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Searching in the Echo Chamber

by Darin Stewart  |  January 4, 2012  |  1 Comment

At a time when technology should be broadening our information and knowledge, it may in fact be narrowing our minds. Attention management is becoming an instinctive self-preservation behavior.  We don’t have the time and energy (nor the interest) to read and evaluate everything presented about every issue. So we filter. Whether we admit it or […]

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The Benevolent Dictator Principle

by Darin Stewart  |  April 4, 2011  |  1 Comment

A few years ago, media incubator partnered with Wired magazine in a decidedly meta project called Assignment Zero.  The idea was to use crowdsourcing to produce an in depth study of crowdsourcing.  NewAssignment would “have a crowd of volunteers write the definitive report on how crowds of volunteers are upending established businesses, from software […]

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Facebook is not a Social Network

by Darin Stewart  |  March 28, 2011  |  9 Comments

I finally got around to watching “The Social Network”, the film chronicling the rise of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. The movie was excellent, but I found myself obsessing over the title, The Social Network.  I frequently hear the terms “Facebook” and “Social Network” used more or less interchangeably, like the brand name Scotch Tape™ and […]


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