Connecting Curious Dots

On the intersection of technology, culture, and everyday life: My semi-updated space to collect and link my thoughts about interesting things I spot.

Matches and Mismatches

Awhile back I had an exchange with one of the OkCupid founders about if there were any ideas from matching algorithms used on dating sites that could translate to models for … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Digital Meets Physical Mashups: New Dawn of Sharing

  After a long posting hiatus, semi-back.  To paraphrase Bre Pattis, “You need to have more than one parent for your digital designs.”  I was happily surprised when a series … Continue reading

September 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Microcontracted Life

During a moment of eye-wandering on the subway, noticed an ad for Agent Anything offering any errand, anytime, anywhere (in new york).  Despite the ad and useful matchmaking between busy people with … Continue reading

November 30, 2010 · 2 Comments

Gameful Headquarters

My word of the week is gameful.  “Gameful means to have the spirit, or mindset, of a gamer: someone who is optimistic, curious, motivated, and always up for a tough … Continue reading

October 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

Inspired by our Social, Emotional Web

I have a minor graphic novel addiction.  Aside from a growing bookshelf, a growing amount of minutes are being sucked into illustration blogs.  The increasingly social and emotional public trails … Continue reading

February 25, 2010 · Leave a comment

Chatfe: Equalizing the Chance for Interest Based Conversation?

Is it more awesome to be a guy or a girl online?  If ideal experience means ease of attracting strangers into conversation, the above graphs (left = guy, right = … Continue reading

February 4, 2010 · Leave a comment

Akoha: Seeding Kindness with Social Games

When I first heard about Akoha, I loved the idea.  I eagerly signed up to be a Beta tester and was excited when my set of mission cards arrived in … Continue reading

April 14, 2009 · Leave a comment

Making Twitter Meaningful

 The viral Twouble with Twitters has gotten some acknowledging laughs.  Funny men Jon Stewart and Colbert have also recently joked about the seemingly useless time suck and stream of information.  But as … Continue reading

March 26, 2009 · Leave a comment

ARGs for Collective Innovation: Ruby’s Bequest Raising Up 1000 Voices

While slowly attracting participants with hints of whats to come and with virtual coins to begin seeding content, today Ruby's Bequest fully launched with a challenge to players to find … Continue reading

March 9, 2009 · Leave a comment

Net-Map: The Process of Visualizing

Especially for those with 100s or 1000s of "friends", it can be challenging to know your network.  Various visualization tools have been created to help people keep track of their … Continue reading

February 10, 2009 · Leave a comment