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Niche Social Networks

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Recently Gowalla was bought by Facebook. I immediately said the user accounts would be merged, users would be forced to transfer to Facebook and Gowalla would be shut down. Turns out I was partially correct. Some people on Twitter were happy for the founders of Gowalla as they made some money selling out to Facebook but their users weren’t happy. This is a danger users face when considering investing time and effort into niche networks and platforms online…

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New York Times VS Chinese Internet Censorship

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

I read the Hao Hao Report.  There I said it.  I haven’t subscribed to their RSS feed for a long time, I’m not an active user. I’m not an old China hand.  However I did live in the country…

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Yahoo for YHOO

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Yahoo Inc. has been in the news lately with Microsoft’s attempt to buy them and their possibly anti-competitive deal with Google, the changes to their board trying to be forced upon them, even the sheer number of executives abandoning ship…

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A new low for internet forums

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

I’ve complained in my blog and online about people saying unkind things about me behind my back on internet forums. People are entitled to an opinion but being deliberately, callously hurtful, that is wrong…

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New Internet Cafés banned in China

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

You can’t ban the internet, but apparently in a move to keep Chinese youth from spending too much time online, they have banned the opening of additional internet cafés…

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