Monthly Archives: February 2006

Skype’s role as a presencing system

I heard recently that Skype can shorten a hard drive’s life span: A more serious drawback lies in Skype’s software. By accessing the hard drive multiple times per minute, the program prevents it from entering sleep or idle modes. If … Continue reading

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Skype, conference chats, and transactional analysis

I recently had my first experience with a skype IM conference chat. This wasn’t my first group chat, but it’s been a while. IRC chats were so much faster! The chat started off as a group but I had to … Continue reading

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MySpace case study on Gravity7

Social Interaction Design Case Studies In an attempt to flesh out the issues and approaches particular to social interaction design, I’m undertaking several case studies of popular social software systems. As each system has its particular theme (dating, social networking, … Continue reading

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