Category Archives: inspiration

A personal manifesto for a User-Centric web

There are walls all around us. We live our lives realizing that we have to live with rules and limitations. We have laws to obey,  values to live by, families we are part off, countries we live in, services we … Continue reading

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Our need for real-time information consumption is pointless

What if we have instant access to all the data in the world? I’m flying about 38.000 feet above ground and I’m thinking about this question. It’s part of the mission of Google, everyone should have access to all information. … Continue reading

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The question is more important than the answer

Yesterday I wrote about the trend that every bit of content that is produced on the Internet seems to get aggregated, producing yet another view of what is already out there. Instead of delivering us inspiration, aggregation brings us more … Continue reading

Posted in exploration, inspiration, Jonathan Harris, Michael Welsch, Rolf Skyberg, storytellers | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

We don’t need more information or aggregation, we need inspiration

Being able to pass relevant information from one person to another has always been part of the evolution of mankind. When there was no technology we used storytelling. People would listen to the oldest, wisest, craziest people in their community … Continue reading

Posted in Friendfeed, information overload, inspiration, search, social networks, Twitter, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

You can’t claim an idea once it’s out there, just set it free

This weekend TechMeme shows that bloggers are pretty anxious about the new service called Shyftr. Shyftr is a new RSS service that allows people to comment on blog posts. The discussion is not taking place at the original blog, instead … Continue reading

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Just a few wishes for 2008 (part 2)

In my first post in 2008 I said I would elaborate a bit about things I would like to see happen in 2008. My first wish for 2008 was to bring back freedom and responsibility to the user. The article … Continue reading

Posted in business model, human behavior, inspiration, John Battelle, Jonathan Harris, Microsoft, Mobile, Nokia N95, ovi, Uncategorized, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Looking for inspiration?

Sometimes I find myself stuck in a thought and not getting out of it. When that happens it is a signal to me that I need to get out and get inspiration form others. While a walk outside does a … Continue reading

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(Re-) discovering great things on the web

Tim O’Reilly wrote a nice post today on the effects of self fulfilling prophecies on social media. One of the examples he provides (read his article, it’s longer and nicer than my brief summary here) is that if everyone uses … Continue reading

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