Monthly Archives: September 2011

Social tools, technologies of time

“Social systems only exist in and through the continuity of social practices, fading away in time.” Anthony Giddens In matters of designing social media and social tools, I don’t think we can ever fully appreciate the importance of time. Time … Continue reading

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Actions and activities on social tools are grounded in discourse

’Action’ is not a combination of ‘acts’: ‘acts’ are constituted only by a discursive moment of attention to the duree of lived-through experience. Nor can ‘action’ be discussed in separation from the body, its mediations with the surrounding world and … Continue reading

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Social objects? Social facts.

“Language is not content to go from a first party to a second party, from one who has seen to one who has not, but necessarily goes from a second party to a third party, neither of whom has seen. … Continue reading

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