Archive for April 20th, 2009

April 20th, 2009

Help Point for kids ! Buzz for money

by Laurent François


It’s easy, funny, golf, and it can really help!

So join now the game, every 18 players who hit the same ball generates cash for children!

“Join our golf relay game and help us support children’s charities! Hit a virtual golf ball and pass it on to friends or colleagues. Once 18 players have hit a ball, the round is completed and Zurich makes a donation to the Fore!Kids Foundation and Practical Action.”

“Zurich launched HelpPoint for Kids to raise awareness and increase funding for two charities that deliver to children in need. The Fore!Kids Foundation and Practical Action exemplify the Zurich HelpPoint philosophy of being here to help your world. For every completed ball Zurich will make a donation to the 2 charities which for example can provide lasting access to safe and clean water for 9 families.”

April 20th, 2009

Trace and digital fooprints as a power issue in social web

by Laurent François

Funny to see how Gavin and I were connected last week: I read again a book by Jacques Derrida about trace and here’s what I found:

“In the 1960s, Jacques Derrida described a trace as the “mark of the absence of a presence” – which is precisely what happens to our digital “selves”. We are socially connected, operate in a sense-and-respond mode, exercise social judgement and all the while, leave our presence in places where “we” no longer exist. For all intents and purposes, the social web is Deconstruction made manifest.”

  • trace only appears with experience
  • experience can only happen with another human being
  • …so trace is all about conversation
  • …archiving is a way to capture traces
  • …then trace is a power issue