Author Archives: Shane Perris

Common platforms are a good thing. Right?

Adobe AIR for Linux beta released ( I can see the attraction of developing from a known baseline that is guaranteed to work, look and feel exactly the same across different platforms. One set of bugs to fix, one set … Continue reading

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Review: Bigpond Music DRM-free mp3s

(Note: all prices in this post refer to Australian dollars) (Note 2: This review has taken nearly a month from purchase to publication. Some features may have changed in the meantime that I wasn’t aware of. If that is the … Continue reading

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Why digital TV adoption rates are low in Australia

(Update at the bottom of the post) The analogue TV signal in Australia will be switched off by 2013. This means that everyone without a digital tuner will suddenly find themselves free of broadcast television.  The date for the switch … Continue reading

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Do I really want my attention managed?

With information overload comes a desire to manage time and increasingly managing attention as well. Untethered technology gives us the freedom to do nearly anything, anytime, anywhere. It can also enslave us – we feel compelled to use it where … Continue reading

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On information overload

Over the last few months I have witnessed a steadily growing stream of writers declaring news feed, blogging and/or social media bankruptcy, citing such things as information overload, hobbies becoming ‘work’ or even the fact that so many people on … Continue reading

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Are Google Reader shared items the new

Since its debut in 2004, has been the market standard for social bookmarks.  Its reputation was further enhanced in late 2005 when it was acquired by Yahoo!.  Social bookmarking was going places.  It wasn’t that long ago that every … Continue reading

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Why internet TV is failing and torrents are winning

I understand that content owners have licensing agreements around the world and feel that they can’t open up television programs globally to protect the financial investment of various regional licensees. However, content owners, you need to understand that if you … Continue reading

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Google spam?

(click picture to embiggen) Apparently, no one is safe from the Google spam filter.

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Google and Jaiku

I recently wrote another guest piece for Sarah Perez: Stocktake time. Despite the fact that Jaiku has everything that the hottest 2.0 properties have, all tied up on one neat basket, Google has failed to get any mindshare at all … Continue reading

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Almost famous

I had the pleasure of corresponding with Thord Daniel Hedengren this week and the end result is yours truly is this week’s featured blogger atThord’s excellent Blogger Talks. Woo!

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