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Obey the HABBO way and you’re OK

Obey the HABBO way and you’re OK

In ‘the declaration of independence of cyberspace’ John Perry Barlow spread a utopian view on the internet in witch users will create their own rules and laws without restrictions or political interference. In this post I will compare this...

Comparing dirt

One of the most popular blog-phenomena can be found in the celebrity gossip corner. In contrast to the paper tabloids these weblogs can be way faster with the latest gossip and are generally more sarcastic. I will bring forth...

web 2.0 and mind mapping

Brainstorming is a way to solve problems or come up with innovative new ideas. It enhances the quanity and quality of ideas in group settings. Typical brainstorming instructions prompt group members to generate as many ideas as possible, to...

What is Twitter (not)?

A web 2.0 review in Twitter-style:
Cooperation: Google, OpenSocial and social networks

Cooperation: Google, OpenSocial and social networks

GoogleOn November 2nd Google presented her “new baby”: OpenSocial. OpenSocial is a open source technology based on html and javascript, which allows networks to be open for gadgets and widgets from other sites. So why must...
Virtual Worlds in Modern China

Virtual Worlds in Modern China

Since the launch of Second Life (SL) by Linden Lab in 2003 it has attracted the attention of many Chinese users. Despite the popularity of SL in China and partly because SL has never been officially launched in China,...

An analysis of a vj collaboration; “A Collaborating Cooperation or a Cooperating Collaboration?”

Different definitions, or interpretations if you will, have been linked to words like 'collaboration' and 'cooperation'. One example of this is a part of 'The Art of Free Cooperation' (2007). In the chapter 'Collaboration on...

How Social is Wikipedia?

On the Wikipedia site itself, it does state 'Wikipedia' under the entry "Social Software". But I was wondering about how social Wikipedia is in comparison with other social sites (for instance YouTube, MySpace, etc - see previous post). Because...
What’s wrong with Web-cynicism?

What’s wrong with Web-cynicism?

Whether you're the latest social networking site out of Silicon Valley, or a lowly blogpost fueled by coffee, plans don't always work out. I started writing this post with the title The Wasteland of Web 2.0, and was going...

Thanks for the add

Image by Scott JohnsonMyspace started in 2003 as a stage for aspiring bands and musicians, but evolved from a subculture platform to a mainstream profiling and networking giant. I want to have a look at the...

Cyberbullying or Collaborative Violence?

Media and communication technology has provided us with tools to enable and facilitate collaboration without physical participation or geographical constraints. When it comes to the impact of new media on childhood and youth, there has always been much discussion...
Online collaboration scales

Online collaboration scales

In talking about collaboration on the web, the first thing I did was running the term ‘collaboration’ through the WikiScanner, in order to find out to what extent online collaboration was used to create the article on collaboration on...

Cooperation and feeling of unity

Online multiplayer games tend to encourage communication and cooperation. Constance SteinKuehler, from the University of Wisconsin, has found that these types of games are ‘sites for socially and materially distributed cognition, complex problem solving, identity work, individual and collaborative...
L.A. Raeven fighting Spehr

L.A. Raeven fighting Spehr

Spehr articulates the freedom part of cooperation in three points: freedom of negotiation, freedom of refusal and freedom of movement. This political utopia Spehr is talking about, is certainly interesting but also evokes...

Learning from Hardware: rethinking cooperation.

When we scrutinize the structure of data management, we could find a solution in looking at project cooperation as a metaphor. The metaphor I will be using, is data management as project cooperation. One way to establish the preservation...
blog.google.com: Internet finally subsumed by Blogs

blog.google.com: Internet finally subsumed by Blogs

It is well known that Google, which depends on every link it indexes to recommend search results, has a certain 'vulnerability' that blogs expose. Bloggers are professional-amateur-pointers. They publish frequently, they link a lot, and then they syndicate...

The collaborative Web 2.0

According to Wikipedia, collaboration is a structured, recursive process where two or more people work together towards a common goal - typically an intellectual endeavor that is creative in nature - by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus....

Football with the boys 2.0

As a new media student I'm always interested in examples of how new media applications find their way in peoples everyday lives. My football team is a good example off a social event that formerly only took place in...

Collaboration under censorship

In response the problematic situation in Myanmar, social activists, students and Buddhist monks gathered to stand up against the totalitarian regime of the Burmese government. Blogging is the only way to get censorship free news and forms the heart...
The art of abusing the possibilities of collaboration

The art of abusing the possibilities of collaboration

A few days ago I read a remarkable story in the paper about the readers of an infamous and rebelious website/blog called Geenstijl that was able to mess with the election of the best Dutch slogan ever that was...

Accountability Online

Is decision-making on the internet more democratic, less hierarchical than in the ‘real world’? Is structure needed in collaboration? In the ‘real world’ there is a general consensus about this: In any kind of management, be it the board...
Second life: a utopian project gone bad

Second life: a utopian project gone bad

Of course, we all know Second life, any many writings already exist. Mostly on how incredible and promising this open-source-collaborative online community-building actually is. To see in what ways these terms hold any value nowadays, I logged into Second...

Making the Spinplant Relevant: more from Friedrich Nietzsche

<update> See bottom of the post and the comments </ update> About a week ago there was a small-scale furor on this blog and a Nettime-NL thread surrounding the spinplant. Laura (one of the very creative members of this...