Musings on ‘Networked Society’

Have you claimed your share in the $34 million lottery win yet?

According to a tweet from March 5th, one Andrew Kuczynski has won $34,443,238.37 US in the Powerball lottery. And anyone who sees that tweet can get their very own $1,000 share for just a follow and a retweet. As I write this, he has received well over 130,000 retweets and, being true to his word, […]

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Why Only Google is to Blame for the Buzz Fiasco

Two weeks ago, Google launched Buzz, a service that lets you “[s]hare updates, photos, videos, and more”. In a way, Buzz is Google’s response to Twitter and Facebook. Competing with incumbents as successful as these two is a challenge even for Google. Therefore, in order to give Buzz some serious momentum right from the start, […]

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Transcontinental iChat Travels

Thanks to Janet Hill, whom I met at the MacMania 4.5 geek cruise last year, and who works for Apple in education, I just had the most awesome iChat session ever: a trans-atlantic video chat. A few weeks ago, Janet and I had already tried to initiate a video chat, but the Gods of the […]

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