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February 28, 2006 | Leave a comment

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Working hard (with beer)

Working hard (with beer), originally uploaded by Ben Werdmuller.

The things we do for Elgg – after a hard day presenting and consulting, we retired to the bar to do yet more project work. It’s a busy life! (Photo taken by Dave on my slightly grainy Nokia phone.)

MySpace and collective knowledge

Bill Fitzgerald put me onto this talk by Danah Boyd: Identity Production in a Networked Culture: Why Youth Heart MySpace. It’s a good overview to the cultural issues surrounding teens on MySpace.

It’s a small Internet: I’m already familiar with Danah through her excellent archive of Ani DiFranco lyrics, although I had no idea she was in academia. My girlfriend is deaf and can hear music but not lyrics; these have been invaluable, and Ani’s road team have kindly used them as a reference in order to provide set lists and transcripts so she can listen along at gigs. As it turns out her PhD research is “on how people negotiate a presentation of self to unknown audiences in mediated contexts”, which is obviously a very interesting topic to me – I will read her blog with interest.

Another interesting post is on knowledge systems and collective questioning – sometimes you don’t want to know about the collective questioning of your community. I think this has implications for our future plans with tagging; it’s definitely something to think about.

Greetings from the snow

February 26, 2006 | Leave a comment


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