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I maintain three blogs on an infrequent and irregular basis. My primary blog is a sort of running commentary on social media and web 2.0. I try to cover sites, social practices, and ideas related to social interaction design. I occassionally try out concepts or thoughts as I'm working out design theory or practice. My film blog is my second-most active, and I use it for film analysis — a thoroughly enjoyable pastime. I post most infrequently to a blog on current affairs, using it for occasional rants and cultural commentary.

A table of contents for these blogs is below.

Blog on Social Interaction Design (SxD), Social Software, Social Media, Web 2.0, and Communication Technology

A blog on social software and social media, online community, and social interaction design issues relevant to companies in web 2.0. Posts tend to be theoretical and dense. I cover research and articles on social media, social software blogs and bloggers, steering clear of business analysis. I introduce my white papers here also. In drawing up a framework for SxD I draw from sociology, linguistics, anthropology, ethnography, information sciences, human factors and HCI, interaction design and psychology (interpersonal and group).

Blog On Films, Movies, Directors, and Film Theories

Adrian Chan, amateur film critic and follower of film theory, on films and movies, from small independent and foreign films to blockbusters... I'm a fan of Eastern European films, Asian cinema, Spanish, Scandinavian, British, French, and lately, Brazilian film. Favorite film directors include Andrei Tarkovsky, Bela Tarr, Werner Herzog, Wong Kar Wai, Paul Thomas Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, Orson Welles, Krystof Kieslowski, Fellini, Peter Greenaway...

Blog on Hair-splitting commentaries on society, culture, and current events

Attempts to find the deep and profound in things light and straight-forward. Social commentary, cutural criticism, and philosophical observations and musings intended to complexify, connect, and rightly, or wrongly, amuse.