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Daniel Luiz dos Santos

Coming all the way from the beautifully chaotic São Paulo (after a brief
upbringing in France), this Brazilian graduated in Social Communication (with a minor in advertising), while working in the online communication industry for the past 5 years, focusing in strategic planning, mobile initiatives and social media. Also collaborated with the research lab Digital Culture Observatory of the School of the Future - University of São Paulo.
A geek by profession, and by nature (since before it became cool to be one).

Related interests:
- Social Recommendation
- Information Architecture
- Augmented Reality
- Digitization of culture
- Video gaming

Random interests:

Cooking / Modern literature / Martial arts / Zombie apocalypse / TV series / Basketball / Atheism

A corporate view on mobile app development – interview with BM&FBOVESPA’s Web Projects Coordinator, João Magalhães Lima.

BM&FBOVESPA is the Brazilian stock exchange, and one of the largest in the world. Headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil, it has offices in Rio de Janeiro, New York, Shanghai and London. João Magalhães Lima is the Web Projects Coordinator...

qwiki – can linear narratives still be relevant in hyperlinked contexts?

Some time has passed since the official launch of qwiki (see the Masters of Media Blog initial impressions). Although still in alpha, a more profound critique can be put forward as the platform evolved and opened itself to users.
App review: Prey – open source anti-theft solution for PCs, Macs, and phones

App review: Prey – open source anti-theft solution for PCs, Macs, and phones

Prey lets you keep track of your phone or laptop at all times, and will help you find it if it ever gets lost or stolen. It’s lightweight, open source software, and free for anyone to use. And it...

Downvoting god – atheist discourse and anonymity on social recommendation platforms

Introduction We are all witnessing, in the last few years, a new wave of secular thought permeating different spheres of society. As the mediatic discussion of religious fundamentalism is on the rise, its dialectic opposite also gains momentum, as...

Book review: Cory Doctorow’s “For the win – organize to survive!”

Cory Doctorow’s novel could be described as a thriller for the MMORPG generation. The author / co-editor of Boing Boing, describes a near future scenario, in which professional gamers in developing countries stage revolts, first in-game, and later, in real...

Notes from the underground torrent scene – or on the distributed emergence of taxonomical conventions.

There is an uncertainty aura around the act of downloading illegally distributed content: no matter how versed one is in the matter, one can’t always be completely sure of its precedence, which directly impacts its expected quality, relevancy, and...