Mathew Lowry

OK, so sue me – I haven’t posted in months. But I will post again soon, because the twittering is driving me nuts. I’ve been on twitter for around 18 months (since 7:24 AM Oct 18th, 2007, to be precise), and hardly ever used it. Didn’t get the badge, didn’t buy the t-shirt. Hell, if… » read more

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[Note: this has been republished after it was lost during a software upgrade. Unfortunately, comments were lost. ;-( ] ReadWriteWeb published at the end of last year a thoughtful look at how the financial crisis may impact innovation in the online world: … we’re clearly now at a point where the financial problems of the… » read more

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Trust, the EU and Web 2.0

I was discussing online communities and the EU with some friends before Christmas, when a few interlinked thoughts and ideas popped up, stemming from an earlier post about “trust2“. I thought I’d commit them to screen while they were fresh in my mind, and ask for some ideas. Trust and (election) turnout Given that election… » read more

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I was reading Laurent’s post What does it mean to become human?, but it was so long that I skipped to the end, illustrating exactly the point I wanted to make in this post. Laurent writes, amongst other things, about interiority: the capacity to reflect upon ourselves, others and the world, the whole of reality… » read more

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So I thought it would be interesting, as the hysteria fades, to take a short, unrepresentative tour of how EU-oriented bloggers greeted Barak Obama’s victory. This is by no means a scientific or exhaustive survey – just a few quotes and links – and it’s highly unrepresentative because, of the acres of blogprint dedicated to… » read more

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Over on iBlog, Claus used a term that caught my attention: Networks such as ERRIN, which is funded by membership contributions and invests in what I would call “TRUST 2.0.”, help to establish that collective understanding and culture of cooperation and facilitate successful involvement in EU projects. While he freely admitted that “Trust 2.0 does… » read more

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Happy Birthday, Blogactiv!

By my reckoning, Blogactiv had its first birthday today. Time for a brief trip down memory lane. There were plenty of posts before October 15, 2007, of course, but on that day we saw our first post by a bona fide, external blogger (thanks, Stanley!). I’ve heard some people say (rather snidely, it must be… » read more

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