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Blog » The Social Marketplace on Oodle & Facebook. Posted by Oodle Blog on December 15th, 2010 Today we rolled out a bunch of new functionality both on Facebook and Oodle — to make the experience into a true social marketplace.

Blog » The Social Marketplace on Oodle & Facebook

To date, most of the conversation around social commerce has revolved around social shopping. We’re focused on a different area of social commerce — the social marketplace — where who you’re buying from (or selling to) matters as much as what is being bought (or sold). Anonymous online transactions in traditional classifieds marketplaces lend themselves to bad behavior — from serious fraud and safety issues to flakey actions such as no-show meetings. Marketplace now does a better job using Facebook to establish a user’s real identity so users can see who is on the other end of the conversation: Marketplace also taps Facebook’s social graph to facilitate trading within a user’s extended community — friends, neighbors, co-workers and mutual friends:

Work-Life Balance? Smartphones and Laptops Tip the Scale. Shift Happens. What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space. Interruption-free space is sacred.

What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space

Yet, in the digital era we live in, we are losing hold of the few sacred spaces that remain untouched by email, the internet, people, and other forms of distraction. Our cars now have mobile phone integration and a thousand satellite radio stations. When walking from one place to another, we have our devices streaming data from dozens of sources. Even at our bedside, we now have our iPads with heaps of digital apps and the world’s information at our fingertips. There has been much discussion about the value of the “creative pause” – a state described as “the shift from being fully engaged in a creative activity to being passively engaged, or the shift to being disengaged altogether.”

However, despite the incredible power and potential of sacred spaces, they are quickly becoming extinct. Why do we crave distraction over downtime? Why do we give up our sacred space so easily? We are depriving ourselves of every opportunity for disconnection. 1. 2. 3. 4. Three Technologies That Changed Our Brains. With rendition switcher Question: What are some technologies, prior to the Internet, that have radically reshaped the way our brains work?

Three Technologies That Changed Our Brains

Nicholas Carr: I think that if you look across the entire world of tools and technologies, what you see is that there are different categories. One category is what I call intellectual technologies. And these are the tools we use to think with, to find information, gather information, exchange information and so forth. And I think if you look back through the intellectual history of human beings you can trace the way that these intellectual technologies influence the way we think. And before the map came along people understood where they were and where they were going purely through their sensory perceptions, through what they saw, also what they hear and so forth.

And I think you see a similar thing when the mechanical clock comes around. I think what the book did in addition to its practical uses, is it gave us a more attentive way of thinking. Time for a Technology Detox? A New Culture of Learning: An Interview with John Seely Brown and Douglas Thomas. Three Technologies That Changed Our Brains. How Internet Junkies Will Save Television Slideshow. Infotention Filters - What combination of mental and online tools can deal with information overload?

Can We Download Our Brains? With rendition switcher Question: Will it be possible to transfer one’s memory into a synthetic medium in our lifetime?

Can We Download Our Brains?

(Submitted by Tomas Aftalion) Michio Kaku: Tomas, you ask a very controversial question. The question is, can you download our consciousness into a chip and have that chip being stored into a computer and basically have our personalities last forever; we would be immortal. Well, first of all, that raises a question: who are we anyway? Well, first of all, you ask for a timeline. Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Blog - By Mitch Joel at Twist Image. Is your head bleeding?

Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Blog - By Mitch Joel at Twist Image

Is your heart bleeding? Here's my thought (and, I say this with full disclosure that I am no IT expert and have limited knowledge of the hacking space beyond a personal interest in better understanding technology - peace and love... peace and love...), but the process of text-based passwords needs to be tossed out. It just has to happen. We're all still trying to understand what the ramifications are of this nefarious Heartbleed bug is, and what it all means. Right now, some of the most frequently and commonly used online tools and sites are asking all of their users to change their passwords because of this bug. Why this is so important to talk about for marketers? The brands that win are the brands that can be trusted. It's like a full time job to manage this stuff, isn't it? It gets worse. Blame the passwords.