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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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The always excellent Jason Kottke has a post up that got me thinking about the "broken windows" theory and how it applies to online communities. The theory -- articulated in this piece from The Atlantic in 1982 -- states that crime and bad behaviour of various kinds tends to proliferate where there are obvious signs…

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As many people who have been reading this blog for awhile probably know, I work for the Globe and Mail, a daily newspaper based in Toronto, where I've been working since 1994 or so. I've written about the stock market, the rise of the Internet, moved out West to write about oil and gas, and…

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The venerable New York Times has launched a new social-networking style feature to its site, called TimesPeople. In its early incarnation, it involves downloading an extension to use with Firefox (interestingly enough, the site doesn't seem to care about Internet Exploder users -- only going after the early adopters, apparently). Once you install it, you…

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Is Twitter losing it?

by Mathew on May 28, 2008 · 13 comments

Hugh McLeod's latest GapingVoid cartoon probably sums up what many Twitter users have been thinking of late. The service, which hasn't exactly been known for its reliable uptime, has been effectively crippled for almost a week now, with no ability to page back through previous messages and no support for using it through instant messaging.…

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