Thursday, February 23, 2012

We're overcommunicating and under-connecting according to inventor of e-mail!

"Constellation of [Twitter] Communication"
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"Are we overcommunicating?
"I think people are overcommunicating in the sense they have missed out on what is communication," said Ayyadurai. "A lot of time when people are texting, it's not the content — you don't need to text — but people are doing it just to connect with another human being, so a lot of the information is almost irrelevant."
"I think we're in this phase now in humanity where we have all these communication vehicles but we still are, as humans, trying to figure out how do we connect," he continued, "because that ritual mode of communication is removed from us."
Above excerpts from "V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai: Inventor of e-mail honored by Smithsonian" Interview by Emi Kolawole in Washington Post Feb 17, 2012

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Screenshot of "Constellations of communication Showing who @replies to who on Twitter amongst the people I follow, including the people I don't follow that Twitter normally hides from my timeline. Visualising them shows the clusters of people who are having conversations with each other that I can't see. ... Force-directed layout rendered in the browser with d3. Code is on Github."
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