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New Accountability for Corporations: Jail Time for Executives

The OccupyWallStreet (OWS) movement has gathered momentum rapidly, from a mere mention in a July 2011 e-mail newsletter from Adbusters, a Canadian activist organization, to hundreds of locations and thousands of supporters across the US and beyond (see Wikipedia history on OWS). The We are 99 Percent movement, as some are calling themselves, have many grievances, […]

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Remarkable things about the iPad

I have always been fascinated by new technologies, particularly those that are social in nature (and look cool). So, obviously when the iPad came out, I placed my pre-order as soon as possible, and looked forward to the day when I could take it out of it’s sleek box. I then got a couple more […]

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Anywhere – preview of new book from Yankee Group

I got a note from the Yankee Group about a new book ‘Anywhere: How Global Connectivity is Revolutionizing the Way We Do Business’ by Emily Nagle Green (twitter: @emilynaglegreen). I downloaded the sample chapter and I must admit, I was quite impressed. The concept behind the book is how we will all be impacted by […]

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Imaginatik’s Innovation Top 10 for the Downturn

How can you take ‘innovation’ – the process of doing new things that deliver value – and make use of it during a downturn. If your organization is defocusing on innovation, all is not lost. Here are Imaginatik’s Innovation Top 10 for the Downturn. Use innovation and idea management tools and processes for cost reduction. […]

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Introducing the Sense Gen

I have a swimming pool with a pump that keeps going wrong. Why do I have to go look at the pump to find out it is not working, after it has already failed. And do this while my friend in Berlin has attached the baby monitor for his toddler daughter to an SMS text […]

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Technology without People doesn’t work. People without Technology doesn’t scale

I remember doing my doctorate on collaborative technologies back fifteen years ago, and one quote stuck on my head: “Technology without people doesn’t work. People without technology doesn’t scale” Now, I am really struggling to find out whether this was a real quote from someone else, or whether I invented it as part of my […]

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Smartsourcing – I’ll give you $2.00 if you tell me what it is

I just got a Facebook alert from Jonathan Spira, Senior Analyst at Basex on my latestTwitter update regarding my last blog post on enterprise crowdsourcing for cost reductions. OK, I am making this deliberately a little complicated, but that is what life is these days. Jon referred me to a blog entry by his colleage, Cody Burke, on smartsourcing (http://www.basexblog.com/2009/03/19/in-the-briefing-room-smartsourcing-with-the-mechanical-turk/), […]

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Who owns your image on someone else’s photos?

I have been doing some research on the Internet to see what other people have come up with. Some interesting links & insights come from: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=who+owns+your+image+in+a+photo&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 – my original google search (keep it simple to start with!) ** The case here under discussion was an employee of a gas company who took pictures after the Oklahoma City […]

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I recognize you! Automatically! All your old pictures (and other people’s )!

I have been fascinated by the way that new social technology is in the cusp of dramatically changing human relationships and interactions. I am particularly interested in notions of trust – and mistrust. One technology I have been following has been facial recognition technology. This has profound implications in the way we portray ourselves as […]

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Social computing goals for 2009: edit in one place, auto-update everywhere

  I am having a frustrating time trying to get my ‘status feed’ working across all my social applications. I have decided to use Twitter as my main place to update my status (http://twitter.com/mark_turrell). I do this usually once a day, sometimes more often if I am sitting at the computer, or if I am […]

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