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Book Review: Dan Gillmor – We The Media

Book Review: Dan Gillmor – We The Media

We The Media (2004) is the book that launched Dan Gillmor’s career as an authority on journalism and blogging. In his first book Gillmor, once a former professional musician, lets us take a peek at the past, present and...
Review: We’ve got Blog. How Weblogs are Changing our Culture

Review: We’ve got Blog. How Weblogs are Changing our Culture

We’ve got Blog is a collection of thirty four articles about weblogs compiled and edited by John Rodzvilla. It was published in 2002 during which blogs had been around for three years. As well known blog essayist Rebecca Blood...

Should WikiPedia be accepted as an academically viable source?

This question is inspired with a discussion I had this afternoon on IRC with my fellow Utopians. I believe there is already some literature out there about the trustworthiness of information on wikipedia. Below I will paste the chat...
An example of online collaboration

An example of online collaboration

The marketplace at the social network Hyves is an example of online collaboration. Theorist C. Shipley makes a distinction between cooperation and collaboration: “Collaboration is a much less involved affair in which sole, independent participants advance separately.”...

Bruce Sterling on blogs – podcast

Bruce Sterling, cyberpunk science fiction writer, asks what new media does for writers. He talks about the creative process of writing, the restrictions and politics, the uselessness of Microsoft Word and.. blogs! Apparently, comic book writers and stand-up comedians...
Hassan Bahara’s wiki

Hassan Bahara’s wiki

I wikied the writer Hassan Bahara, whose book Een verhaal uit de stad Damsko I used for writing my thesis. As I promised, I added a few internal and external links. It’s my first wiki ever, but I think...

presentation Ted Nelson

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Roy Ascott has been wikified

Pioneering the place of cybernetics and telematics in art, Roy Ascott has been working with issues of art, technology and consciousness since the 1960s. He was born in Bath, England on 26 October 1934, and educated at the City...
Utopia on the Dutch wikipedia!

Utopia on the Dutch wikipedia!

I wanted to make a substantial wikipedia contribution and found out that there is no Dutch description about the online webgame Utopia. So I wrote one here –> http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_%28online_spel%29 and subsequently fucked up the URL. Oh well.

Wikipedia entry: Ketelhuis

I love Wikipedia, I use it on a regular basis, but I never thought about contributing anything. Why not? I’ve never searched for something that wasn’t there and I’ve never encountered something that I thought was incomplete or incorrect...

Cut-Up Method at Work

A friend was inspired after a conversation about the cut-up method and the article William S. Burroghs wrote. The result is below the fold, enjoy.

Hui Chen on Wikipedia.nl

I put Hui Chen, the eight year old boy who is staying in jail in Zeist because his mother hasn’t got a valid visa, on Wikipedia.nl http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hui_Chen Let’s hope he doesn’t get deported so he will see the entry...

Wikipedia: editing McLuhan

At Wikipedia I have added a quote from Marshall McLuhan. I found this quote last year when I was writing my bachelor thesis. However, I could not find the book or article where this quote came from. So I...

Wikipedia: Bands, VR and Cyberspace

Wikipedia as band promotion? Maybe, it sure makes your band better searchable on the internet. I added an entry to the Dutch Wikipedia about the band I play in, check out the entry at Wikipedia NL. Of course Wikipedia...

Ethnic Stereotypes in Video Games

I managed to update an english wiki on the subject of my BA thesis. It’s been annoying me for years that racial stereotypes are widely studies in all media except for video games. Considering the’re very influential and played...

43 things

Browsing through 43 Things is intended to give you inspiration on goals yet to achieve and stimulate you to realize at least one. However some people will feel down and helpless, they are reminded of their infinite debts, their...
Web 2.0 review: Webjay

Web 2.0 review: Webjay

What’s it for? On Listible I found the website Webjay which is a so called ‘playlist community’ from Yahoo. The site introduces itself as ‘a tool that helps you listen to and publish web playlists.’ People can upload songs...

Analyzing blog statistics

Great PDF about how to analyze our blog statistics/audience: E-metrics Might help us to improve.

Masters of media web 2.0 review – Stuffireallyhate.com (13)

Stuff I Really Hate.com is a parody on feel good sites like 43 Things.com where you can share your dreams and goals with people around the world and let them join in. Whereas the main question on 43things.com is...

Creative Commons License

I have tried to make a footer for the creative commons license, but unfortunately this theme cannot be changed, for as far as i could see. Therefore I have added the creative common license on top. Perhaps this is...
Feed Shark

Feed Shark

Feed Shark is a service that will allow you to list your blog at the main blog services, such as Technorati, GeoUrl, and Weblogs.com. All you have to do is fill out the form in which you have to...
Remember the Milk: Don’t forget to add your tasks

Remember the Milk: Don’t forget to add your tasks

One of the many upcoming Web 2.0 applications is Remember the Milk (RtM), an online personal agenda with the very appealing option to add the locations of your appointments to the map. And yes… it is Beta. Since this...
Web 2.0 review: Carbonmade

Web 2.0 review: Carbonmade

http://mastersofmedia.carbonmade.com/ Introduction Carbonmade is a Web application which allows you to create and host an online portfolio. Creating a portfolio can be a lot of work and take up all your time. Carbonmade offers a service which allows you...