Sunday, June 6, 2010

User Centred Design - Infographic Poster by Pascal Raabe (+additional thoughts on Public Funding model) http://bit.ly/aDp25G
Extraverted Introversions re: @Amplify http://bit.ly/bA06Nm

Thursday, June 3, 2010

An example of Jungian Rational Feeling at work: Game Theory's Trolley Problem. http://bit.ly/bnYB6N
Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg: Step Down - Nuff Said http://bit.ly/aiQtYj
HolyKlick HolyKaw - content is great, getting there is a pain. @ckieff visavis @guykawasaki - less is more! http://bit.ly/bbLygz

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Introvert your extraverting - social media backup tools. Then backup your backups. http://bit.ly/9KAaDt
Introvert your extraverting - social media backup tools. Then backup your backups. http://bit.ly/9KAaDt
Introvert your extraverting - social media backup tools. Then backup your backups. http://bit.ly/9KAaDt
Holy Success Story Batman! Final Update They did it! 6479 backers $200642 (nearly 1000 dollars in the last hour) http://bit.ly/asGqpf
Diaspora co-ompetition. Evolution favors Diversity and maybe Hybrids ;-) http://bit.ly/a7igHC
GWBush 43 has a Facebook Fan Page. Wonder what his privacy settings were set it automatically? http://bit.ly/dxii3c
Zuckerberg donated to Diaspora see “a little of myself in them” but that would require Empathy you don't have http://bit.ly/drtBo9

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Holy Success Story Batman! Next-to-last Update w/ only hrs to go $199663. Will they break 200K? http://bit.ly/bLU7AC
WordPress adds "reblog" - how/is it different than Amplify @egoldstein? http://bit.ly/dq9Hna

Monday, May 31, 2010

Listening and Psychological Type - it's a skill and not evenly distributed, with different purposes. http://bit.ly/djmhFr

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Super awesome Tshirt emblem designs for the Uplift Universe commissioned by David Brin! http://bit.ly/9N77Vx
Super awesome Tshirt emblem designs for the Uplift Universe commissioned by David Brin! http://bit.ly/bFRg01

Monday, May 24, 2010

Analysis of Twitter buying Tweetie - Holy Kaw! http://bit.ly/9OXbPq

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Where's the conversation on Amplify? 8 different places in the room. http://bit.ly/cUo7JR

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

End of the Beginning...Duke to shutdown 1st Usenet server http://bit.ly/9Pku1E

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Geez Mary, even *I* can do that...Gaydar algorithm outs facebook users http://bit.ly/9mbKDj

Monday, May 17, 2010

Holy Success Story Batman! (Update 17.05.10) in 72hrs $146K-177K 4068-4924 backers http://bit.ly/cRJNx8

Friday, May 14, 2010

p2p socialonesocialweb some equal air time with diaspora on my part. just a little. http://bit.ly/9U6UCD
Holy Success Story Batman (Update 14.05.10) in 24 hrs $116K to $146K 3024 to 4068 backers http://bit.ly/9DWk0N
Twitter study flawed. how do you measure the unmeasurable? You can't measure passive consumption. http://bit.ly/aZbdfy

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Holy Success Story Batman, they doubled overnight! $50K to $116K in 23 hours, 1534 to 3024 backers. Way to go! http://bit.ly/aXVC85
http://bit.ly/dl8H2D

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Facebook Privacy isn’t a generational thing uckerberg. Just ask my 6th grade niece. http://bit.ly/9ECLic
Holy Success Story Batman! They quadrupled in four days! http://bit.ly/9Ecgay

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Air Pollution Linked To Heart Attacks: NPR - when someone gets on my case for smoking, I point to their car. http://bit.ly/99BuJP
8 Websites You Need to Stop Building - The Oatmeal http://bit.ly/a8ip6X
Google doesn't need to hire "Social" it needs to *be* social. It's a corporate culture problem. http://bit.ly/ad4Ace

Sunday, May 9, 2010

surest sign I'm addicted to amplify - I feel guilty that I won't be amping on Mother's Day. Maybe tonight... http://bit.ly/apVCv7

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Facebook stole his fan Page, no explanation http://bit.ly/aK3uUu
Facebook strikes again: reveals IP addresses as well. Immoral as well as incompetent. http://bit.ly/bizRHo
The best $25 I've ever spent (except for pledging @WCBE905Columbus) http://bit.ly/aGHSXZ
AOL can kick Facebook's Ass. (If they do it right). "Welcome, you've got privacy!" http://bit.ly/bQceWH
GPS and You (FunnyHaha) http://bit.ly/bPGI0l
Facbook's Privacy Defaults Illustrated http://bit.ly/aQNWVO
Facebook’s Gone Rogue; It’s Time for an Open Alternative http://bit.ly/aqzUy9
How standards get created in the real world. http://bit.ly/9XbnmP
Consumer Reports: Half of Social Network Users are http://bit.ly/cloFkA
join diaspora http://bit.ly/9rak3r
There's nothing like saying "I told you so..." NeenerNeenerFacebook Private/personal/subjective social networks http://bit.ly/bv3g5h

Monday, May 3, 2010

Brin, Heinlein, Jung and Me

There's been some bit of study vis-a-vis politics and Jungian psychology (as expressed in MBTI terminology), and I've frequently lectured about the Jungian qualities and structure of our Constitution as though it were an "independent psyche" of its own. (It's remarkably balanced, down to including ISTJ-like instructions on how to implement it - but without the Bill of Rights, would have been remarkably unbalanced and lacking Fi functionality - so nyah nyah nyah Hamilton!).

David Brin recently posted about the political orientation of Heinlein in his blog and I also had a take on Heinlein from the perspective of Jungian psychology and politics.

Heinlein was probably solely responsible for me starting my journey into the political spectrum as a Libertarian first. As a "gifted" "gay" "geek" "ENFP" who felt continuously oppressed by my suburban culture and any authority (and just plain tired of the overwhelming stupid banality of it all), the Utopian libertarian societies he painted were enormously attractive. But I was always turned off by the sections I found in his work that seemed heartless, and was never comfortable with Randian versions of it, or the callous and anti-social traits I found in real-life people who proclaimed to be Libertarians.

Anti-libertarians have pointed out to me that Libs paint a "I've got mine, you go get your own" kind of attitude, and because I didn't, I attacked that as the anti-libs perspective on it. But that was because *I* didn't feel that way, and as David Brin describes RAH, I considered myself a "compassionate conservative" (and yes, I used that term *YEARS* before Bush did dammit!). My take on it was that non-profits/NGOs/501(c)3s should be the vehicle for our compassion, not the government. In fact, today (in my mode as an Extreme Moderate politically), I'm all about a "progressive flat tax with no exemptions other than donations to non-profits."

After I learned Myers-Briggs and Jung though, I started to understand where I fit on the pyscho-political spectrum, and after studying the Constitution with a Jungian lens, *really* understood where my innate political orientation came from.

xxTJ (Te) Types will try to claim that Extraverted Thinking (that dispassionate cause and effect logic) is responsible for their Libertarianism. After all, if the only rules that exist are the dispassionate rules of physics and nature and Social Neo-Darwinism, everything is "fair."

What they don't realize is that xxFP (Fi) types *also* claim that Introverted Feeling is responsible for Libertarianism, since after all, it is the focus on one's Self, one's inner harmony, sticking up for the little guy, and the "inalienable rights" of (hu)man kind, that are the basis of a free society, and if you don't take them into account, nothing is "fair" to anybody.

So two dichotomous Judging opposites, Introverted Feeling and Extraverted Thinking, both "claim" the ground of Libertarianism, and couldn't be more different in the way they approach it.

Jung described the "Transcendent Function" as the union of opposing functions, usually one conscious and the other unconscious "constellated by thesis and antithesis in equal measure and standing in a compensatory relation to both. It thus forms the middle ground on which the opposites can be united."

I think in some ways Heinlein was able to tap into what Abigail Adams described as genius: "I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic." and he illustrated it in the great debates of his characters in his books, but ONLY in his books. I believe I read that Heinlein bristled at anyone who laid claim to his philosophy. Jung once said "Thank God I am Jung and not a Jungian" and I believe RAH would have said something strikingly similar.

Alas, we don't live in Frontierland *OR* Futureland - Disneyland is the Abstract made Concrete (and why it's such a joy to children of all ages). Brin is accurate when he says that Heinlein was an expert at the gedankenexperiment, and he was especially expert at including other great germanic memes as schadenfreude, einfuehlen und ausfuehlen and other great definitions that only the Ti dominant engineers of Deutschland could have defined.

Oh, and Mr Brin? I think you do, too.