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Gender Semantics

How Not to write about the semantic web

How not to attract new semantic web readers, especially among the women. Write the following: I just thought that this is a smart strategy to make video tutorials about the Semantic Web more appealing to female* or otherwise not so super-tech-savvy* audiences: Just put a Lolcat in it! Though the author wrote that she matches the […]

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Gender Semantics

Correlation

noticed a correlation between my last two posts on the lack of women at Ajax Experience and the seeming lack of RDF or semantic web applications. Both are based on perennial questions: Where are the women in technology? Where are the semantic web applications? Next time I’m asked either, I think I’ll answer that the […]

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Gender Just Shelley Technology

What’s the use?

Wayback Machine has copy of this story with comments Last week I had an email from a person writing an anger management manual, who wanted permission to quote my old posts about using anger as a weapon against helplessness. In the posts, I wrote about Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman’s research into a cause of depression he termed […]

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Gender Technology

Guys Don’t Link

The Better Bad News folk did a take on the AutoLink fooflah, which is worth a chuckle, though not necessarily a guffaw. However, what I found more interesting about the page is the *list of webloggers that the BBN folks referenced: 1. Opt Out Petition 2. Dan Gillmor 3.The Scoblizer 4. Dave Winer 5. Cory Doctorow 6. […]