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{ Monthly Archives } August 2006

Consolidation, paranoia, and IM-creeps oh my!

First, our friend the search engine… Search data recently released from AOL allows anyone with some intrepid follow-up skills and some social engineering to quickly narrow in on unique individuals – individuals who never considered their independent searches were being aggregated by their ISP. A recent flurry of activity designed to protect us from the […]

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The germans will save Wikipedia

The german flavor of the OneTrueWiki will be getting an update soon. Nate Anderson writes at ArsTechnica: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told CNET in an interview that the Germans are coming—and they have a plan to save Wikipedia. The German-language version of Wikipedia will get an experimental overhaul in the next few weeks designed to […]

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MicroID coming to

Earlier this summer I put the call out to the MicroID army… Today, a victory in the making – Russ on the forum writes: I’ve added this to our development branch – it’ll be live in a month. Russ This is a big one – let’s keep knocking on doors and see who answers.

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Nathan Schock on Wikipedia and reputation management

An excellent post – I can’t seem to add anything to it. Well done Nathan. Third, you have to participate in the online conversation. If you don’t, the party will start without you and how many of the millions of people online do you think care about your reputation? That’s what I thought. Nathan Schock […]

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AOL blinks and an Iraqi child confirms he’s Rupert

Online identity is something we’re all beginning to face. We exist in a time when the majority of our digital footprints are being copied somewhere else. One AOL searcher so far, Thelma Arnold of Georgia, 62, has been identified by the NYTimes to be unique user 4417749. This is a disturbing first shot across the […]

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Who’s in my network? Who’s cool enough?

One of the most interesting things in following “the power of the network” is defining what that network is. I’ve come to the conclusion that what I’m most interested in is the people who make up these networks – not the machines and the codes that make them ‘go’. I have a masters in computer […]

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Your network will act quickly and it will remember

More noise for a distributed, contextual-based reputation system by Jeff Nolan… Two seemingly unconnected events caught my attention over the last week and it was only this morning that I put them together. The first is the now well covered Photo’chopped photos that Reuters carried and then retracted, and the second was the less known […]

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