dinsdag 29 mei 2007
"The wave of the future is not web browser applications. Instead we're coming full circle back to desktop applications, but this time we've broken the old idea of single user silo applications with no connection to the outside world. The wave of the future is lightweight desktop applications with the same massively networked, Web 2.0 behavior we've come to expect from browser applications. iTunes is a classic example of this, with both an offline component available all the time, and a seamlessly integrated online component available when connected."
vrijdag 25 mei 2007
â€œSo hereâ€™s a challenge to the daily papers: stop giving away the franchise. Make daily editorial available online only for subscribers. Charge for the fresh stuff, online as well as off.â€
Maar blijkbaar ben ik niet de enige die denkt dat Doc er misschien naast zit met zijn antwoord op dit WSJ artikel (gratisÂ hier)â€¦
â€œIn a perfect old media world, thatâ€™s exactly how it would work. But this ainâ€™t a perfect old media world, and if the papers start walling their fresh content off, a hundred online-only publications will happily take their place. Everyone- bloggers, new media, advertisers- would benefit from the trickle down news effect, except the papers.â€
"Itâ€™s a utility in terms of a tool for the 24 million Facebook users, but it also reflects Facebookâ€™s desire to become a utility, like an power company, in which potentially billions of people use the service in their personal and professional lives. Facebook, MySpace, and other growing colonies of linked communities with semi-permeable walls represent the rise of the social Web and Web utility companies."
woensdag 23 mei 2007
Maar goed, het microbloggen blijft interessant, zeker in een sociale context. En dus i.c.m. met Hyves die al langer een 'Wie, wat, waar?' (WWW) functionaliteit hadden die goed werkt via de Kwekker, het web, een wap-site en SMS.
Hyves heeft echter geen RSS feeds die ik kan integreren op m'n website (zie rechtsboven) of op andere plekken waar niet-Hyves vrienden komen zoals Jaiku en zelfs Twitter, maar met de hulp van Dapper en de WWW-historie van Hyves heb ik die ook in elkaar geknutseld. Wat je als niet-programmeur al niet kunt tegenwoordig;-)
UPDATE: Mocht je nou zelf ook een Hyves WWW-rss feed willen, ga dan naar deze dienst en volg de instructies waarbij je de volgende keuzes maakt, het lastige werk heb ik verder al voor je gedaan...:
- Kies aan rechterkant 'Transform to RSS feed' en klik Go
- Vul je Hyves usernameen password in
- Kies 'Wat' als Item Title
- Kies 'Wanneer' en 'Waar' als Item Text
- Update input
- Je ziet de URL voor de RSS feed verschijnen, voeg deze toe aan je reader
Het resultaat zie je nu rechtsboven in de 'Hyves - Ik, wat, waar?' widget. Ga met je muis over een bericht om het tijdstip en de lokatie te zien.
"On iTunes, an individual can aggregate music by creating a mix, thus creating an album. While consumers do highly value the freedom to buy individual songs, they also still value discovering songs that go well together in a bundle."
dinsdag 22 mei 2007
donderdag 17 mei 2007
"And as a result we were basically faced with the challenge of having to develop a whole new set of classroom norms that worked in this environment. Once we got that going, everyone got much more comfortable with the environment. By the end of the semester, people were really enjoying it."
Maar ook de opmerking van James Au Wagner is veelzeggend wanneer hij het heeft over de intranet metaverse.
"While some Net pundits have quickly dismissed Fortune 500 interest in virtual worlds as mere marketing hype, itâ€™s projects like these which suggest that high tech companies are serious about their potential to transform the Internet."
woensdag 16 mei 2007
Zie ook Frankwatching over dit onderzoek.
maandag 14 mei 2007
"For many of these ultraconnected artists, it seems the nature of creativity itself is changing. It is no longer a solitary act: their audiences are peering over their shoulders as they work, offering pointed comments and suggestions. When OK Go released its treadmill-dancing video on YouTube, it quickly amassed 15 million views, a number so big that it is, as Kulash, the singer, told me, slightly surreal. â€œFifteen million people is more than you can see,â€ he said. â€œItâ€™s like this big mass of ants, and youâ€™re sitting at home in your underpants to see how many times youâ€™ve been downloaded, and you can sort of feel the ebb and flow of mass attention.â€ Fans pestered him to know what the bandâ€™s next video would be; some even suggested the band try dancing on escalators. Kulash was conflicted. He didnâ€™t want to be known just for making goofy videos; he also wanted people to pay attention to OK Goâ€™s music. In the end, the band decided not to do another dance video, because, as Kulash concluded, â€œHow do you follow up 15 million hits?â€ All the artists I spoke to made a point of saying they would never simply pander to their fansâ€™ desires. But many of them also said that staying artistically â€œpureâ€ now requires the mental discipline of a ninja."
zondag 13 mei 2007
"Cluztr tracks your clickstream and shares it with the world. Every site you visit is recorded and posted live to the Cluztr site in a social bookmarking style format, but without the need for active involvement; a Firefox plugin does it automatically. The wealth of data has benefits outside of letting people watch. Content matching links users with similar clickstreams and creates site recommendations based on user history. Cluztr is also a chat platform. Cluztr users visiting a particular page are automatically displayed in the sidebar allowing discussions on the topic at hand."
vrijdag 11 mei 2007
woensdag 9 mei 2007
â€œPersonalization, including targeted ads, is a mixed blessing: on one hand, personalized information is more useful and relevant to our lives. On the other, it reduces the opportunities for unanticipated encounters with ideas, people or products that may disturb or enlighten us. Personalization also interferes with the development of common experiences that people can use to understand each other and make common decisions.â€
"And while I suppose there are those who might debate whether MMO play constitutes productive activity or not, it does seem clear that the skills one develops via participation in MMOs might be hugely relevant to other types of virtual organizations."
maandag 7 mei 2007
zondag 6 mei 2007
"Those of us in so-called old media have also learned the hard way what this new meaning of networking spells for our businesses. Media companies don't control the conversation anymore, at least not to the extent that we once did. The big hits of the past were often, if not exactly flukes, then at least the beneficiaries of limited options. Of course a film is going to be a success if it's the only movie available on a Saturday night. Similarly, when three networks divided up a nation of 200 million, life was a lot easier for television executives. And not so very long ago most of the daily newspapers that survived the age of consolidation could count themselves blessed with monopolies in their home cities."
"I think we've blogged already that when they launched these in Japan on the NTT DoCoMo network, in 18 months, 54% of the total phone user base had started to use the 2D barcode scanner on their phones. It is that compelling. It is like magic, you can get web addresses appearing on your phone with no typing. Who cares how small and cumbersome the phone keypad is, 2D barcodes allow the phone to be BETTER than a personal computer, in entering web addresses. Now we only use the cameraphone and point to the square that looks like a fingerprint"
"Even so, the market Intel aims for doesn't exist yet, though interest is beginning to grow, albeit sparingly, around ultra-mobile PCs, for which Silverthorn would be suitable. Cool and innovative as the concepts connected to Silverthorn may be, a new market would have to grow out of nowhere over the course of three or four years to get anywhere near Otellini's stated goals."
donderdag 3 mei 2007
Wanneer je dit bericht leest dan deel je waarschijnlijk ook de gedachten van Joi over waarom 'we' toch zo gemotiveerd zijn om actief mee te gaan in allerlei social software gerelateerde trends. Ik weet dat ik eenzelfde gevoel heb, zeker wanneer ik niet â€˜verbondenâ€™ ben...
I have observed that a lot of active CEO types have a similar kind of obsession that allows them to invest more than average amounts of energy into communities including their companies and their partners - afraid to spend a minute of their waking time not interacting with other people. I think this obsession with trying not to be lonely has also fueled a lot of my interest in social software and online games.
"Iets minder dan Ã©Ã©n op de tien Nederlanders (8,5 procent) leidt een tweede leven in Second Life, een virtuele wereld op internet. De helft van de gebruikers heeft een account uit zakelijke overwegingen. Dat meldt onderzoeksbureau GMI woensdag op basis van een enquÃªte onder 5572 Nederlanders. De meeste gebruikers (59,8 procent) brengen gemiddeld tussen Ã©Ã©n en vijf uur door in Second Life en doen dat vooral vanuit huis."
dinsdag 1 mei 2007
"That Dell chose Ubuntu wasn't much of a surprise, since Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell had already announced that he is running that distribution on his home laptop. Michael Dell is currently using Ubuntu 7.04 on an extremely well-equipped Dell Precision M90. His system uses an Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 Processor, which runs at 2.33GHz and comes with a 4MB cache. It also comes with 4GB of DDR2 (double-data-rate) 667MHz DRAM, a 17-inch WXGA+ wide-screen LCD, a 160GB 7,200-rpm SATA hard drive, a 8X DVD +/- RW optical drive, and a NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500 512M graphics card."