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Social Beer

As a reply to Liz Losh’s generous blogpost on my passion for beer and coffee culture(s). virtualpolitik: Strange Brew My tone is clearly much less formal than Losh’s. Hope it still fits and doesn’t...

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I Want It All: The Ultimate Handheld Device?

In a way, this is a short version of a couple of posts I’ve been planning. RERO‘s better than keeping drafts. So, what do I want in the ultimate handheld device? Basically, everything. More...

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Austin Bloggers

Been missing Montreal’s blogging community a bit but it sound like Austin also has something going on in terms of blogging.Met two local bloggers yesterday at the Austin Zealots‘ Roaming Happy Hour:...

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The Geek Niche (Draft)

As explained before, I am not a “visual” thinker. Unlike some other people, I don’t draw witty charts all the time. However, I do occasionally think visually. In this case, I do “see” Venn diagrams and...

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The Need for Social Science in Social Web/Marketing/Media (Draft)

[Been sitting on this one for a little while. Better RERO it, I guess.] Sticking My Neck Out (Executive Summary) I think that participants in many technology-enthusiastic movements which carry the term...

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My Problem With Journalism

I hate having an axe to grind. Really, I do. “It’s unlike me.” When I notice that I catch myself grinding an axe, I “get on my own case.” I can be quite harsh with my own self. But I’ve been trained to...

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Social Networks and Microblogging

Microblogging (Laconica, Twitter, etc.) is still a hot topic. For instance, during the past few episodes of This Week in Tech, comments were made about the preponderance of Twitter as a discussion...

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A Glocal Network of City-States?

This one should probably be in a fictive mode, maybe even in a science-fiction genre. In fact, I’m reconnecting with literature after a long hiatus and now would be an interesting time to start writing...

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Minds of All Sizes Think Alike

Or «les esprits de toutes tailles se rencontrent». This post is a response to the following post about Social Network Analysis (SNA), social change, and communication. …My heart’s in Accra » Shortcuts...

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Ethnic Diversity and Post-Nationalism

I normally don’t enjoy Quora. But I was just asked an anonymous question there which made me react. It’s close to the kind of question I get in my intro-level courses in sociology or anthropology, so I...

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Beer Tourism

We made the list! Top 10 Cities for Beer Lovers (Sherman’s Travel) Got this through the mailing-list for the MontreAlers brewclub. People are discussing some of the choices made by that travel agency...

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Little Guy Winning

Gotta love it when normal people who were being bullied by large corporations maintain their ground until the big corporation gives up. Regardless of tort reform and any such country-specific issue,...

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Music, Coffee, Digital Life

“These are a few of my favourite things…” I keep thing that music and coffee have a lot to do with one another. I’m also a wannabe geek. So I’m quite interested in the recently-announced...

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