About Simon de la Rouviere

MA Socio-Informatics student. Founder of Tweekly.fm and TwimeMachine. Interests include tech and music. See Simon's full profile
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I was going to talk about Bitcoin…

If there is something that’s been on my mind a lot lately, is Bitcoin. But I’ve talked about it a lot (on my own blog, giving talks, and annoying friends over beers). I can’t help it. What makes it worse, is that in the media lab, there’s this buzz about Bitcoin every single day. Over [...]

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Individual and Collective Identity on Social Networks

I’ve recently become fascinated with the concept of identity and the use of online social-networks to express ourselves. Social networks allows a certain range of interactions to occur, while at the same time, it constrains other interactions. Various social networks do things differently and thus communication leads to different results. Instagram for examples functions mainly [...]

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The Future. The year 2012.

Hello, person, of the year 1999. I am from the future, the year 2012. Let me tell you about all the amazing things humanity will invent in the next few years! First. If I get my numbers right, there are only 250 million people currently connected to your internet. By the end of the decade, [...]

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The Power of APIs: A Hypothetical SkyNet

APIs are becoming more and more popular each day. A lot of new APIs are being launched every day, some useful and others just plain awesome. I work APIs every day and sometimes discover quite interesting ways to mash them up. With the launch of Google’s prediction API, it got me wondering whether it is [...]

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