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Best (read most fun, chatty, and interesting) IRC channels and networks?
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I popped in a few days ago. It's pretty quiet in there now. :)
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Wonderful video about the ritual of touch -
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Watched this the other day while perusing other TED videos... very nice
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I think we need to be heading in this direction...
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I suspect that this might be somewhat divisive among my IT colleagues...
In the consumerization of I.T., fewer companies are dictating which smartphones, tablets and other electronics must be used by their employees.
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"Is disconnecting a cell phone or a social network any different from trashing a printing press?"
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Orwell's 1984

If you control information, you control the populace.
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There is something so magical about rounding a curve in the road in the morning and seeing a gigantic hot air balloon floating directly above you.  
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I know what you mean. I walked out my front door last week and saw it!
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I need to see this installation - 
The Japanese artist who recently collaborated with Marc Jacobs for a collection to be released in July is now presenting her new art installation to the public next week on June 13th. The Whitney Mus...
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Ok. Let's give this Google+ thing another shot. I WANT to love you, G+ - I really do. Our previous fallout wasn't your fault, it was all me. I didn't know how you fit into my life and now I realize that you really do have your charms. I'm willing to give us another shot.
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I'd love to figure it out myself. Let me know if you do.
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It’s a pretty exciting time in social media these days. Google +, huge changes by Facebook, more and more streaming content, the social graph – it’s pretty spectacular when you think about it. I’m afraid, though, that no one actually is thinking much about their own content.

Yesterday when I watched the news from Facebook and saw the new Timeline – I had an emotional reaction watching the video, thinking about how I could use Facebook to really chronicle my life and create this wonderful online scrapbook of memories. How beautiful that Facebook would give us that ability – what a wonderful thing!

And it is a wonderful thing, but I have some concerns. For right now, let’s just forget all of the privacy concerns that come along with these changes. That’s a huge post that I’m not about to get into right now. Suffice it to say that we all need to think a bit more about what we’re willing to put out there.

What I’m worried about is this – I feel like the easier it is to capture memories and share them, the less we’re valuing them. There are more videos and photographs being taken today than at any point in our history, but how many people are saving these memories in their physical form? How many of us are taking the time to print our photos, put them in an album, and create a story that we can look back on years from now? That we can touch, and feel, and hold?

I’m not a luddite – far from it – but there really is something about holding a photo album in your hands, and seeing how time has changed the paper of the photos. Seeing someone’s handwriting on the back of the photo saying when it was taken, or how old you were. Running your hands over the pages of the album and feeling the weight of it in your hands. We’re missing this piece.

I wrote another post not too long ago about recipes and cooking with my grandmother’s recipes. I have the ability to pull up basically any recipe in the world on whatever device I choose to, but there’s something about feeling that recipe card in my hand, written in my grandmother’s handwriting that makes it more special. There’s something about seeing the stains on the recipe from ingredients that have splashed there during the process. That’s something online recipes can’t give me.

I love technology, I love sharing things and connecting with people more than just about anything in the world, but I just wonder if we’re missing out on some really important ways to capture, preserve, and cherish memories and moments. I personally plan to do something about that.
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Totally!
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I've launched a Kickstarter project to bring back Mill Pond in the virtual space of Second Life. I really miss making art in that space.

If you're able to help fund the project that would be completely awesome. :)
Mill Pond existed as a thriving community within the virtual world of Second Life. I think it's time to bring it back - with your help.
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Rich - you are awesome!! Thank you! Keep spreading the word to people that you know loved Mill Pond!
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70-minutes long, but really insightful and worth watching.
Ev and Biz talk about their new venture The Obvious Corporation and more.
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Spent tonight watching an interview with @biz and @ev from twitter at the Aspen Institute Ideas Festival talking about the future of the internet - fantastic interview.
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+Evan Kalikow +Davis Shaver and I just watched a part of that earlier before switching to Sons of Guns.
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