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Social Computing

10 tips on branding through social media for startups and small businesses

November 13, 2010

Tweet Slides from my talk at Startup Saturday Mumbai today. 10 tips on branding through social media for startups and small businesses View more presentations from Dina Mehta.

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Newly discovered – Cultural Bytes

September 20, 2010

Tweet Just discovered Tricia Wang’s really super blog, Cultural Bytes, thanks to Experientia‘s blogpost on Ethnography’s contribution to values in technology design and use. She’s blogging her way through her research on the socio-cultural contexts of technology usage in low-income communities and migrant communities in Mexico and China. Lots to learn!! A couple of months […]

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How twitter helps me dig into work

April 16, 2010

Tweet I was asked this question at the Anthrodesign group, in the context of a conversation around getting into the swing of a project and developing some working momentum . I shared there, how I often find myself turning to my blog and twitter communities for helping me with my thinking on qualitative and ethnographic […]

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Twitter & Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs … nay … Hierarchy of #Tweets

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs January 12, 2010

Tweet I was chatting with a friend today who’s not a Twitter user, and trying to explain why I like it, and why so many people do too. I found myself turning to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and his Theory of Human Motivations to try and explain this. I discovered this blog post titled The […]

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Social Media – WTF?

November 19, 2009

Tweet Digital Strangelove …. the Intention Economy … or WTF Social Media?  David Gillespie,  Account Director at Maclaren McCann, Toronto shares a great presentation (263 slides). There’s a lot that speaks to the fact that all media is social, it is about people not technology, paid vs free, attention vs intention, the need to listen and […]

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Designing for the social web

May 28, 2009

Tweet Came across this really interesting presentation from Chris Messina on designing for the Social Web. The new assumptions are: And then, some more: Here’s his presentation on Slideshare – there are some good lessons spelt out in there for each of the assumptions. New Assumptions for Designing for the Social Web

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Interesting things – Taglets

January 15, 2009

Tweet I’ve spent the morning playing with Taglets – which is very cool and has the potential to be quite revolutionary as it’s offering up an open platform and API for developers. It seems like reverse Twitter in some ways – I create or follow tags that are really keywords of interest to me, and […]

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To hustle … or not?

December 12, 2008

Tweet Gaurav Mishra says he’s “the marketer who hates the social media hustle”. And yet he finds himself hustling, as he believes much of what we do in social media is hustle: But social media is all about the hustle, it’s all about working the room, and, indeed, working your social networks, doing anything you […]

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Phweet on the WATshow

September 25, 2008

Tweet Been meaning to post this video – it was fun talking to Rajiv Dingra and Navneet from the WATShow on Phweet and the Social Media scene in India. Dina Mehta On Phweet – A Tool That Enables Voice Conversation On Twitter (Via WATShow) I look forward to Part 2 where I have demo’d how […]

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The Future of Social Networking?

September 11, 2008

Tweet This morning, I set up an Open Phweet around the Future of Social Computing, triggered by Jan Chipchase’s paper called Future Social, and my subsequent feeling of reinforcement and validation around a study we recently did around the future of Mobile Social Computing.  It’s been an interesting day, talking to a few people who […]

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Invasive or Transformative – mobile phones now read you

December 22, 2007

Tweet Marshall Kirkpatrick over at ReadWriteWeb shares, with some optimism and a lot of caution, the Reality Mining project, being conducted by the Human Dynamics Group at the MIT Media Lab. They are processing more than 350,000 hours of data collected from peoples’ cell phones. More than just who calls who, Pentland is also studying […]

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Flock 1.0 – More Intuitive, More Social

October 20, 2007

Tweet I first saw a demo of Flock at Pop!Tech in 2005 – I remember feeling it was cool because it brought together so many tools into one space. And I’m re-visiting Flock today, withe the launch of Flock 1.0 beta. What I like: I’m liking it – it is like integrating my desktop-browsing-bookmarking-tagging-publishing-social networking […]

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Information Flows: Enterprise 2.0

October 7, 2007

Tweet   Olivier at Headshift has a good post titled “Enterprise 2.0″ Performance:  Exploitation or Exploration?” Reminds me of a post I had done way back in 2004 called Revisiting Knowledge Management – Presence, Communication, Collaboration = FLOW. And that was pre-Twitter, pre-Facebook, pre-so-many-new-web-2.0-tools. How amazing it would be if we could turn random ideas, […]

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