You heard it here first, but others are catching on: social media and electricity information

Lynne Kiesling Remember back in October 2008 when I wrote about Andy Stanford-Clark and his tweeting house? And in July 2009 when I wrote about the German company Yellow Strom and its applications to enable its customers to use Twitter and Google’s Power Meter to increase their electricity information and manage their consumption? Now, via … More You heard it here first, but others are catching on: social media and electricity information

I still don’t know why I’d want to be on Facebook

Michael Giberson But after my wife joined Facebook, and my children were on Facebook, and, you know, about 300 million other people … well, obviously all the cool kids were doing it. Chris Masse celebrates my tentative steps further into the information age by offering  etiquette advice and linking to recommendations to get the most … More I still don’t know why I’d want to be on Facebook

Pirates paying for music

Michael Giberson Freakonomics links to a post at Gizmodo which cites a recent study out of Norway that says people who download free music are 10x more likely to pay for music than people who don’t. Gizmodo is relying on Google translations from the Norwegian, which can be a little rough around the betalingsvilje, if … More Pirates paying for music

Smart flora

Michael Giberson Via Reuters: Researchers at New York University’s interactive telecommunications program have come up with a device that allows plants to tell owners when they need water or if they’ve had too much via the social network blogging service Twitter. If only I had had such a device last August, maybe I wouldn’t have … More Smart flora

Twitter’s gonna transform professional cycling

Lynne Kiesling I just participated in distributed information newsmaking history, and it’s really, really cool. A little background: I’ve been on Twitter for a few months, initially as a way to talk with a couple of friends. But then I found Team Slipstream and Lance Armstrong on Twitter, and from there just kept adding cyclists … More Twitter’s gonna transform professional cycling