Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Monday, 27 April 2009
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Friday, 17 April 2009
Passive Interest e.g. repeat visits, blog readers, fans, followers, etc.
Active Interest e.g. people who leave comments on your blog, wall comments, @replies on Twitter, etc.
Sharing e.g. social bookmarking, retweeting links, posting links and content to my own sites and profiles, etc
Public Dialogue e.g. public @replies, referrals in a blog post, and references posted to our various sites and profiles, etc.
Private Dialogue e.g. exchanging email, TXT messages, IM, and direct messages on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, etc.
Advocacy e.g. same tools as Sharing, but different language; usually entails recommending the person or brand, and not just a specific piece of content
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Kacie Kinzer of the project said:
The results were unexpected. Over the course of the following months, throughout numerous missions, the Tweenbots were successful in rolling from their start point to their far-away destination assisted only by strangers. Every time the robot got caught under a park bench, ground futilely against a curb, or became trapped in a pothole, some passerby would always rescue it and send it toward its goal. Never once was a Tweenbot lost or damaged. Often, people would ignore the instructions to aim the Tweenbot in the “right” direction, if that direction meant sending the robot into a perilous situation. One man turned the robot back in the direction from which it had just come, saying out loud to the Tweenbot, “You can’t go that way, it’s toward the road.”
The Tweenbot’s unexpected presence in the city created an unfolding narrative that spoke not simply to the vastness of city space and to the journey of a human-assisted robot, but also to the power of a simple technological object to create a complex network powered by human intelligence and asynchronous interactions. But of more interest to me was the fact that this ad-hoc crowdsourcing was driven primarily by human empathy for an anthropomorphized object.
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
From the Borough of Brooklyn comes Dollar Van Demos: a showcase of talented musicians, rappers and comedians performing inside a dollar van with real passengers.
Dollar vans provide a much-needed transportation for neighborhoods under-served by mass transit. Typically operated by West Indian drivers, the ride is cheap, adventurous and now immensely entertaining with the addition of performers singing their hearts out.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration as a performer. Please include links to your music.
GET IN THE VAN.
DO YOUR THING.
GET OUT OF THE VAN.
Spread the word!
Friday, 10 April 2009
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Ever lost a luggage? Could it be that by fate 1 of these bags belongs to you? Is this your luggage is a site that aims to find owners of the lost bags while taking voyeuristic photographs of the items inside it. For more luggage visit the site.
Monday, 6 April 2009
PS: Another favourite is the ever accessible Ted Talk. Long live the geeks!