Category Archives: Social Networking

Identity Is not a Thing

It is amazing to me how many ways notions of identity are employed and how nebulous identity itself remains.  Consider all of the variations identified in Wikipedia.  Contrast the social-science distinctions of identity with the tacit assumption of identity as … Continue reading

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Recommending “Her”

Vicki was out of town on an important family mission during my official 75th birthday, yesterday, and I treated myself to the new film, “Her.”  (Please don’t read the Wikipedia synopsis, it sucks the life out of the story and … Continue reading

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fluidinfo: A SemWeb Like a Wiki[pedia] or Like a Google?

Apparently fluidinfo is the new grey (elephant) and we are the blind explorers.  Me too. John Blossom, in a 2011-03-24 post, “Will Fluid Flow to Reality?”, sees Fluidinfo having to contend with Google.  The comparison is with the Google properties … Continue reading

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When is an API a Silo? fluidinfo Knows

The announcement of “O’Reilly’s new API” and a contest for its creative use just caught my eye on Twitter. I’m intrigued by the broad sweep of the tagline: Openly writable shared metadata for everything.  Everything! I must know more.  Mustn’t … Continue reading

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When Techies Argue About Accessibility Features, What Is the Argument For?

Results of Questionnaire ISSUE-32: how to provide a summary of a table, e.g. for unsighted navigation? – Straw Poll for Objections – Web-Based Straw-poll and Balloting System I’ve been following smatterings of the HTML5 debates on what is in, what … Continue reading

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Blog Lists on my Page

I created a Blog Lists module on the sidebar of this space.   It showed up as a post in my RSS feed.  I wonder if it will do music, movies, and books too.   Cool!    Technorati Tags: orcmid, Windows … Continue reading

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