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“Get a sense of our planet.”

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April 3, 2007

Update 2007.05.16: David Troy of TwitterVision fame has released FlickrVision beta and it has driven some traffic to here. This post is about other mashups that, at the time of writing, were the closest thing to TwitterVision, in terms of emotional involvement, I had seen.

Cool mashups based on the Flickr API displaying tags, photos, and buddy images in real time as they get uploaded into Flickr.

FlickrRealTimeTag.png FlickrRealTimePhoto.png FlickrRealTimeBuddy.png

Not as addictive as TwitterVision, but somehow they leave with the same participatory taste.

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March 3, 2007

GigaOM » Last desktop app standing: IM Client:

Instant Messaging’s position as prime real estate on the desktop makes it ideal for becoming the hub of open standards based real time communications.

PodZinger (see also here for a past link to it) has a section dedicated to TED Talks. There’s no real landing page, and it looks like a specialized search. With no keyword there are 56 search results, apparently covering up to last year’s edition, TED2006, though the collection doesn’t quite cover the full list you can find at the TEDTalks page.

With TEDTALKSSEARCH is possible to search the Talks by keywords and jump to the parts of the talk where the keywords are used (spoken). Read here for more information about how PodZinger makes it possible (speech recognition).

Most of the Talks I’ve watched so far are definitely interesting, and what is expressed is something you may want to listen to more than once. Being able to directly search by text instead of fastforwarding and rewinding the audio/video in search of the spot of interest is of great help (and saves battery on the iPod) to access the data I am interested in.

An innovative technology put to good use.



March 2, 2007

TED2007 will be next week.

TED brings together extraordinary people from every area of thought, work and culture, and lo and behold, astonishing connections are made, excitement and inspiration follow.

It works this way because all knowledge is connected.

After four days, you gain an understanding of how your own work fits into the larger web of knowledge.

TED2007 Program

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February 21, 2007

Software is hard | Salon Books:

My goal was really more to write something that, if you were a developer, then yes, you might find it interesting. But even more, if you had a relative who was always wondering, “What is it that you do all day?” you could hand my book to that relative and say, This is what my work is really like.

Talking Microsoft’s Home Server on banks of the Rhein « Scobleizer – Tech Geek Blogger:

Aside: Google just switched to German on me. Why does it assume I speak German just because my packets are coming from Germany? Grrrrrr. Ich spreche kein Deutsch! It should know that I’ve been hitting it from this computer for months from the United States and that that is my home base. I can’t even read Google now, so I have no idea how to change the default back to English. I just did a search on “Rhein” and it took me to the German Wikipedia, too. Double Grrrrrr.

[same for me, but it switches to Japanese]

The Web 2.0 We Weave:

Maybe someone will be smart enough to learn / organize people’s thoughts / ideas / feelings and search will revolutionize from the poor “search results” experience we are complacent with (and have come to expect) — and instead we will each be empowered with the exact answers / information we are seeking at any given moment (using the collective information mass on the web).

Research is great, but Twitter is shipping… « Scobleizer – Tech Geek Blogger:

I just don’t think the [“boil the ocean”, “keep it secret, don’t talk, and ship something cool.”] approach wins many friends in the Internet space. Why? Well, it’s the iteration of things that gets us involved.