Angel Island

Angel Island, originally uploaded by inky. One of the few family photos we have of all four of us. Of course we’re looking into the sun so the kids are squinting. We saw an episode of Bay Area Backroads, a local TV show on things to do, that gushed about how great it was to […]

Social Software as a Game

Three really great links that explore the relationship between a vibrant community site (i.e. Digg, MySpace) and an engaging multiplayer online game. Casual Games =~ Social Software – Duncan Gough Putting the Fun in Functional – Amy Jo Kim’s slides from eTech Write up of Amy Jo’s presentation – Bruce Stewart

Is it cool to be accessible?

Two posts that came together on the same riff but from different angles. Do communities scale? First Danah Boyd on “coolness” “Coolness” is about structural barriers, about the lack of universal accessibility or parsability. Structural hurdles mean people put in more effort to participate. It’s kinda like the adventure of tracking down the right parking […]