|Tuesday, August 31, 2004|
What next in long-distance communication?
We have text, we have audio, we have video - now there's an exploration of other sensorials in communication - gestures and touch !
"Communication via... pillows. A project of Play research studio (Sweden) explores interactive pillows as a means of enhancing long-distance communications. By leaning against, touching, or hugging one of the two pillows, the pattern on the other one activates and glows dynamically. Changing from one pattern to another, gestures are exchanged remotely.... "[Smart Mobs]
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Fired for Blogging - Is the blog becoming a tool to fire employees ?
Judith pointed me to this :
Back in March, 2004 I postedóFriendster Seeking PHP/MySQL Programmers. It was no secret that Friendster was seeking a PHP solution for their sluggish service.
Lee Wilkins just sent me an email about his Fired for Blogging post while I was composing this ìFriendster Fires Troutgirl?!î and pointed me to Jeremy Zawodnyís Fired for Blogging."
This is quite shocking - really. Certainly what one least expects from a Social Networking Service. Also raises some basic questions about how much SNS's really understand the power and potential of social software in transparency, trust and collaboration. "Trust in blogging comes when organizations start engaging in real voices".
Its been happening quite often. Give voice then take it away. Indiscriminately. Inconsistently. Needlessly.
Its just not right. Sets a terrible precedent.
Is the blog now becoming a tool to fire employees ? When we know it can be a vehicle to hire ?
How can it be prevented from happening again and again ? Do we need some standards here for employees and bloggers ?
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