Steve O'Hear

Steve O'Hear is a London-based consultant, educator, and journalist, focussing on the Internet and all aspects of digital technology. He advises businesses and not-for-profit organisations on how to exploit the collaborative and publishing opportunities offered by the Web, and has written for numerous publications including The Guardian and Macworld. Steve is also the director of a new documentary on Silicon Valley, called <a href="http://www.insearchofthevalley.com">In Search of the Valley</a>, and in 2002 was made a fellow of the UK's National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Art.</p>

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Does the weather need a social network?

Does the weather need a social network?

FOX Interactive obviously thinks so. The parent company of MySpace has launched a new site called FOX Weather, a mixture of professional weather forecast information and user-generated content powered by a social network of sorts.

published June 12, 2008 by

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Latest Flock Beta delivers Digg, Pownce and AOL Mail support

Latest Flock Beta delivers Digg, Pownce and AOL Mail support

Having launched in late 2005 amidst a tsunami of web 2.0 hype, it was always going to be difficult for social web browser Flock to keep up with expectations. But after getting through what seemed like an unhealthy period of stagnation, update by update the software is really starting to deliver. And with the rise of social networking and micro-blogging services such as Twitter, the company's newfound execution couldn't be more timely.

published May 14, 2008 by

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Facebook makes its own 'data portability' move, Google to follow?

Facebook makes its own 'data portability' move, Google to follow?

Not to be outdone by MySpace's "Data Availability" initiative, Facebook announced on Friday its own data portability strategy dubbed "Facebook Connect".Described as "the next iteration of Facebook Platform" the new feature will allow users to "connect" their Facebook identity, friends and privacy to participating sites -- implying that Facebook will expand its current public APIs to enable more of Facebook's data to have a life outside of Facebook. It's not clear, however, if participating sites will need to have formal agreements with Facebook or simply comply with Connect's terms of service.

published May 11, 2008 by

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