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web 2.0

Living in the real world

As a social experiment (and because i had to reset my phone) i decided not to put any social networking applications on it. I see people everyday, walking around so engrossed on the little world in their hand that they forget that there is a real world with real walking talking people in, all around them. They sit in front…

Youth and the internet

Youth and  the internet We all hear the parents of gifted youth excitedly telling everyone who will listen how their marvelous child already knows how to use the family Ipad,  born in to the technology age their parents are amazed that their toddlers know more than they,  isn’t it wonderful, talented children already ahead of the curve. And yet we…

You are number not a free (wo)man

Hands up if you have a Facebook account, (or for that matter twitter or Google or another ‘free’ service) now hands up if you were one of the throng that howled with pain when Facebook changed its interface or bought Instagram or did anything else that you felt affronted by as a user, a customer. How dare they they change…

Documents suck, information is cool

(With respects to Aarawak for messing with  their tag line) I’ve been thinking recently about the role of documents in an organisations process,  and the slowly dawning realisation that they are increasingly irrelevant, barriers to information sharing, and possibly damaging to all that come near them. Ok that may be a little strong, but let me ellaborate. When the ”document’…

Users, visitors and audience types

In a recent discussion / interview with a member of the Eduserv research group (previously known as (Eduserv foundation) which focused on a study soon to be proposed into CSM and HEI, I was asked to define the ‘user requirements’ for content management system project. Users.., what are ‘users’ when discussing CMS requirements, and are they the same as website…

Content is still king

We spend a lot of time considering the technology of a particular site, customers are always keen to point out the fact that they ‘need’ features and functions to make their site ‘useful’ and attract users, plans involve the development and design of forums, blogs and web 2.0 features that are a must for the new site that will move…