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Someone tell Add This that Posterous is dead already

Why do references to dead social networks linger, and why don’t service providers quietly retire them for us?

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Service design The internet the world

The gap between technology and trust

I’ve followed some interesting and conflicting media recently. Tony Costa writing for Forrester evangelises location technologies improving customer experience citing four recent and compelling examples. On Australian TV last night 4 Corners followed the life and online privacy of a typical Australian family to demonstrate the reach of where our data goes. Once the breadth […]

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The Work Experience

Telecommuting – the future ain’t what it used to be

via smh.com.au Productivity versus collaboration. Isolation versus distraction. The pros and cons of working from home and “telecommuting” were making the rounds last week with articles about Google and Yahoo policies. Google, despite enabling its users to collaborate remotely doesn’t favour the practise itself. The positions of these companies on the matter are summarised by […]

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The Work Experience

Best Companies to Work For 2012 – Fortune Magazine

Earlier this year Fortune magazine published it’s annual list of the 100 best companies to work for in the U.S. Results are based on surveying employees. Sure, not all companies have jets or yachts to share with employees but there is still plenty to learn from reading the company snapshots. The reasons these companies have […]

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The Work Experience

Getting training to stick: Google Revamps Its Workforce Education Programs via WSJ.com

Getting these programs to work, though, is tricky. Management experts say it is all well and good to send employees to classes, but to get the lessons to stick, employees need to apply them to their daily work lives. Employees often take a class and “say, ‘Gee, this is great,’ and go back to their […]

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Design Product design

Pagination Patterns and Losing Time in Facebook

Do you ever get on Facebook, planning only to update your status, check out a few groups, and instead find yourself stuck in there? I do. I lose track of time. It could because the content is so compelling but I blame the pagination.