Archive for November, 2004

Ten Technologies That Are Going To Change The Way We Learn

Sunday, November 28th, 2004

Robin Good: “here are the ten key technologies I see making the major difference in how we will be learning in the future:”


Fractal Democracy

Saturday, November 27th, 2004

This is from the worldchanging blog: “People must vote everyday over issues and solutions, instead of every five years for one undependable individual whose moods, whims and vicissitudes define five years of policy and action.”


Getting Even Better Search Results

Sunday, November 21st, 2004

“What can you do to enhance the results you get on your research? Google Scholar (see yesterday’s item) might be an answer, but a lot of competitors have come up with new strategies, as the current print edition of New Scientist reports.

A look at patents on search technology can help to spot emerging trends and potentially new competitors to the existing major Web search players. has published an interesting article on this topic. But if you need information right now and you just can’t find it on the Web, the solution might be — help (…)

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The Future of Digital Media

Monday, November 15th, 2004

“The Future of Digital Media is a two-month series, sponsored by Orb, that explores how the empowerment of the consumer over his or her media experience, coupled with the technological innovation that’s broadly democratizing media creation, is leading to a revolution in the way people access, consume, share and remake content.

Through interviews with leading commentators and cutting edge practioners, The Future of Digital Media examines the social, legal and economic impacts of this disruptive and revolutionary change. ”

See here.


Curley: ‘The franchise is the content’

Saturday, November 13th, 2004

Associated Press President and CEO Tom Curley welcomed the 2004 Online News Association conference attendees with a keynote address that stressed the importance of news aggregators and community interaction. He called the shift “Web 2.0,” describing the next phase as a network where users and machines are “always on.”


RSS’s potential in Mobil phones

Saturday, November 13th, 2004

This is from Sony Ericsson position paper – Mobile Web Initiative Workshop

“Push services are on the rise on the Internet, based on the de facto standard RSS. We believe that RSS has a great potential in mobile phones, as a technology to automatically provide updated content to users – accessing the Web without browsing .”


How Do You Use

Monday, November 8th, 2004

From Smart Mobs:

Many of you already know and use, this free social software web service for sharing web bookmarks launched a few months ago by Joshua Schachter, and already mentioned in Smartmobs.

Here is a quick reminder of what is about. It allows you to bookmark a web page you find interesting, to organize these pages by categories, using tags of your choice, and to share your discoveries with other curious minds. But you can do much more.

When Jon Udell, currently with InfoWorld, published a series of articles about on his blog, this gave me an idea: categorize all the entries posted on my blog in the last thirty months. Instead of using a search engine to check if or when I already wrote about something, I’m now using my archive and I click on a tag. Remarkably fast and useful!

And you, how are you using this service? Have you discovered other tricks easing your online life? Please post your comments below. And many thanks to Joshua Schachter. Read this column to see in more detail how I’m using before posting your own tricks.

Steve Johnson on Blogs and Google

Sunday, November 7th, 2004


“The true revolution promised by the rise of bloggerdom is not about journalism. It’s about information management. ”

“The beautiful thing about most information captured by the bloggers is that it has an extensive shelf life. The problem is that it’s being featured on a rotating shelf. ”


David Kirkpatrick on blog and media

Sunday, November 7th, 2004

This is from Fortune last week.

“As RSS and related software get better and better, is why readers will ever want to go to a media company’s own website if they can craft their own out of the information feeds that they know are of most interest to them? Expect to see the very definition of the commercial media website evolve radically in the years ahead. ”


Shirky on the Design of Social Software

Sunday, November 7th, 2004