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Lawsuits in mobile space

Filed under: mobile and wireless, patents — Tags: , , , , , — sandokan65 @ 10:21

Related here: “One more example of reactive social role of patent system” – https://eikonal.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/one-more-example-of-reactive-social-role-of-patent-system/ | “Broken patents system” – https://eikonal.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/broken-patents-system/



  • “Gossip or “Viruses in the Body Politic” by Rod Graham (2010.08.07) – http://grahamsoc.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/gossip-or-viruses-in-the-body-politic/
  • “The effect of gossip on social networks” by Allison K. Shaw, Milena Tsvetkova and Roozbeh Daneshvar (Complexity; 2010.08.17; DOI: 10.1002/cplx.20334) – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cplx.20334/abstract
      Abstract: In this article, we develop a simple model for the effect of gossip spread on social network structure. We define gossip as information passed between two individuals A and B about a third individual C which affects the strengths of all three relationships: it strengthens A-B and weakens both B-C and A-C. We find, in both an analytic derivation and model simulations, that if gossip does not spread beyond simple triads, it destroys them but if gossip propagates through large dense clusters, it strengthens them. Additionally, our simulations show that the effect of gossip on network metrics (clustering coefficient, average-path-length, and sum-of-strengths) varies with network structure and average-node-degree.



The secret life of misquotes


More: Memetic diseases – https://eikonal.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/memetic-diseases/


Urban myths

Filed under: memetics — Tags: , , , — sandokan65 @ 12:48


Threats of cloud computing

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — sandokan65 @ 12:28

The Edge (edge.org) has an article by Charles Leadbeater (“CLOUD CULTURE: THE PROMISE AND THE THREAT” – http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/leadbeater10/leadbeater10_index.html) on the dangers of the budding “cloud culture”.

The second replicators (memes) are getting organized better and better.

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