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Social Graph is Plural

Social Graph is Plural

“Social Graph” is not just a singular noun. “The Social Graph” is a popular misnomer that has plagued the social networking portability conversation ever since Brad Fitzpatrick catalyzed the blogosphere with a vision about the Global Social Graph. But in fact, “The Social Graph” has little real value outside of computer science elegance. Nobody but […]

Zen and Technology

I’m not sure how I found it, but today I discovered a bit of a gem in the blogosphere: ValleyZen. For a quick taste, check out the interview with Drue Kataoka on View from the Bay. It is amazing how a few simple words can have such a profound visceral impact. Drue’s suggestions resonate with […]

Law enforcement v Minimal disclosure

The Washington Post today exposed considerable excesses by “fusion” centers organized post 9/11. Intelligence centers run by states across the country have access to personal information about millions of Americans, including unlisted cellphone numbers, insurance claims, driver’s license photographs and credit reports, according to a document obtained by The Washington Post. … Dozens of the […]

The Killer App Proceeds From the User

Alex Iskold of Blue Organizer asks “What is the Killer App?” for the Semantic Web in an article that nicely condenses the current best of class in the major contending promises of what Tim Berner’s Lee has recently dubbed the Giant Global Graph: Natural Language Understanding No longer a need for cryptic “Googlese” to get […]

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