Tag Archives: Wisdom of the Language

Great Expectations: When the Boss Talks, Subordinates Listen?

Several decades ago, there were ads on TV that said “When so-and-so talks, people listen”… (and then the commercial showed a crowd of people who would all pretend to be listening to Mr. so-and-so). Apparently, that seemed reasonable at the … Continue reading
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Notes from the Maelstrom

Instead of doing an endless series of separate searches, we tune the knobs on our stream-browser to continuously feed us just the information we need. cf. also “In the Information Age, People Will Not be Better Informed — They Will … Continue reading
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Nearly everyone gets paid from fraud — but fraud hurts the ecosystem in a massive way

On the heels of “What Most People Don’t Know About Social Media” and “Number 9, Revisited“, John Battelle writes: There’s only so much time in the day, and only so many pages where actual human beings are really paying attention, … Continue reading
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Quora co-founder Adam D’Angelo describes the essence of the Wisdom of the Language

I think there is too much focus on what is first, what is new. It has to be about what is actually worth reading that is going to become important. According to the Wisdom of the Language, what is worth … Continue reading
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How to route the trust into the token

Jean Russell asks:
How do you route the trust into the token and the process, so that it can be transferred?
I answer: Utilize the Wisdom of the Language to Occupy the token.
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The Bad Old Days of New Media

John Battelle fondly remembers “the way it used to be”, and goes out on a limb: I believe that the personal-site-based essay is making a comeback I won’t say that I totally disagree (after all, not only is remediary precisely … Continue reading
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3 Grades of the Shame in moving towards the Wisdom of the Language

As I noted earlier this week, Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson had a lengthy discussion about “brand journalism” and “brand sponsored content” during a recent episode of the For Immediate Release podcast (FIR #678). Shel and Neville discussed some issues … Continue reading
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Every Brand Name is an Echo Chamber — Brand Names are the Boxes (Echo Chambers) that the Wisdom of the Language Thinks Outside of

David Weinberger has a neat-o post about how he loves the dailykos.com (being a warm, fuzzy, comfortable echo chamber). I couldn’t care less about dailykos.com — because in my opinion “dailykos” is nothing more than a brand name… and when … Continue reading Continue reading

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Old Scene, New Scene: How to move from Particular Proper Names + Intellectual Property towards the Cult of the Commons via Common / Natural Language

I don’t believe in Beatles. In “God“, John Lennon disavows belief in many things — and most of these things are things that many do believe in fanatically… they are essentially old-fashioned cults. I would like to contrast these with … Continue reading
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How many search engines do you use — and how many different kinds of search engines?

Traditional / Mainstream media people often have a very superficial view of search — for example: They might not consider asking somebody the time of day to be a “search query” (OK, that one is a little extreme — but … Continue reading Continue reading

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