Humanising The Enterprise Using Ambient Social Knowledge

Lee Bryant of Headshift, a scial software consulting firm, spoke of the death of traditional enterprise software and the rise of a new breed of social software that is attentuating the torrent of information within large companies. The lost world of IT dinosaurs – legacy systems that are too big and expensive to kill In […]

The Data Dump – Fun With Graphs & Charts

The Data Dump has two strict rules: the data must make a larger point about the Internet and its users, not just about the source company since data visualization is as or more important than data collection, it’s gotta look good. State of the Blogosphere – March 2006, David Sifry 30m blogs tracked, doubling in […]

RFID: A Case Study of the Risks and Benefits of Location-Aware Technologies

Jen King’s (Yahoo’ Berkeleys Marc Davis is King’s professor) session on RFID began with a review of first principles and the two basic RFID components – a tag/chip/smartcard and a reader, communicating through radio signals. Most current applications aren’t consumer, but largely enterprise logistics, supply-chains and inventory control. The US E-Passport (containing an ISO14443 contactless […]

Everybody’s It – Tagging With Identity

Mary Hodder’s session on tagging and identity, builds on some of the work from the Identity 2.0 movement, proposing that tagging has value for annotating rich media. Technorati’s tags provide a partial solution but doesn’t address how people wish to include tags on their own site, but still participate in communities. In usabilities, bloggers requested: […]

Feed To The Future

Feedburner’s Eric Lunt opened by presenting the growth rate of RSS subscriptions – ranging from 221’375 feeds in January 2005 to 9’547’171 by February 2006 (source) Subscriptions are outpacing feed recognition. Report after reportt shows that people are unfamiliar with the terms, but subscriptions continue to grow dratically. Subscriptions are becoming more embeddedinto more worlds […]

Rich Local & Social Experiences

Jointly presented by Meetro and PlaceSite, this session explored various locative media developments. The central question posed, ‘Who are you NOT meeting right now?’, is particularly appropriate to the conference environment. Location as a principal factor is deconstructed as one of the driving factors in community. Regarless of the mediated nature of networked communities, physical […]

The New Community

Communities occur when people have the ability to use their voice in a public and immediate way, forming intimate relationships over time. Web 1.0 communities were the era of company towns. You can use you voice, but only within the format and rules of the bossman…The Well, Salon Table Talk, Builder Buzz. The new generation […]

Playsh, the playful shell

Playsh is a ‘narrative-driven "object navigation" client, operating primarily on the semantic level, casting your hacking environment as a high-level, shell-based, social prototyping laboratory, a playground for recombinant network toys.’ More literally, playsh is a command-line interface that uses MUD and text adventure conventions to navigate and manipulate the web. Features include: looking for patterns […]