Archive for the 'Quality of Experience' Category

Openness – The Key to Monetizing Mobile

Monday, January 21st, 2013

(Or Why I think 3P-Based Infrastructure and Value-Add Channels are Sexy) Over the past decade, rapid advancements in mobile technology and mobility in general, have changed how we live and how we do business.  It has changed us from an “on-demand” world to an “always connected” world.  No doubt, mobile is here to stay and [...]

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Privacy and the Human in the Loop

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

When considering any system sometimes we forget that there’s a ‘Human in the Loop’. I’ve just finished reading a great white paper by Lori Cranor (A Framework for Reasoning About the Human in the Loop), and whilst this paper talks about security, it’s kissing cousin is Privacy. So a lot of the ideas presented here [...]

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Why the proposed Do Not Track standard is going to fail – it’s all about Trust

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

  As the saying goes “A civilized society cannot function without trust”, ergo it’s also appropriate to extend that premise to the Internet – “A civilized Internet based society cannot function without trust”. So how do we define trust? There’s a great definition to be found on the Web – link - in short: “Trust is [...]

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A Contextual Approach to Online Privacy – It’s all about ME

Monday, April 16th, 2012

  In my last blog (Privacy By Design – The Secret Inside the Internet) I wrote about how the very design of the Web allows us to extend it to support a contextual approach to privacy online. In this post we’ll talk about how you can enable it. But first a little context (pun intended). The [...]

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The Value of “Me” (Part V of the series)

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

  Well in the last post I promised that I would make the jump to a solution that increases the value of Internet, and gives me a choice in how and what I share on the Internet. So lets get straight to it. First a recap. the solution will have four key attributes that promote [...]

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The Power of Contextual Menus on a Mobile Device

Friday, March 16th, 2012

  This was an interesting exercise. I went to Google Docs in my desktop browser and looked at the contextual menus in the page.. They were File, Edit, View, Insert, Format, Tools, Table, Help. I wanted to see how long it would take to recreate those exact same menus in a Web page that work [...]

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The Innovators Dilemma – Improving the Internet so I have a choice in how it recognizes Me

Monday, March 5th, 2012

  In my last blog - Privacy: My Expectations vs.. My Reality I started with a famous quote from Wernher von Braun – you can recover from a production flaw but never from a design flaw. The design flaw that I hinted at was the Internet’s (HTTP) reliance on Cookies to add “state” to a users browser. [...]

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Privacy: Clash of the Titans – Where Humans battle Algorithms

Friday, February 17th, 2012

  Well it seems like a epic battle is about to get underway. To the North are the Humans – demanding that their Privacy be protected and to the South are the Algorithms – constantly “searching” to undermine my Privacy in the name of a better experience. Years ago when I was studying for my [...]

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Digital Privacy Twister

Friday, February 17th, 2012

  Yes, Twister.  The fun, bright colored game where you get twisted up with all your friends and would-be teenage loves.  Actually, the rules of Twister are more clear than the twisted Privacy policies that dot the Web these days – which in my opinion, are less about privacy and more about making money.  The [...]

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Privacy is a Balance

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

  As I watch the news unfolding about Path (link) and the controversy over accessing my address book, I can’t but shake my head in amazement that people are still missing the point. It’s not that they accessed my data without my permission that’s the problem – it’s that I have no choice in what [...]

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