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Hiding in Plain Sight

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The internet geeks among you may have heard of this web site called " Wikileaks ". only heard about it the other day through my hair stylist. The things the kidz* get up to these days. Everyone seems to have become very excited about it. tend to come to things a bit late. I'm a bit slow, a bit "special needs". And this assumption is correct.

The Rise of the Hedgehogs

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Remember the Marshall McLuhan scene from Annie Hall ? Well, here it is: "Boy, if life were only like this". Care to justify yourself to yourself?"

podcast - james dellow - enterprise rss action day

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Today I interviewed James Dellow about the Enterprise RSS Day of Action. Download the podcast here (8Mb, 32:54) 2:00 - Andrew McAfee & SLATES - Enterprise 2.0 is about more than just wikis. 3:05 - Grey Areas - when social software isn't "social". 5:30 - What is RSS? Really Simple Syndication 9:50 - So what about Enterprise RSS? Nice one James!

the hunt of the unicorn

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They clattered down the high street in their chain mail, spitting forth hoarse cries like rotten teeth. Everyone was looking for a myth, not a toy.

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random numbers

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Random Numbers, darkmatter The dice have wings. The dice rest on the flat of my hand and for a moment they are still. To shake and sting.

Party Hard

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The missus bought us tickets to see Pulp at the Horden Pavilion a couple of weeks ago. We only seem to see bands from the 90s these days. Admittedly she goes out to see a wider range of artists but I just can't be arsed. An insufficient number of rock venues offer table service. They were odd bunch. Jarvis Cocker's stage presence was/is unique.

Story Week Tuesday: Little Triggers

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So we looked at how people responded to a story told by Obama back in StoryWeek. What did people think about Tuesday's story ? But he just left.

I have no idea why the UK riots happened

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Let me start off by saying that beating people up and/or robbing them is bad. Burning down other people's property and businesses is also bad. Are we agreed on that? Excellent. spent the first 28 years of my life living in the UK and 4 of those years were in London. So it was depressing to see parts of that city going up in flames. ukriots

marrickville week (4)

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Source: ABS Census Data.

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marrickville week (3)

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Source: yewenyi Source: OZinOH Source: lucid7

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marrickville week (2)

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Source: Marrickville Image Library.

marrickville week (1)

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This is the street where I live now. On the downside, there is no baker's cart plying its wares every morning. Source: Marrickville Image Library.

man week (5): brutal

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Man Week is leading to some darned interesting blogging. One theme that crops is violence. And it's true. Men - esp. young men - are brutal. Hang on.

statswatch: no recession?

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The Australian Jan-Mar GDP figures came out last week and they were positive. So we are not in recession - officially.

crown seal

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Neck hugging Bubble reining Cloth catching Shining Cutting Closing I make a glass bottle a monarch. seal royal lips. No gossip in my court.

google vs bing: microsoft thinks i'm gay

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Microsoft have brought out there own search engine competitor to Google. Google's results were quite funny. Bing's results were.

Story Week Monday: How did Obama do?

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Some of you have been asking about Story Week. Well, our team of researchers have been combing the data and here are some initial results.

way down in a hole

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There seemed no disconnect between these two positions. Large organisations tend to be dysfunctional. Institutions both enable and constrain.

Story Week: Friday

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So its Friday and here we are at the end of Story Week. Many thanks to all of you who contributed and here is our final story - something serious.

grief

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So I was talking to a tech-head who went green. She was into all this social software stuff - esp. virtual worlds / Second Life.

Story Week: Monday

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Blurb: The Story Week is here! So without further ado. Loading

give 'em tha money already

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I have been asked to blog in exchange for money before - but only by people who make Babcock & Brown look like sure fire bet. Just Do It.

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noel edmond's multi-colour cynefin framework

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This version of the Cynefin Framework was inspired by a comment from Robert Perey at this. Who am I ripping off here?].

exposure

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Something like this image cropped up in a talk given by Ed Mitchell at Digital Eskimo yesterday around our use of social software 'n' suchlike.

do you know a blunt instrument?

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You may remember Barry Business from PubCamp last year. Barry strikes me as someone that I encounter in Australian business circles a lot.

storytelling (2): ken robinson busts some moves

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And before he said it, I knew what one of them would be. This talk is one that everyone seems to love. It's very different to the story Obama told.

storytelling (1): obama gets fired up

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Shawn played a similar video to this at a conference I was at in Melbourne about a month ago. Barack Obama tells a story. It is slyly self-deprecating.

cool

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There's a bit of a discussion going on over a JC 's place about "cool kids" and online communities. Communities vary a lot. Are you "cool" or "warm"?

social software & worldvision - interview with keith don

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A few weeks ago, I had a great conversation with Keith Don from WorldVision about using social software in not-for-profits. So here goes. What's next?

story challenge: rip kungler responds

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Rip Kungler responded to my challenge to his honour on the CSTC list regarding the story competition with this digital poem. They wanted glamour.

story challenge - show me what cha got.

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Here is a challenge. I am looking for people to write some stories for me. Why I am doing this is described below (as is the how)*. Ta Da!

fragile

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Source: Redback Theatre Group I was down in Melbourne last week. It had been hot on Saturday. The air scalded my lungs when I sucked it in.

mike's inauguration special

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I have had to ban Mike from commenting on blogs. Click on the images to view larger versions]. inauguration mike wagner fax

mike's engagement issues + convergence

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Against my advice, Mike has been commenting on the Witchery / Naked furore. well, I'm sure you can guess). He was quite hurt by that. mike wagner fax

cutting edge technology watch

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Here at EwF, we believe in staying at the bleeding edge of tech (kinda like a scab on the seeping wound of innovation).

new social media rankings released

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the age of conversation - live from moscow

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the age of conversation 2 - so much more than a runner's up prize

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more age of conversation testimonals

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the age of conversation - live from berlin

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As my family were not killed by the nazis, I wasn't especially outraged. Or I might have been watching Mad Men. age of conversation