Posts Tagged ‘social media’


The Medium and the Message

Posted by: by John Parsons on August 24th, 2012

McLuhan’s famous line (misquoted here) was brought to mind recently by the struggles of someone close to me. Let’s call him Frank. An otherwise insightful and witty writer, Frank is a somewhat erratic speller. However, to the already whimsical spelling rules of the English language has been added the benefit/curse of computerized spellcheck. Many of [...]


When Less is Moore

Posted by: by John Parsons on June 24th, 2012

The rule of thumb known as Moore’s Law is at the heart of our problem of exponentially growing collections of information. Because digital capacity is supposedly doubling every 18 months, our natural inclination is to collect and process more data—because we can. Human capacity, meanwhile, does not follow such a growth curve, and the gap [...]


Nimbleware Consulting debuts unique nūzmūz app for Apple iPad

Posted by: by Nimbleware Consulting on May 7th, 2012

Nimbleware Consulting today announced the release of a new topic-based information app for the Apple iPad. Dubbed nūzmūz (www.nuzmuz.com), the app is an RSS feed reader that moves away from the source-based approach used by news and content aggregators. Instead, it focuses on user-defined topics, such as current events, career goals, or entertainment. The free app is available in the Apple iTunes App Store.


Dissing Information

Posted by: by John Parsons on April 20th, 2012

As I explore ways we might make data more relevant and user-friendly, it’s disquieting to see how even well-designed and presented information can be used for unsavory purposes. In The (Dis)information Age: The Persistence of Ignorance, Penn State professor Shaheed Nick Mohammed challenges implied goodness of information technology. He points out that it’s simply a [...]


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