12/04/2014 Click


12/04/2014

Click goes inside a cyber squat with some of Europe's most influential hackers. Twitter's co-founder Biz Stone on his latest app. Includes tech news and Webscape.


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the shots that killed her. Those are the latest headlines. Now, on BBC

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News, it is time for Click. I am about to change the world and I have

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everything I need. It my coffee, this is my computer, and this is my

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office. `` this is my coffee. This week on Click, we go underground to

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live, meet and work with the hackers who are trying to change and or

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undermine the system. Do we need another social network's Twitter

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co`founder is Stone seems to think so and we will check his new app,

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called Jelly. If you find particle physics hard to understand, we are

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at CERN to meet the filmmakers who are bringing technology to bring the

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stories of science to life. Here is one for me, how to conquer your fear

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of spiders, coming up in Webscape. `` Biz Stone. Welcome to Click. It

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is tempting to think all innovations these days come out of big shiny

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companies like Apple or Google. Or, maybe the cheeky little start`ups

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that they will end up buying. If those inventions to end up changing

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the world, they will make their parent companies a lot of money.

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Many of the foundations of the internet were actually built on

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so`called open standards, available for anyone to use and adapt and

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invented by people who won't in it for the money. `` were not in it for

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the money. We have met this guy, Cody Wilson on click that before,

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and he designed, printed and fired the world 's first three deep into

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it done. `` three D printed. His latest project is the release of the

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Dark Wallet, a tool to further analyse transactions made by

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bitcoin. What is surprising about the way the project is delivered is

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the programmers behind it are living and working in squats around the

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world. They are choosing a communal, open`source slice `` life over the

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millions they could command in silicon valley. Barcelona is a

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centre for these developers and Jane Cope stake spent a week in one of

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the cybersquat. `` cybersquats. May is one of the older squats in

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Barcelona, occupied for 25 years `` May. It is hosting a group of

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Europe's most influential hackers. Amir Taaki is one of the key

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developers and a former develop a poker player and video designer. He

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was expelled from school for hacking. From a young age I was

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reading about science and I was sitting playing videogames and

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seating different scenarios `` seeing. You start to see things you

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could improve on and and make better. He was recently named by

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Forbes magazine as one of the top 30 tech designers. He rewrote the

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source code for bit more in. I got into open`source, which is a

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movement of people around the a lot of the software we use and depend on

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IQ software in our Routers and in supercomputers, or on the internet,

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runs Linux, which is built by people around the world might built by a

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community, worth billions, more than Microsoft or Mac OS X. People all

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around the world come together to develop software around these

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principles. The principles of free software driving the movement have

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led some developers to work in a network of squats you are doing the

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bulk of the work? Yes. Pablo Martin is one of the main developers

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working with a mirror on the Dark Wallet and has been living and

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working in squats around the world for 12 years. I have been spending

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time with them as they prepare for the release of the software. I see

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it as a way where I can not need to work for the money but for learning

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and on the thing that matter so me and others. They live off little

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money, getting some food for free by dumpster diving from supermarkets.

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We are just getting the food and that's it. When will you get to bed

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? A couple of hours, or maybe until the morning. The next day,

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everything is quiet in Kasa de la Muntanya. Not everyone has been

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asleep. I have just woken and it is morning here in the Scott, and while

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I have been asleep at the Dark Wallet team have been busy working

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all night on the project `` here in the squat. They work on guifi.net,

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providing free Wi`Fi to people in rural areas of Spain. Our people

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hungry for these tools? Completely. People in other countries are using

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it. They want to pay us money. The Dark Wallet as well, people need

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it. Lee it is important that when you are developing tools to empower

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people and give them more responsibility, more sovereignty

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over their lives, it is not enough that you are just developing them in

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the black box, you need to deploy them with people who are actually

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using the tools. One of the tools they are bringing to the community

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is a bitcoin ATM. It is not up and running, but the goal is for people

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to use the Dark Wallet with the machine, and eventually people can

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buy and sell bitcoin and exchange them for euros. Beyond local

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applications, they see bitcoin as a political tool, able to influence

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situations like that in Iran, where his father is from. The situation is

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volatile in a run. `` Iran. Became the used to evade sanctions from the

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US, said censorship of currency payments in Iran and use it to hedge

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against the rial. Became the controversial. It is the reason

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these developers give up millions to live like this. Have you sacrificed

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a lot? Yes. A few times I was homeless. Many times I was without

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money. You are so often just by yourself, isolated. It is difficult

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sometimes. The squat lifestyle might not be to everyone's taste, but for

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this movement, the open`source way of life fits perfectly with their

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way of coding. Living rough in Barcelona and what a

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fascinating story. With me is Jamie Bartlett, writing and art and

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research in technology subculture is. You visited a squat similar to

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the one yen visited. It was interesting to see how different

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people live together `` Jen. They share everyday activities, cooking,

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eating and sleeping. That rubs off on the way that a programme and

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code. They are committed to "software, free software, sharing

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what they do openly and a lot of they design is used by all of us for

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nothing. Is tempting I would imagine for people who saw the report to say

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that these people are just dropouts and they can't be bothered to get a

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job and use their skills elsewhere. Are they really as influential as we

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are hearing less yellow some of them are extremely influential. ``? When

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you look back on the history of modern computing, the great pioneers

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were dropouts, people who did not play by the rules, look for

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alternative ways of living. What you make of their ideas? Will they

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change the world for the better? You could argue that cybersquat 's and

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open source communities have already changed the world and they have

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already changed it for the better `` cybersquats. Some of those that work

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on specific crypto currencies like bitcoin and who are trying to make

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genuinely anonymous forms of currency transaction, I think that

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is going to be incredibly important in the years ahead. Some of it is

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good and valuable, but within it contains the seeds of problems for

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governments especially. Jan Ness did a bit of effort in getting in touch

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with these people, and gaining their trust `` Jen invested. Why are these

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people hard to contact? Why don't they trust people? It is an

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interesting question, trust with these people. The systems they

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design are about trying to create systems that you can trust. They are

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often not trustworthy of other people. One of the reasons for that

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is that they know what they are doing. They know the projects and

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plans a controversial and they know there will be journalists and

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researchers and government agents and other nefarious interest who

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will try to find out what they are doing. They don't care what the rest

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of us think. They are happy living in their squat, designing pieces of

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software that they believe will conquer the world. Why should they

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bring anyone else in? Thank you for shedding light on what is a

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fascinating movement. Next up, I looked at this week 's

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tech news. Change all your passwords, that was the advice from

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a host of security firms following the discovery of a major bug

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nicknamed heartbleed. The exploit was discovered in software called

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OpenSSL, used by servers and operating and messaging systems.

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Designed to protect sensitive data as it travels back and forth, the

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vulnerability in OpenSSL could have exposed anyone visiting sites which

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use the software displaying and electronic eavesdropping. Running

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low on battery? And Israeli start`up has a solution. Store. Shows off a

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desire that fuels your phone in 30 seconds. It uses nanotechnology and

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relies on conductive crystals to ensure rapid charging. It is

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reportedly hoping to begin production in two years. It is

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difficult to take selfie is and it is possible you might drop your

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phone while getting the perfect angle. This self enhancing live feed

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image engine aims to change this. It is a 2`way mirror powered by a

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processor. Stand in front and smile. Facial recognition technology will

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do the rest and will post your face automatically onto Twitter. There

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are plenty of ways to get social online these days and it is not all

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about sharing pictures of pets, children and dinner. It is often

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more useful when it is used to help each other out. From networks like

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Yahoo Answers in 2005, to newer ones like Quora, users ask and answer

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questions, with good answers being voted by the community. There is a

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new nightly Day on the block and it has It is the brainchild of Twitter

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founder, is stone. We caught up with him to ask questions of our own ``

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Biz Stone. Social media is Biz Stone's business, he programmed one

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of the most influential weather apps in the world. In the days before

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hashtag is an selfies, Twitter had its fair share of detractors. Not

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only did the idea, it changed the world. I think we are still trying

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to find where the appropriate line is. Do you post your beauty party

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pictures on a social network to live on for ever? Or do you use one of

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these applications that has it disappear after ten seconds? All

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this connectivity, it makes me want to ask, what is the true promise of

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a connected society? I have to think that it is helping people. People

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helping each other. It sounds nice, but will Jelly become the go to

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social app for advice? Or if the idea is wobbly as its food

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counterpart? So, take a picture... At a question... And, sit back and

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wait for the answers from your social network to roll in. In the

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meantime, you could answer a few questions that other people have

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posted. In the space of just a couple of minutes, I have answers to

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the question I put up. If only high had put a useful question there.

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Speaking of which, what are people actually using this for? I do

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marketing education in my business, and they asked a question about what

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are the most tired and overused marketing phrases, and I've got a

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few good responses for that. I have used it a bit for my business and a

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bit for personal, and I have had some fun entering people's

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questions. Compare to social networks, you can't we have a proper

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discussion on Twitter, so posting a question on Jelly is like posting a

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question on Facebook, it will hang around long enough for other people

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to see it and respond. Asking questions on the internet is of

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course about as reliable as you would think it might be, but people

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can vote and set up. It is similar to read it, Yahoo Answers, and

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Quora. We are reaching one degree and two degrees out, and someone

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might not know the answer themselves, but they might know

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someone in their contacts on their phone who can help you. Now, you are

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jumping right out of any sort of network into a whole new social

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network. That is the strength of weak ties phenomenon. One of the

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reasons behind Twitter's success could be down to the way the

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platform listened and adapted to its users. A famous example is the

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hashtag. They were officially adopted after others were already

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using it. LJ Rich, talking to Biz Stone about

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jelly. Have you ever played a game that has been so compelling you have

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completely lost herself in it? If you have, it means that someone has

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done a great job designing the right story for the right technology to

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immerse yourself in. That means, in theory at least, no topic is

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off`limits, even though it is not traditionally considered thrilling.

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David Reid has been to the European Centre for Nuclear Research, sermon,

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where groups of scientists and creatives have been working out how

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to tell compelling stories about science. `` CERN. How do you tell a

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story about particle physics? The science is hard to grasp and

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complicated to explain. Yet, particle fever, a documentary about

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the discovery of the Higgs boson or God particle is captivating

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audiences and critics. I did not think I was making a film about the

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discovery of the Higgs boson, I thought I was making a film about

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scientists and their passion and what the process is. I think you

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need to focus on something that has dramatic elements and good

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characters. Making scientific stories accessible is exactly what

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he tried at the film institute is trying to do at this happens on,

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called Story Matter. It is their own CERN experiment, a sort of creative

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particle accelerator with scientists, artists, filmmakers,

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colliding with one another in a confined place. They have just five

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days to make a compelling story about science. I think if they have

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a core interest of storytelling in general, and you put them around the

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table for five days, extraordinary things will happen. Because it is so

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novel, you automatically attract audiences. This is how applications

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and games are made. The teams wrestle with technical issues. And

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tough subject matter. One team is telling a story about viral

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infection, another about dark matter. Teams at the Tribeca Hacks

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upon, they are producing stories about international sciences. It has

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an infinite number of possible endings. How you interact is

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important, some are experimenting with remote sensing to move their

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stories along. Another team has stories triggered by people huddling

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together. It is a new take on social gaming. After five days of late

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nights, the teams take to the stage to show their creations. This is

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what dark matter looks like. When a person signs on, the Twitter profile

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is activated. It shows what you can get when you mix digital

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storytellers and scientists together, and bombard them with

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Coffey and a creative particle accelerator `` coffee. To follow or

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not to follow? That is the question that Twitter aficionados are

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constantly debating. Kate Russell is no different, but she has an

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application to help are the site. We would expect nothing less. He she is

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now, with Webscape. The average Twitter user follows 102

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accounts, but some are following thousands. If that sounds like you,

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ManageFlitter can help you see the birds in the flock by breaking down

:20:27.:20:30.

your following an follower list into more manageable chunks, revealing

:20:31.:20:35.

who is engaged with you and who is just deadwood. Some Twitter follow

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lists have become completely unmanageable. With thousands of

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people to sort through. It can make a prospect of spring cleaning the

:20:50.:20:53.

dead, in active and pointless accounts out just to be a chore to

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even start thinking about. With batch on following you can quickly

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clean up your account. There is additional analytics and reporting,

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plus engagement tools that will reveal which of the accounts you

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follow our spam, which are talkative, in active, or not

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following you back. There is a bunch of other interesting output for the

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seriously social. Another useful iPhone app if you have a busy life

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is Wibbitz. It turns articles from top new sources in category set by

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you into short video summaries. It pulls out the key facts and

:21:34.:21:37.

highlights so you can catch up in a flash, even listening to the audio

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when you are out on a run will walk into the station. If all of those

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apps have fired `` fried your brain, why not relax and feed the fish over

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at a `` acquired. Aquard.io. Some geeky details about the system, it

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uses a board to operate an automatic feeder that rotates and drops food

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whenever he user interacts. It is ingenious, and as a bonus, it means

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the developers never have to remember to feed the fish again. Now

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that spring is well and truly here, get ready for the invasion of the

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spiders. This thought is enough to send some people diving back under

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the duvet, in fact, 60% of people in the UK alone admit to having a fear

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of spiders. Phobia free is a an iPhone app that will help you

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conquer your Demon is. It slowly introduces you to cute, colourful

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and eventually convincing creatures on your screen.

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week's video of the week should help week's video of the week should help

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bring things into perspective. Metropolis to is by video `` ATV Neo

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video channel. It is the coolest I have ever seen. My little boy loves

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that video, and he is a chip off the old block. Your Webscape suggestions

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please, do our e`mail address or on Twitter. You will find the latest

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tech news on our website. That is it for now, thank you for watching and

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see you next time. We have seen some fine spring

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weather over the past few days, but the weekend promises mixed fortunes

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in terms of weather across the UK. In the north, it will be breezy and

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blustery, with rain at times. Further south, it is looking largely

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dry with decent spells of sunshine. A chilly start

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