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ViralOne Still Alive

This blog is still active in my mind. You can always consult the memetics tab on thememoirs.org.

I’ve just designed a quick header image and chosen a new theme. More to be posted soon.

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The Unwisdom of crowds, Introduction

After reading Marc Fawzi’s articles on the wisdom of crowds, we were confronted with the unwisdom of crowds, which is actually the mob mentality. It has been proven that the more people are together, the less intelligent decisions will be taken because of mob mentality.

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State of the blogosphere

David Sifry, CEO and founder of Technorati, has posted an interesting article in April about the state of the blogosphere. He also posted a follow-up article in the month of May 2006.

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News from the Spanish Blogosphere

We have been made aware of a Spanish memedigger called Menéame. It’s currently in beta form and looks quite polished.

A great post on the state of the blogosphere in general and the Spanish blogosphere by Recuerdos del día de mañana, which translates into Memories from the morning of the day. For the Spanish speakers, here is a direct link to the post in question. For the others, a translated version. The article goes back and tackles some of the issues breached by Jason Calacanis and his attempt to hire the best users of digg and other memediggers to work for Netscape.

Bohamled, author of the blog, also makes a parallel to the Spanish memedigger Menéame and how he realizes that there must be a Menéame mafia, similar to the digg mafia and how that must influence the Spanish blogosphere. He mourns the loss of objectivity when these types of moves are made by corporation such as AOL and Netscape.

Web 2.0, defined

The comprehension of the blogosphere resides in new technologies that Web 2.0 brought forward.

From Wikipedia’s entry on Web 2.0.

The term Web 2.0 refers to a second generation of services available on the World Wide Web that lets people collaborate and share information online. In contrast to the first generation, Web 2.0 gives users an experience closer to desktop applications than the traditional static Web pages. Web 2.0 applications often use a combination of techniques devised in the late 1990s, including public web service APIs (dating from 1998), Ajax (1998), and web syndication (1997). They often allow for mass publishing (web-based social software). The concept may include blogs and wikis. Continue reading ‘Web 2.0, defined’

A Moblog, defined

An important part of the blogosphere, moblogging enables bloggers to blog whilst away from their computer through handheld devices, such as cellphones, PDA’s and multimedia devices. Typically, the image and text is sent by email from the handheld device to a server which automatically posts it to the aforementioned blog.

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A Blog, defined

The blogosphere is composed mainly of blogs and web 2.0 type social sharing applications, such as del.ico.us. At last count, through technorati, there were 48.7 million blogs worldwide tracked by them. The push is to put all your data online and  through tools access them anywhere. This is basically the server/ console model, where the console would be mobile. This is already happening with the advent of online email applications, to social bookmarking to online storage.

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