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