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Four short links: 17 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 17, 2014

Eris — a platform which allows developers and users to deploy consensus driven applications which rely on decentralized architecture and a consensus driven blockchain database backend. Open source (modified MIT). The Disruption Machine (New Yorker) — long detailed critique of …

Four short links: 17 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 17, 2014

Eris — a platform which allows developers and users to deploy consensus driven applications which rely on decentralized architecture and a consensus driven blockchain database backend. Open source (modified MIT). The Disruption Machine (New Yorker) — long detailed critique of …

Four short links: 17 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 17, 2014

Eris — a platform which allows developers and users to deploy consensus driven applications which rely on decentralized architecture and a consensus driven blockchain database backend. Open source (modified MIT). The Disruption Machine (New Yorker) — long detailed critique of …

Data sharing drives diagnoses and cures, if we can get there (part 2)

By Andy Oram
April 29, 2013

Editor’s note: Earlier this week, Part 1 of this article described Sage Bionetworks, a recent Congress they held, and their way of promoting data sharing through a challenge. Data sharing is not an unfamiliar practice in genetics. Plenty of cell …

Doctors rate doctors in HealthTap’s medical quality project

By Andy Oram
November 1, 2012

HealthTap, a network of physicians and patients, routinely breaks new ground and tries bold experiments in the area of generating trust. I remember how, in my first posting about the company, I questioned whether the company could sign up both …

Big ethics for big data

By Howard Wen
June 11, 2012

"Ethics of Big Data" authors Kord Davis and Doug Patterson explore ownership, anonymization, privacy, and ways to evaluate and establish ethical data practices within an organization.

Big ethics for big data

Big ethics for big data
By Howard Wen
June 11, 2012

"Ethics of Big Data" authors Kord Davis and Doug Patterson explore ownership, anonymization, privacy, and ways to evaluate and establish ethical data practices within an organization.

HealthTap explores how big a community you need to crowdsource health information

By Andy Oram
April 22, 2011

How a company addresses the challenges of trust, motivation, outreach, and accuracy while creating doctor/patient connections.

On the Internet, you can hire someone to ensure nobody knows you're a dog

By Mike Loukides
April 6, 2011

Dubious SEO techniques may obscure the bits of your past you want to keep under wraps, but the only real solution is to do something computers can't: Get over it and let the past go.

Dusting for device fingerprints

Dusting for device fingerprints
By Julie Steele
March 1, 2011

BlueCava lets businesses identify devices that are coming to their websites. In this interview, BlueCava CEO David Norris discusses fraud prevention, privacy, and the state of reputation technology.

Four short links: 23 July 2010

By Nat Torkington
July 23, 2010

5 Reputation Missteps (and how to avoid them) (YouTube) -- a Google Tech Talk from one of the authors of the O'Reilly-published Building Web Reputation Systems. Solr on EC2 Tutorial -- the tutorial shows how to index Wikipedia with Solr. (via Matt Biddulph) clive -- a command line utility for extracting (or downloading) videos from Youtube and other video...

Trademarks, trust, and software quality

By Andy Oram
January 29, 2010

Trademark law hasn't caught up to free and open source software. But the issues it needs to address are parallel to quality and trust issues in the technology.

More that sociologist Erving Goffman could tell us about social networking and Internet identity

By Andy Oram
November 23, 2009

Reactions to Frame Analysis, a wide-ranging interpretation of experience by leading sociologist Erving Goffman. Although the Internet tends to strip away the external meanings Goffman recorded, we still bring our real-life frameworks into online interactions.

What sociologist Erving Goffman could tell us about social networking and Internet identity

By Andy Oram
October 26, 2009

Erving Goffman's classic sociological text, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, helps us understand the contradictory effects of presenting ourselves online, and where both opportunities and dangers lie.

Vendor Relationship Management workshop

By Andy Oram
October 14, 2009

CRM can offer many valuable benefits, but ultimately the control lies with the vendor. A Vendor Relationship Management workshop at Harvard looked at what it would take to leave control with the customers.


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