Question 166 of 365: How can we scrape better?

Image via Wikipedia I guess I might as well go on the record for stating that the future of networks is in scraping. I know that some people are calling it the social graph and the power of the connections and links and liking and all of that, but I …

Question 152 of 365: What do we do with uninvited guests (or, the CC effect)?

There is a disturbing trend in sharing. We share with others (as we should), giving them the ability to edit and observe. This allows them to contribute and for everyone in the collaborative process to move forward. However, this is where the trend emerges. Once this becomes a norm within …

Question 145 of 365: How can we make self policing work?

Image by sociomantic via Flickr Many people are uninterested in social networking. For as many people that are joining Facebook every day (about 500 million total have done so), there is an enormous amount of people who want nothing to do with it. Moreover, there are even more people who …

Question 134 of 365: What can Diaspora teach us?

Image by Intersection Consulting via Flickr Until this week I had only ever heard the word Diaspora to describe Jews who are living away from Israel. It had such a specific meaning that I didn’t really think about just how powerful decentralization could be as an idea that can energize …

Question 122 of 365: Who yells out during a live recording?

Image by commondream via Flickr One of my favorite bands of all time is Ben Folds Five. There was always a certain nerdiness that went along with listening to them that I never really could explain away. The one song that resonated with me longer than any other during early …

Question 112 of 365: How do we show up now?

Image by Simon Lieschke via Flickr I didn’t miss a class in college. Not the early morning british literature class with the English woman who hated students that “shouldn’t be english majors according to their lack of ability to write.” Not the earlier still poetry course with the stroke victim …

Question 98 of 365: What will we have time for?

Image via Wikipedia I remember a discussion I had with my homeroom teacher in high school that went something like this: Teacher: I used to play the guitar, a twelve string, and I really loved it. I haven’t played it in years, now. I think it may have a hole …