Have you ever wondered what’s all the fuss about FaceBook and other social media sites? As one of my mentors said, “it’s the data stupid!”
Take for example digitalselfie an open source software project that’s a Chrome extension. See a sample screen shot below.
The longer the extension is installed, the more data it has work with and correspondingly the same with the history you have on FaceBook with your profile. A portion of the about page from the Data Selfie site follows…
Data Selfie explores our relationship to the online data we leave behind as a result of media consumption and social networks. In the modern age, almost everyone has an online representation of oneself and we are constantly and actively sharing information publically on various social media platforms. At the same time we are under constant surveillance by social media companies and “share” information unconsciously. How do our data profiles, the ones we actively create, compare to the profiles made by the machines at Facebook, Google and Co. – the profiles we never get to see, but unconsciously create?
OwnCloud appears on both these lists, https://owncloud.com/ Using Linode or other possible commercial hosters to host your own semi-private cloud solution or mirroring your local system to them is another thing we are exploring. Linode https://www.linode.com/ , AWShttps://aws.amazon.com/ Amazon Web Services and some other possible commercial cloud providers as mirroring options for our locally seated/seeded solutions.
“XBMC4Xbox is a free and open source media player software made solely for the first-generation Xbox video-game console. Other than the audio / video playback and media center functionality of XBMC4Xbox, it also has the ability to catalog and launch original Xbox games, and homebrew applications such as console emulators from the Xbox’s built-in harddrive.”
XLink Kai: Evolution VII is a global gaming network, bringing together XBox users, PlayStation2, Gamecube, DS and PSP users to the one community. Whereas other tunnelling applications stick to their roots, at XLink, we like to think of ourselves as pioneers, breaking new boundaries and trying new things.
on the OpenSimulator sim, on the server side but the images you are really interest in are these:
These images of the base avatar, are being viewed in Firestorm Viewer on the same machine running OpenSimulator, from here we will connect with many other sims in cyberspace in the future. For now, this is a singularity 🙂