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Facebook is NOT the web March 25th, 2013, 6AM

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Facebook wants to get people into their clutches, and obscure the fact that there is a world-wide web of stuff out there. They will probably succeed, too; more’s the pity. Still, I’ll continue to avoid them, just in case they do require my participation to ensure full world-domination. Facebook and Google spread ‘their’ net across […]

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Marco Arment on why you should own your online identity July 13th, 2011, 1PM


Own your identity by Marco Arment: If you care about your online presence, you must own it. I do, and that’s why my email address has always been at my own domain, not the domain of any employer or webmail service. … Sadly, most people don’t care about giving control of their online identity to […]

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Blog Action Day October 15th, 2007, 6PM


Bloggers unite. Today is blog action day, when we write about ‘the environment’ in order to ‘save it’. Oh yeah. Tom Worthington calls for less emails; but I concur with Paul Kingsnorth, and say: smash your computer and lock on to the nearest airport check-in counter! (I might say that, but I’m more inclined to […]

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How CGDNs might help build a sense of belonging. August 29th, 2007, 3PM


My brain is feeling pretty groggy at the moment, so excuse any pointlessness in this post. Not that there’s ever any point to my posts, but that’s beside the point. I’m at work, almost thinking that the afternoon’s nearly half-gone and so, well, what’s the point of doing any more work… There are, in Australia, […]

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