How to understand Facebook

Joanne Garde-Hansen again: Facebook is a database of users for users; each user’s page is a database of their life. I disagree. Facebook does have a huge database, but it’s how it uses that data that is important. Its real strength is using context to create meaning. Check this out. A user (in this case, my […]

#DoctorWho and The Norwegian Texters

Espen Ytreberg reports an interview with a Norwegian TV viewer who was describing the experience of sending an SMS and seeing it appear on the TV. Interviewee: It’s great fun… You get that return message, ’Your message will be screened within so and so long’, right? That’s a real kick, you have to try it too. […]