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Does the web change everything – at work?

The biggest challenge with deploying Sharepoint isn't that the technology isn't great but that it doesn't challenge deeply held assumptions about what it takes to run a business. It really is like re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. via...

Facebook wants to be your Internet ID Card

It’s bad enough that Facebook is such a security mess, but to trust it to be my universal Internet drivers’ license? No. Just no. via www.zdnet.com ZDNet artice on the increasing spread of Facebook Connect as the defacto login/security mechanism on websites. Two big...

The state of the labour market

Stutchbury, of course, ignores the inconvenient truth that productivity peaked in the 1990s, when the Keating-era industrial relations system was dominated by collective bargaining at the enterprise level underpinned by strong awards. The rate of productivity growth...

Umair Haque is bored

nothing characterizes industrial age business like the Five P's. Business is Pedestrian (in its vanishing smallness of ambition), Predictable (in its furious obsession with the trivial), Predatory (in it's hyperaggressive selfishness), Pompous (in its...

From Judith Miller to Julian Assange » Pressthink

Simon Jenkins got at some of this in a Guardian column on Wikileaks: “Accountability can only default to disclosure. As Jefferson remarked, the press is the last best hope when democratic oversight fails.” But at the nadir the last best hope failed, too. When that...

The Internet’s Voltaire Moment – Simon Says…

It's crucial we echo Voltaire's ancient defence of the distasteful. I don't like Wikileaks, but we must collectively defend their ability to exist or face all we find that's good on the Internet being made illegal. via blogs.computerworlduk.com...

Government 2.0 Has Not Failed Yet

So the problem is not that government 2.0 is failing. The problem is that it is not proceeding in those areas where most of the value can be accrued, i.e. the ability of employees to use social media as working tools. … In order not to fall into the trough of...

Facebook ‘only has a few years left’

there would not be a new social networking community that would replace Facebook, but rather its membership base would "fragment" across different sites via tvnz.co.nz It's clearly prediction season again, so brace yourselves for a rash of these...

Murdoch’s failed experiment

This re-engineering suggests that paywalls don’t and can’t rescue current organizational forms. via www.shirky.com Clay Shirky neatly skewers News Corp's attempts to make paywalls work in any meaningful sense, and concludes that maybe now Rupert will see what to...