Philosophy and Online Community (posted on Sequentia’s Blog)

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Q: What’s the common thread running between a playwright, an Egyptian reformist, and a social media marketer?  A: They are all looking for universalities of human behaviour. If you can pinpoint what people really like to do – in fact, what they are predisposed to do – then you have a better chance of creating compelling content, a Charter of Rights and Freedoms, or software that promotes engagement and possibly “community”. The point is that, …

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Obama and social media

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I was reading this article in Time about Joe Trippi, the man behind Obama’s online campaign, and one line in particular struck me: “But while Obama rarely managed a clean win against Clinton in the big states — the ones that will count most in the fall — he kept winning delegates even when he lost primaries. By April, it became almost mathematically impossible for Clinton to catch him.” Much …

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Long live Mike Potter. And the Web.

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When I first started living in the online world fifteen years ago, a lot of people were still grappling with the ephemeral, intangible nature of the web, i.e. “anything on a hard disc is not real and one step away from deletion” and “online community relationships are not real, won’t last”. People still lose data, and there are a lot of pretty shallow relationships on Facebook. But the online world now …

MichaelLong live Mike Potter. And the Web.