From the category archives:

Social networks

Earlier this year, my friend and former Globe colleague Keith McArthur came up with the idea of celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Cluetrain Manifesto by having 95 people blog about the 95 theses that formed the core of the book. So he set up the Cluetrainplus10 wiki and asked people to sign up, and…

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Is charity the new greed?

by Mathew on December 8, 2008 · 31 comments

Anyone looking for a test case in how Twitter can be used to pull a community together -- apart from little things like the Obama campaign, of course :-) -- might want to consider a recent Toronto phenomenon called HoHoTo. A holiday party for Hogtown geeks and friends started as the germ of an idea…

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It's like a war, except with programmers and social networks instead of soldiers and anti-aircraft artillery. First Google opened up its distributed social net, Google Friend Connect -- which I have installed in my sidebar and also embedded below -- and then Facebook threw open the doors on its version, imaginatively called (what else) Facebook…

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I don't know Russell Davies, but you would think that he ought to have some good advice about being interesting, seeing as how he organized an entire conference called Interesting2007 -- and from what I've read here and there, it was a smashing success (and a great name that I wish I had thought of).…
Last night sometime, a blogosphere/social-media furore erupted (or maybe squabble is a better word) about who "owns" the comments that are made on blogs or on aggregators such as FriendFeed. At the center of the storm, not surprisingly, was Robert Scoble -- who is either the John the Baptist or Typhoid Mary of social media,…

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