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Remember the ‘Semantic Web’?

Don’t you get fed up with the alphabet soup of tech terms that people introduce into our daily conversation?

It gets worse …they then go on to use terms that most people can’t understand to ‘explain’ what they are talking about!

And even when we do get simple language it still doesn’t get there … because we essentially use product descriptions and features and don’t describe the benefits to ordinary people.

Take Web 3.0 .. please!

If you read the interwebs you would think that a new religion came of age in 2021. Google Trends tells a different story.

So when you are next reading about Web 3.0, forget about Crypto, Algorithms, DIDs, Sovereign Identity, NFTs, Wallets, Coins, Blockchains – and all of the rest of it. Just know that IF we get Web 3.0 right … and it is far from clear we will – but if we do …. then it is the start of finally realizing the value that everybody expected back when this web thing started.


I thought this was an interesting little doohickey that you might find an interesting explanation – though I have some issues with a few of them.

Behavioural Advertising for example. God I hope not. I wish it read ‘Intent Casting’ – but that’s an idea that doesn’t seem to have arrived in the mainstream.

And despite Zuckerberg’s best attempts Blogs are not going away.

But more importantly, some of the thinking is just BAU!

One of the most important things I would add is that Web 1.0 was ‘pipes’, Web 2.0 is really all about platforms. Web 3.0 is all about protocols. That’s one of the People First Tenets!

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Identity

The Seven Laws of Identity

“Introduced in 2004, as I recall, by Kim Cameron, The Seven Laws Of Identity are still the Strategic guidelines that should be used to determine if Digital Identity systems are ‘there yet’.”

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Commerce

The End Of Ownership: How Big Companies Are Trying To Turn Everyone Into Renters

Not called out specifically … but you can add ‘homes’ to the list.

Another nail in the coffin of The ‘American Dream’.

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Value
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Sell your VALUE … skills, degrees, time, knowledge, certifications – all of them are useless if you don’t improve the customers life – and you do that my giving them more time OR improving the quality of the time they have.

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Technology

The creator economy is in crisis. Now let’s fix it.

A great read that highlights the challenges of the much touted creator economy.

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Technology

Cancel Culture

Matt Taibbi on the Topic

The media business keeps trying to ruin Jesse Singal and Katie Herzog, and they keep prospering. On the loony Substack controversy, and the paradox of moral panic in media.

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Technology

Substack Has A Problem

I’m a fan of Substack – but it looks like they might be hitting some issues as they rush to attract famous writers to the platform – and paying them. On the outside it looks good that famous writers use you – but if you are paying them – and not discllosing that – we have an issue.

Beyond that, to pay someone means that you are choosing not to pay someone else – at which point you are becoming a publisher – not a platform and thus arguably support/agree with those writers words and opinions. What then distinguished you from any other publishing vehicle.

Vox has a view.

Then again there is this (spolier alert – an opposite pov : Adding My Data Point To The Discussion Of Substack Advances.

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