Did you know that Ilya’s book was available in its entirety online? I didn’t. But now that I do, I think it’s time I got stuck in and tried to understand the low-level underpinnings of the internet and the web.
From twenty years ago, a look back at the origins of the internet, written by its creators.
It’s all about the signalling.
This is quite an astounding piece of writing. Robert Lucky imagines the internet of things mashed up with online social networking …but this was published in 1999!
Facebook will destroy your children’s brains | by Martin Robbins @mjrobbins | Science | guardian.co.uk
A pitch-perfect parody of people that peeve.
Responding to Malcolm Gladwell's recent piece in the New Yorker, Jonah Lehrer argues that the strength of weak ties *does* extend to social activism.
A well-argued piece by Malcolm Gladwell on the relative pros and cons of weak-tie networks and strong-tie hierarchies ...although, as always, Gladwell relies on anecdotes more than data to make his point.
Blaine outlines the vision for Webfinger.
An interesting take on the business models of social networking sites.
An examination of behavioural contagion in social networks.
danah boyd addresses the Microsoft Research Tech Fest.
Behold the double awesomeness of Jeremy Paxman and Ben Goldacre! Susan Greenfield, alas, is simply embarrassing.
Glenn has created a screencast of his superb Skillswap presentation, syncing up the audio with the slides.
Social networking for dogs through RFID. Spimy animals FTW!
Mimi Ito talks to the BBC about the findings of a report into teens geeking out online.
We have a new network protocol, courtesy of Vint Cerf and NASA. Move over TCP/IP, here comes DTN: Disruption-Tolerant Networking.
My new motto is "The Social Graph is a Spherical Cow."
Aral points to what is possibly the most egregious password anti-pattern implementation yet: a new startup called Spokeo http://www.spokeo.com/public/join
This is great news! Brad Fitzpatrick and Kevin Marks have built a new Google API that will spider XFN links.