October 2009 08
Realtime streams: now and then
Posted By : Adrian Chan

All social media involve a dislocation that de couples the act of communication or interaction from its artifact, which is a text or recording. This is a shame, in some respects, but one that creates

October 2009 06
Social media, converging streams?
Posted By : Adrian Chan

One of my favorite books about community is a work by Nobel Prize winner Elias Canetti called Crowds and Power. It’s a beautiful and thoroughly insightful study on people assembled in different ways and for

October 2009 05
Social Interaction Design: Ratings
Posted By : Adrian Chan

I had other things in mind for this morning until a client sent me an article in today’s Wall Street Journal about online ratings. She, like many others running review and ratings-based sites, is “suffering”