App.net broadcast channels and an SOS.

What are ADN Broadcast Channels, what could they become? Could a variant be used to reduce the noise and save our streams?

App.net BroadcastAt first glance, App.net’s new Broadcast feature could be seen as just an RSS replacement; dig a little deeper and you might see some parallels with Twitter’s emergency alerts but what exactly is it?

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App.net broadcast channels and an SOS.

Hop: first impressions

Hop claims to transform the email experience: can it live up to the hype or does the execution fall short of the promise?

HopA number of mobile applications are attempting to reinvigorate our use of email; AOL’s web-based client Alto sought to improve the experience with better categorisation and easy access to all attachments (but in an interface that, at times, looked strangely reminiscent of old versions of Lotus Notes) while Mailbox aimed to help us to power towards inbox zero on iOS.

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Hop: first impressions

Thoughts: building a new global village.

“Social as a quality is still something we’re trying to (re)discover…” +John Kellden

BuildWe are social animals and throughout history have gathered in groups for various needs: protection, food, social companionship. Recently, however, we have been less social as a species than at any time in our history.

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Thoughts: building a new global village.

The social jigsaw.

The social jigsawSocial
/’sōSHəl/
adjective

  1. of or relating to society or its organization.
  2. needing companionship and therefore best suited to living in communities.

Social is a series of shared experiences.

We join networks to communicate and share data with our peers. We may gather in subnets (communities or groups) to better manage resources but there is something more fundamental:

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The social jigsaw.