Trust Levels in a Participatory System

In any participatory system, where users are expected to come back over time, there needs to be a slope of trust.

Advanced Site Searching With Semantic Standards

The promise of the semantic web is still in its infancy, however that shouldn't limit a site from building it within their own structure.

Casual vs. Protected Personal Data

By seperating the casual and protected data into two different systems, the ease of use can remain high, without an increased risk of identity theft.

Storytelling and chatbots

Chatbots are an interesting type of communication.

Full-text Footnotes

It is becoming increasingly important for media sites to bring together information that is associated, but not necessarily a part of the original story.

Constructing a Better Chat Metaphor

The established metaphor for chat applications is a conversation, which is completely blown apart when entering any chat room.

Personalities of Emerging Technologies

New technologies gather their "personalities" through the interaction of three primary forces: the technology itself, the policy, and the use.