Mobile Communities: MEM 2005 (London)

By on May 31, 2005 in conferences/events, mobile, online dating, social software |

There will be (just) two presentations and a panel discussion about mobile communities at Mobile Entertainment Market (MEM) 2005, a two day conference taking place at Earls Court, London starting on the 15th of June: Generating revenues through community services: Olly Topley, Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Freever Case study: How entertainment brands can use communities to build loyalty & reduce cost: Ray Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Bango INDUSTRY FOCUS GROUP: Chat, blogging & dating, what have been the driving factors behind today‚Äôs most successful communities-based applications? Paddy Holahan, Chief Executive Officer, NewBayJulian Swallow, Chief Executive Officer, MobrioPeter Larsen, Chief Executive Officer, EnpocketJurgen Galler, Head, Lycos Mobile Let’s hope someone blogs the...

Flame Warriors: Recognise Yourself?

By on May 31, 2005 in online community |

Just about everyone online has seen, or even been involved in, a flame war – a fierce conversational battle online. Mike Reed has created over four dozen caricatures of the main antagonists. ALLCAPS by Mike Reed at Thanks for the link...

CFP: 21st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (Dijon, France)

By on May 31, 2005 in conferences/events |

CALL FOR PAPERS – SAC 2006 The 21st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing April 23 – 27, 2006, Dijon, France Track: Trust, Recommendations, Evidence and other Collaboration Know-how Aims and scope: Computational models of trust and mechanisms based on the human notion of trust have been gaining momentum. One reason for this is that traditional security mechanisms are challenged by open, large scale and decentralised environments. The use of an explicit trust management component goes beyond security though. The goal of the ACM SAC 2006 TRECK track remains to review the set of applications that benefit from the use of computational trust. Computational trust has been used in reputation systems, risk management, collaborative filtering, social/business networking services, dynamic coalitions and virtual organisations. The TRECK track covers all computational trust applications, especially those used in real world applications. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Recommender and reputation systems Trust-enhanced collaborative applications Tangible guarantees given by formal models of trust and risk Trust metrics assessment and threat analysis Pervasive computational trust and use of context-aware features Trade-off between privacy and trust Trust/risk-based security frameworks Automated collaboration and trust negotiation Trust in peer-to-peer systems Technical trust evaluation, especially at the identity level Impacts of social networks on computational trust Evidence gathering and management Self-organisation and trust Real-world applications, running prototypes and advanced simulations Applicability in large-scale, open and decentralised environments Legal and economic aspects related to the use of trust engines User-studies and user interfaces of computational trust applications Submission guidelines are posted on the TRECK 2006 website ( ) Note: The following link will be deleted as soon as Technocrati picks up the code so that I can “claim” this blog. Thanks. RH. Technorati...


By on May 24, 2005 in academic studies |

Only in America, where many people drive around in SUV’s packed to the bull bars with DVD players, playstations and other entertainment technologies would you get a university project about roadcasting: Roadcasting is a system that allows anyone to have their own radio station, broadcasted among cars in an ad-hoc network. It plays the songs that people want to hear and it transforms car radio into an interactive medium. Rather than dj’ing whilst driving, I personally would rather people pay attention to the road! (I found Roadcasting via SmartMobs)

Voice to Text; Interactive Programming; Users Steering Editorial

By on May 24, 2005 in digital television |

A few things I found in the newspaper at the weekend: Spinvox, which the Observer says is "the World’s first voicemail-to-text service", is offering free trials of their service: Roger Mosey, head of BBC Television News, reviewed Peter Bazalgette’s "Billion Dollar Game" in the Guardian’s Review on Saturday. Bazalgette, the man behind the British version of Big Brother, claims that the programme is "the most perfectly converged piece of entertainment ever conceived". In Mosey’s opinion, the book "gives the clearest account yet of the way the media revolution has changed content as well as format" and covers the internet, interactive television, premium rate phone lines and other technologies used by Big Brother, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Survivor, etc. In Sunday’s (22 May pg. 6) Observer) I read that the Chicago Tribune is getting internet users involved in their editorial process by using "300 online panelists… available to pass and fail headlines, photographs and layouts before they get near to a press." The unnamed manager of the project is quoted as saying: "think of it as a 24-7 focus group on...