Monthly Archives for January 2008

wrapping up our stay in Chicago

We’re busy wrapping up our research stay in Chicago, and time is brief. Thursday’s meetup was great, with lots of interesting people. We met Julian Dibbell, who has not only read the galley version of Hilde and my World of … Continue reading

28. January 2008 by Jill
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dilemma: lose the links altogether or allow baby-links to infest my RSS?

I have a problem. If you read my RSS feed you’ll know that it includes both blog posts and the bookmarks I post to That’s great – and actually it seems more people click through to read the sites … Continue reading

24. January 2008 by Jill

eating is most popular multi-tasking activity while using media

Marketing research apparently shows that people are multi-tasking more and more while they use various media. We already knew that, really, I mean, when the television or newspaper doesn’t give you all the information you want, of course you’ll check … Continue reading

24. January 2008 by Jill
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chicago metaverse meetup on thursday

Scott and I are going to be at the Chicago Metaverse Meetup on Thursday, which I’m really looking forward to. Jeremy Hunsinger is one of the organisers, and the crowd sounds great: people interested in online worlds of various sorts. … Continue reading

19. January 2008 by Jill
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google generation lacks critical and analytical skills needed to assess information

Via Espen Anderson, I found this report about a recent study that seems to confirm some of my arguments in the talk I gave a month or so ago at Fleksibel lÊring, where I argued that young university students are … Continue reading

18. January 2008 by Jill

current Facebook use in Norway

Minnesota-based Viking Magazine is doing a short piece about Facebook’s popularity in Norway, and emailed to ask if I could answer some brief questions – of course I can. And so I had to go re-check how many Norwegians are … Continue reading

18. January 2008 by Jill


Like Jess, I find watching this map where wikipedia edits rather fascinating. Look how these edits pop up almost as fast as they happen. This is the same principle as the World as a Blog map*, of course, both visualisations … Continue reading

15. January 2008 by Jill
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fabulous guides to classical music

We’re going to see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra play Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony tonight, and I’ve been having a splendid hour or so exploring the symphony through the San Francisco Symphony’s interactive guide to the work, part of their Keeping Score: … Continue reading

13. January 2008 by Jill
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Anne Krogstad on Kristin Halvorsen’s use of blogs in the Norwegian 2005 election campaign

I just found an article by Anne Krogstad analysing the way the Norwegian politician Kristin Halvorsen used her blog and other web-based media, such as online discussions with citizens, in the election campaign in 2005. One of Krogstad’s conclusions is … Continue reading

10. January 2008 by Jill
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gloria steinem: sexism in politics is stronger than racism

The New Hampshire primaries were held today, and of course, who would make the best president is a frequent topic of discussion here in Chicago. I like both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Probably just as well I don’t have … Continue reading

09. January 2008 by Jill

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