Mark’s return to university – after six months working on TV3, our broadband social network for TV – has yielded some interesting application of social software technologies. In his first week of lectures, Mark has been keeping a wiki of notes taken during his classes and lectures – this is a fantastic idea and I’m […]

Social Media & Civic Authority

On Friday, Wired News covered the ongoing development of Scipionus – a ‘mapping wiki’ for those seeking information on the damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina. Scipionus underlines the confluence of recent trends in social software, citizen journalism, locative media and most notably a perceived disillusionment and mistrust in public services and institutions. Like the Asian […]