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Dave Morin Teases New Social Networking Successor App to Path

It appears that in recent days with the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica story breaking, Dave Morin has been “overwhelmed with requests to rebuild a better Path”. Yesterday he sent out this tweet:   Overwhelmed by requests to rebuild a better @Path. Considering doing it. If you are interested in working on such an idea, DM …

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Basis Announces an Open Data Aggregation and Insights Platform

Today I read on TechCrunch about the $11.75 Million Basis raised to build what they are calling a “health data hub”. It states that Basis is working to create a central repository for our data from other devices to flow into so it can glean insights by analyzing all of the data in one location. …

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Path’s Trust Misstep May Hurt Upcoming Health Data Features

Today’s news uncovered by Arun Thampi that Path has been uploading users entire address book to their servers does not bode well for them. You can read coverage around this issue on ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, and Venture Beat. But none of that coverage discussed the future implications as Path has already announced future support for health …

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On the Preparation and Future of Your Digital Legacy After You Die

Last week Adam Ostrow had a live chat based around his TED talk (see below) on what should happen to our digital identities after we die. The discussion focused a bit on what we want to happen with all the digital content we create after we die including the ability to possibly have an AI …

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Fjord Names Lifestreaming a Digital Trend for 2011 and I Dissect Their Prediction

Today I came across the Fjord Digital Trends for 2011 which were published in January. Fjord is an international “leading digital service design consultancy”. Some of their trends for 2011 include “liquid experiences”, smart objects,  mobile payments, and digital magazines. I’ve embedded the Slideshare document below which is worth a look and has some pretty …

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Interview with David Galernter on the Future of Lifestreaming and My Thoughts

At the recent DLD conference Johannes Kuhn conducted an interview with creator of the Lifestream concept David Galernter. The topic of the discussion was the future of interfaces and the lack of ambition in the use of our current technologies. This is a pretty long interview that goes on for over 30 minutes. It covers …

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