As social networks grow up, they grow acne and facial hair. But they also start to mature, and to become more complicated. Analysts that are unaware of those changes risk missing out on some of the subtleties. danah boyd’s ‘None of this is real’ describes what Garde-Hansen calls “the binary logic of computer culture” expressed […]
That’s the proportion who don’t engage, don’t interact. So the scholarship on interactivity (including mine) is all very well. But everything we make that’s interactive has to work for them too.
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 […]
Libraries today are full of books. The Radcliffe Camera in Oxford is a fine example – a beautiful library with space for no fewer than 600,000 books. Books are the main way in which we understand the past five hundred years or so. We supplement them with art, architecture, and other physical relics (bits of […]