservation: Is Design the Solution? | New Republic

Boeing’s Dreamliner nightmare continues as Japan Airlines defects to Airbus – Quartz

Hackers Target AT&T to Vodacom in SIM-Card Scam – Bloomberg

NTT Docomo Finally Gets The iPhone, But Subscribers Still Flee Due To Low Stock | TechCrunch

Microsoft offers differing takes on use of Kinect data for marketing | Ars Technica

Oculus Rift Brings Virtual Reality to Verge of the Mainstream | MIT Technology Review

Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures Running Out Of Cash; Looking For $3 Billion From Investors | Techdirt

Maybe news is just more efficient — BuzzMachine

Pew surveys of audience habits suggest perilous future for news | Poynter.

Keyboard Shortcuts and Typing Tips for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch

Why Kickstarter projects are always delayed

Chinese immigrants find Australian small talk too awkward | South China Morning Post

And Then Steve Said, ‘Let There Be an iPhone’ – – reads rather similar to Steven Levy’s original Mac story Insanely Great

How efficient is Twitter’s Business Model? – not terribly

Special mix from the Secret Garden People

Apple’s iPhone 5s tops sales charts at big 4 US carriers, iPhone 5c close behind

Ad groups prepare for “cookieless” future, develop opt-out tool for alternative tracking | The Technology Chronicles | an blog

What does the rise of Selfie Culture mean for marketers? — mobileYouth®

Samsung execs shown confidential Apple-Nokia patent license terms, allegedly misused information

MediaPost Publications Men, Women, And Media: United by Media, Divided By Content 10/02/2013

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Broken arm
I managed to break my arm late this morning, so unlikely to be posting until I get my cast off then service will resume as usual; with the usual boring content and bad grammar.