Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
In the context of my research on the influence of (micro-)blogging on participatory development practices, I signed up to twitter several months ago, in order to follow a number of influential (micro-)bloggers. Personally, I perceived twitter as what I half-jokingly described to one research respondent as 'narcisitic babble'. In fact, blogger Ewen wrote a nice post on the ego-tripping potential embedded in social media, containing the memorable quote 'there's an I in twitter and a me in social media'! (see also Naaman et al., 2010). From this perspective, I really never thought it was worthwhile to 'tweet' myself.
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Monday, October 4, 2010
A few days ago, a friend sent me a link to a new webshop, selling fair-trade, organic clothing. I really liked the selection, but the prices were double if not more than what you would find in an average retail store, and, at first glance, too far a stretch for my budget.