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Google goes dark

No this is not an error. This is actually what the Google homepage looks like today. Google has “turned the lights out” on their homepage in support of Earth Hour. On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – from 8:00pm to 9:00pm [Keep Reading…]

NY Tech Meetup – March 2008

Okay, so the Meetup was almost two weeks ago, but I’ve been sick so give me a break! Better late than never to report back from this month’s NY Tech Meetup at the lovely IAC building. For the first time, this month’s lineup was based on a theme: “Power to the People: The Future of [Keep Reading…]

Blog of the Day on Logic + Emotion

David Armano, the insightful and venerated master blogger behind Logic + Emotion, has named Pleasure & Pain his “Blog of the Day.” I’m honored that he thinks I’m one to watch, and I deeply appreciate his kind words. Read his post and you’ll understand my pure delight. David and I worked together, albeit briefly, while [Keep Reading…]

Twitter Blocks

When we live in a virtual world, who are our neighbors? And our neighbors’ neighbors? The amazing fact of the Internet is that we’re capable of living in thousands of places simultaneously. But how do all of those places connect? When it comes to Twitter, it’s easy enough to see who you’re following. But do [Keep Reading…]

IxDA Interaction 08: Day 2

Well, I’d intended to post the second day roundup on Monday, but I’ve been sick ever since I got back from Savannah. Now that I’m feeling healthy enough to get back on the computer, here it is. The second day of Interaction 08 was just as exciting as the first. The morning keynote by Bill [Keep Reading…]

IxDA Interaction 08: Day 1

I’m down in sunny Savannah for the weekend at the inaugural IxDA conference, Interaction 08. With about 400 people in attendance, it is the first professional conference that is specifically for interaction designers, by interaction designers. The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) started in 2003 as a grassroots organization to unite the worldwide community of interaction [Keep Reading…]

CrowdVine Schedule problems

IxDA Interaction 08 is using CrowdVine for pre-conference social networking. I think it’s an awesome idea, and so far CV has been great. I’ve been able to connect with a bunch of fellow attendees, including a good friend of mine from grad school who I didn’t know would be there. It’s a great way to [Keep Reading…]