Posts with keyword: web20

                          On Hierarchies and Networks

                          Events create a networked pattern of interaction with decentralized decision making. Because new players can enter the event system without others having to give permission, be reconfigured, or be reprogrammed, they grow organically. Hierarchical interaction isn't the ultimate expression of the Internet, but merely a stepping stone to more powerful systems of the future. I'm convinced they'll be event-based.
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                          Using Twitter in Emergencies

                          And speaking of Twitter, from David Stephenson, a story of how the LA Fire Dept. is using Twitter and other Web 2.0 technologies as part of their disaster recovery and preparedness efforts. In addition, the LAFD is using Twitter just to keep citizens informed of what they're doing: "But the most popular effort has been the Twitter account, which now has about 190 followers who can receive Twitter updates from a mobile device. For example, a Twitter will report that a structural fire is being battled by 30 firefighters, or that a car accident has occurred. It reads like
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                          Harnessing Decentralized Resources in Disasters

                          By now we know that the gunman responsible for yesterday's carnage at Virginia Tech was a South Korean student. A video-game crazed South Korean student, if you believe the other Dr. Phil. It's not too early to think about what we could do differently in the future, however. Yesterday, I received an email from David Stephenson, who's blog is still broken with some of his ideas of the role Web 2.0 technologies could play. I'm sure he won't mind me giving them broader exposure here and commenting. David said: There's NO PLACE in our society that should have been
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                          Twittering Leads to Connectedness

                          I've been playing with Twitter since the last CTO breakfast. Interesting to go back and look at that post and realize it was before Kathy Sierra stopped blogging. Since then I've had a number of people ask me about Twitter, what it is, why it's useful, and so on. Right now, I think Twitter is more useful as an example than a tool. I've learned something about how networked applications can create a sense of presence that goes well beyond IM. The group of people who are my friends on Twitter right now are all people I know (I
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                          Community in Denial

                          Christopher Koch, who is the Executive Editor at CIO Magazine, has a provacative post on his blog about "community" being the code word of denial in the current burst of activity commonly called Web 2.0. He compares it to the word "collaboration" which fueled the B2B bubble in the late 90's. Using the c-word allows you to "slide past any discussion or proof of real value." Chris points out three things necessary to get and keep visitors to any Web site: Perceived value Safety Clear exchange of value You could probably argue the first of these draws visitors, the
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                          30 Boxes

                          Yesterday Dave Fletcher pointed out 30 Boxed, a tool for building a calendar view of the last 30 days using RSS feeds--any RSS feeds. The calendar includes images, links and other information. Here's one from this blog's RSS. Try building one of your own.
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                          In Praise of IT Conversations' Audio Engineers

                          I published a panel discussion of Web 2.0 from SofTECH last week. Listen to it--I think you're like it. In fact I was so sure it was good content that I put it in the production queue against the advice of Paul Figgiani, IT Conversation's Chief Audio Engineer. As we got it, the audio was pretty rough. If you listen to it now, you'd never know it--I was amazed at how well it had cleaned up. All I've got to say is that Steven Ng, the show's audio engineer and Paul are miracle workers. At one point in the
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                          More on Online Docs

                          Jordy has a nice write-up of last week's CTO Breakfast on his blog. He concentrates and adds to the discussion of online word processing and spreadsheet tools. I think online doc sharing just hasn't reached a critical mass yet. It's too new, and too early in the product life cycle, especially when other (albeit clumsy) solutions are already in place. I had the hardest time getting my classmates to use a wiki for collaborative writing, and that was only a year ago. I'm sure that some of them will use them in the workplace or on social networks now
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                          Web-Based Office Suites Need Some Jujitsu

                          I know several people who use Google Mail, Yahoo! Calendar, web-based feed readers and the like in an effort to free themselves from any one operating system or any single machine. You'll see them with their Mac one day at a conference and their tablet the next--just because they can. This works OK for them, but they're die-hards--intent on doing it for the sake of know how it works. The big fly in the ointment is the so-called office suite: word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation applications. Oliver Rist decided to spend a week using nothing but a browser and
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                          Online Communities and Health Care

                          Last week I put up a show from the Zend PHP conference that featured Adam Bosworth talking about "content" and the fact that it's still King. Adam is thought provoking and entertaining. This talk is no different. Interestingly, Adam talks about content in the context of community (no big surprise there) and spends a great deal of time talking about the health care industry. Adam claims that there's a growing need for tools that allow patients to add value to health-care related communities by sharing information and experiences. These tools could lead to better predictors of health conditions, earlier
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                          Crying Out for a RESTful Service Interface Description Language

                          Dave Rosenberg is frustrated with Web 2.0 apps that don't play well together: If you haven't seen any of the 37 Signals stuff, it's great. Easy to use, well-designed etc. But even they don't offer a completely integrated suite of all of their own apps. I need Basecamp integrated with MyYahoo and Salesforce.com to really be productive. I want all my stuff on one page at one URL, in sync across multiple computers and visible on my handheld. This was the promise of portals but it remains unfulfilled. ... To me the big opportunity of Web 2.0 development is
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                          Prepare to Be Aggregated People!

                          Marc Cantor introduced the alpha of his PeopleAggregator. I spent a little time on it and built a profile, etc. The interesting part from an identity perspective is built-in support for SXIP 2.0, OpenID 1.0, and Flickr ID in the system, in addition to the native authentication service. As Marc said in a note to me: We'll be introducing the notion of using any or either or these ID systems within our system, so they'll be a lot of 'explaining' to do. But instead of hiding all that away (as I've been told I should) we're going to proudly
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                          Mashups, Web Data, and APIs

                          Frank Mantek, Jeff Barr, Dan Theurer, and Kevin Lawver(click to enlarge) I decided to take in Rohit Khare's panel on Next Wave (Business) this morning. This was part of the developer track that has normally been Rohit was kind enough to invite me to the panel dinner last night. It was fun and I Dan Theurer from Yahoo! was first up and used the theme "What Powers Web 2.0 Mashups?" Dan introduced the Yahoo! Developer Network. The first APIs that Yahoo! launched were the search APIs a little over a year ago. He showed a long list of APIs that
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