Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-31

  • head in too many places #
  • on hold to centrelink. on skype-out, call recorder running. #
  • @fang Just skipped vista here on mac/bootcamp and went to win7 in reply to fang #
  • Just realised, my ideal quick flow/blogging solution would most likely currently be solved if Evernote had a “Blog This” button :) #evernote #
  • @kerryank you’re hurting my brain. in reply to kerryank #
  • A caveat to previous #evernote tweet – it should do more than attempt to load an ext blogging app, like #netnewswire does :/ #
  • Reading minutes #
  • @kerryank and said strangers should be given 4 glasses of red wine for having to listen :) in reply to kerryank #
  • checking out a thing called #SortSite … mmm no Mac version – #
  • @kerryank oo…then we’d all be tequilaised! in reply to kerryank #
  • @monnie I keep one of those foldup ones stashed in me bag with me wallet. in reply to monnie #
  • oh poo, 6 pages with accessibility problems o my blog … must fix. #
  • SEO-“Title tag is longer than 66 characters. Google search results display the first 66 characters of the title, cropping to complete words” #
  • @Kodo on what mac? mines an older mini. in reply to Kodo #
  • OO…my ext drive died. #
  • Time to get a big nas I reckon. recommendations? #
  • @mickyj I’ve heard ReadyNAS is good. You sell em I guess? :) in reply to mickyj #
  • @mickyj something that’ll do 2 x 1gb mirrored with hot swap. in reply to mickyj #
  • resizing bootcamp partition using CampTune after win7 took more room than expected – so far so good. #
  • bugger, just found a typo in my cv #
  • @kerryank oooo…now that’s a cheeky idea! in reply to kerryank #
  • love the way mac integrates pdf everywhere #
  • heading out into the big bad world of dark. laters. #
  • loading ipod for commute this arvo. god I wish #twit would id their shows so they appear together. loading 2schooners, mbw, some #ntc09 etc #
  • back from beyond #
  • Anyone know which wiki software (self-hosted) has the best back end editing – preferably wysiwyg? #
  • <filter time=0:30:00>-#newinventors</filter> #
  • aghh…filter fail. going twitter-dark #
  • perplexed that #evernote doesn’t seem to sync saved searches between computer instances #
  • @fang will get onto lessig audio… in reply to fang #
  • bed. #
  • @fang This is what you want in reply to fang #
  • heading out into the big world of dark. later #
  • Updated blog post: virtual co-presence – #
  • Lifekludger New post: Buttonless remote control – move it #

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virtual co-presence

Update: Some sentences rearranged to better express what I wanted to convey. Bold added. 


Last year a blog post by Mark Pesce titled “Those Wacky Kids” contained this paragraph:
Mizuko Ito, a Japanese researcher, studied teenagers in Japan a few years ago, and found that these kids – from the moment they wake up in the morning, until they drop off to sleep at night – are enaged in a continuous and mostly trival conversation with, on average, five other friends. They might be in the flat next door, or on the other side of Tokyo. Proximity doesn’t matter. What does matter is the constant connection. Ito named this phenomenon “co-presence”. It seemed a bit too science-fiction wacky-technophile Japanese, at the time.
I just rediscovered this in some little used backwater of my online tools after saving it there ages ago.
The bold highlighted part is the bit that struck me, not simply because it’s obviously what’s going on with social networks and why things like Twitter are so popular – I’ve always seen Twitter as a ‘presence‘ app, but primarily because it’s what I’ve craved and been for years living out to varying degrees in various places online.
It’s also what I see and experience as going on big time in Second Life. With a twist. There, the physical, geographic proximity of the residents [users of SL] in terms of where they live  certainly doesn’t matter (aside from the obvious problems differing timezones bring). And certainly, the relationships bought about by connection is the thing that keeps them returning.
However when in SL the issue of proximity does matter in terms of virtual geography. The “co-presence” spoken of is felt and made stronger by being in the same close virtual proximity with others in-world.
It’s why gatherings for dance partys with music live streamed in by DJ’s thrive, companies hold meetings, educators take classes, live music events where artists play in some remote physical location with their music streamed straight into the virtual gathering are extremely popular, it’s why people build homes and have friends around, and why they go exploring together, and develop close personal relationships, and why people gather in groups around in-world, often simplistic, puzzle style games that they share in the same virtual proximity with others – where the being with others is part of the enjoyment of the game – in my opinion, often moreso than the game itself.
Yes, in the physical world, proximity may be becoming less important for connection to others.
In the virtual word, proximity is everything and co-presence is made almost palpable.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-24

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My chicken’s on the internet – poem

My boy was around, showed me this kids poetry site. One of the poems was the following. Hope you like it as much as I did.

Here’s him reading it [audio]

My Chicken’s On the Internet

My chicken's on the Internet.
She surfs the web all day.
I've tried to stop her browsing
but, so far, there's just no way.

She jumps up on the mouse
and then she flaps around like mad
to click on every hyperlink
and every pop-up ad.

She plays all sorts of chicken games.
She messages her folks.
She watches chicken videos
and forwards chicken jokes.

She writes a blog for chickens
and she uploads chicken pics.
She visits chicken chat rooms
where she clucks about her chicks.

I wouldn't mind so much
except my keyboard's now a wreck.
She hasn't learned to type yet;
she can only hunt and peck.

–Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2009 Kenn Nesbitt
All Rights Reserved


Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-17

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Audio from #cua09 – Mike Seyfang

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The Social Web (Web 2.0 and beyond)
A brief tour of social networking tools with a view to developing strategies, plans and techniques for participating in online conversation with your stakeholders. Building on the ClueTrain assertion that “markets are conversations”, and taking cues from face to face conversation in “real life” we will take a brief tour of social media tools – paying more attention to those which help us listen. By the end of this session you should be able to begin listening for online conversations relevant to your work, and hopefully you will figure out how to gain some benefit from the old saying ‘you have two ears and one mouth – use them in that proportion’
Mike Seyfang – Social Media Consultant



Note: this is audio taken from a qik video taken with a mobile phone and stitched together with whatever source available so is not complete … audio quality varies accordingly.

watching #cua09

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Originally uploaded by dnwallace

I’ve been watching the info coming out of Sydney from the ConnectingUp Conference (or, not coming out, with the connection probs they’ve been having).

This image shows the state of my screen as I was following stuff. Interestingly I heard Mike talk about me spending a lot of time in Second Life – which I was while watching #cua09 and at exactly as he said it.

I also had the twitter stream of the conference tag being displayed on my 40″ Sony TV across the other side of my room. I was using VisibleTwitter full screen, and would glance at it every so often.

You can catch a small video below, taken with my digital camera, of what it looked like.

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Keynote audio from #cua09 – Allen Gunn

Mike (@fang) prompted meto get some audio from his qik recording of the ConnectingUp 2009 Conference.

This is from Allen Gunn, (Gunner) Executive Director of Aspiration.

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Note: this is audio taken from a qik video taken with a mobile phone and stitched together with whatever source available so is not complete … audio quality varies accordingly.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-10

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-10

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