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Is Twitter now an enterprise productivity tool?

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Share this post I would have to concur with Marshall Kirkpatrick. I also now use Twitter as a working tool, not just for ‘status upates’ (which I don’t really do any more unless I can say something vaguely informative or … Continue reading

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Twitter killed the Status Star

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Share this post When Twitter started out it seemed like a cool new web application to update your ‘status’ (what you are up to) for friends and, well, the world in general. Like Facebook status updates, but out on the … Continue reading

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This week I am mostly at…

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Share this post I HATE blog posts that apologise for the lack of updates. Like, who cares?! Either blog or don’t blog. Just don’t apologise. However, I do find that these days I update my Twitter microblog more than this … Continue reading

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Dvorak just doesn’t get it

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Share this post John Dvorak is an old-fashioned tech jounralist in the US who thinks we’re going to have another dotcom bust: “Every single person working in the media today who experienced the dot-com bubble in 1999 to 2000 believes … Continue reading

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Turn Facebook statuses into a twitter feed?

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Share this post Julian Bond at Voidstar has a great post on routing all your and your friend’s Status updates from Facebook to Twitter using Mario Menti’s excellent TwitterFeed service. Now, here’s my question. Is this not completely insane? Keeping … Continue reading

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German hacker turned away from the US

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Share this post I have written about security and terrorism before (in The Guardian). One conference I went to a few years ago in Dublin involved sitting around working out how to hack into WiFi. ‘Black Hat’ security is about … Continue reading

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Blast from the past – social software in 2004

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Share this post In July 2004 I wrote a piece called Confessions of a social software addict. In the current wave of interest about social networking (or social software as we called it then) I thought it might be instructive … Continue reading

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Desparate startups bearing coffee

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Share this post As described in Wired Magazine today: “TechCrunch Blogger Michael Arrington Can Generate Buzz … and Cash” “Michael Arrington was sound asleep in his bedroom in Atherton, California, when three men burst in. Naturally, he was startled. His … Continue reading

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Freebase aims to monetise data Wiki via API services

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Share this post OpenBusiness has interviewed Robert Cook, one of the co-founders of Freebase, a startup which aims to become the “Wikipedia for data”. Revenues will come through charging thrid party firms to access the API and leverage its data. … Continue reading

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Tribler’s long-tail video service

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Share this post Watch out TIOTI.com? As Mashable reports, Denmark-based Tribler (note the .org domain) has created a BitTorrent client which works like Last.fm to find new media based on your downloading history. The non-profit group, a joint research project … Continue reading

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