Author Archives: Doug Wilson

Old Social Technology

I have often said that our current level of social technology is like that of medicine before the mechanisms of disease and the need for sterility were understood.   We now have medical terms like microorganisms and sterile field which … Continue reading

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Getting an Idea Across

I am still writing this in the first person, mostly, though I have now put up a personal blog. I won’t even bother you with its location until there is worthy content there. I myself don’t matter and would happily … Continue reading

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Good and Bad Social Technology

The one sentence, 30 word review: Social Technology is the study, development and application of methods by which individuals can improve their social environments, finding jobs, friends, sex partners, places to live and ways of life. As will be explained … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Fiction — Websites

I have been working on a new type of fiction, the creation of a set of interlocking websitess.

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Concerns about other Social Networking Software, e.g. part of TikiWiki

Having experienced the severe problem caused by some version of Elgg, (see previous post) I am now worried about other social networking software.  I am especially worried about TikiWiki, which does include among its amazing list of feature a social … Continue reading

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Social Tech High, Online Novel, Finally Finished

It feels like the end of an era.  It has been a busy, fascinating, exhausting six weeks, but it is over, finished.  I have just posted Chapter Thirty-Five, the final chapter of the novel Social Tech High, which has has … Continue reading

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Sequel in the Works

The current online novel http://SocialTechNovel.SocialTechnology.ca/ is ending, slowly.  I am slowing down, adding a post every two days, roughly, trying to get it right.  Meanwhile, I have started a new novel, Connected College which will be a sequel.  — dpw

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Past the End and Still Going

Today I found myself saying “Just post the damn thing”, to finally let it out of my hands.   So, at http://SocialTechNovel.SocialTechnology.ca/ I posted Chapter 28 of my online novel.  A week ago I was pretty sure that would be the … Continue reading

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Book Status

Those following my online novel at http://SocialTechNovel.SocialTechnology.ca/ didn’t get my Chapter Twenty-Seven yesterday, but I have just posted it now.  I think I have worked myself out of my Chapter Twenty-Eight dilemma.   Instead that ending with the last two sentences … Continue reading

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Only Two Chapters Left?

I think I posted the last two chapters of my online novel at http://SocialTechNovel.SocialTechnology.ca/ over the past two days, as might be expected, since I am writing and posting a chapter a day.  I haven’t posted today’s chapter, Chapter Twenty-Seven … Continue reading

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