Friday, October 31, 2008

Tweet Scan

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Kel Kelly Blog
Tim O'Reilly is in agreement with this perspective from Kel Kelly (reproduced from his blog)
Web 2.0’s Identity Crisis
October 30, 2008 11:01 AM

All of a sudden, the term Web 2.0 is getting thrown under the bus like a certain governor from Alaska who is being blamed for the entire GOP meltdown. Michael Arrington’s post, An Ignoble But Much Needed End To Web 2.0, started the pigpile a couple of weeks ago. Since then, many Web 2.0 start-ups have had layoffs and this has fueled the fury over Web 2.0’s imminent death.

Here’s the problem, Web 2.0 as defined by Tim O’Reilly, the man who coined the phrase, is not going any place and will be around for a long, long time. Let’s look at the defining attributes that O’Reilly identifies in his September 2, 2005 post, What Is Web 2.0:

* The Web as a platform
* User-generated content
* Technologies empowering users, enabling participation & aggregating wisdom
* Services, not packaged software
* Control over unique, hard-to-recreate data that gets richer the more people use it
* Trusting users as co-developers
* Harnessing collective intelligence
* Software above the level of a single device
* Lightweight user interfaces, development & business models

To say Web 2.0 is going away is to say that all the above bullets are going away. Homey don’t think so! I highly doubt we are going back to a world of installing software on a PC and having that PC be the only device where we can run anything. That would be one bad acid trip. The Web 2.0 genie as defined by O’Reilly is out of the bottle and there is no putting her back in.

The problem is Web 2.0 is suffering an identity crisis. The term Web 2.0 morphed away from O’Reilly’s original definition and is now solely and iconically defined and associated with the start-up companies that play in the Web 2.0 space. As such, people who see these companies as going away are making the incorrect assumption that “Web 2.0″ is going away. Nothing could be further from the truth. Last I checked, Facebook and its 100+ million membership isn’t going anywhere except up. And oh by the way, TechCrunch is a Web 2.0 company. I don’t think they are going away either.

So where does it go from here? I think what is going to happen is a new term will be created to better label the bullets/attributes cited above and probably include a few new attributes. This will allow for ”Today’s Web” to dissociate itself from the struggling Web 2.0 startups. It’s a classic branding problem. What will that term be? Who the eff knows. I am very interested to see if O’Reilly renames his conferences from Web 2.0 Expo and Web 2.0 Summit to something else. That will be very telling.

How do you define Web 2.0?

Halloween 2008

Brian Biggs: Ten Trick-or-Treaters (Drawn)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Twittering for Public Health

Twitter and Microblogging for Public Health

From: umhealthscienceslibraries, 6 days ago

Twitter is a microblogging tool that is increasingly being used in area relevant to public health. Some of these include disaster management and response, health behavior change, and health information outreach. In addition, it is also being used by professionals and organizations for routine communications. This presentation will provide an overview and introduction to Twitter and its real and potential roles in public health.

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Friday, October 24, 2008


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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ladder of Social Participation (Forrester)

Social Networking Figures

A new report by Josh Bernoff of Forrester Research states that usage of social technologies increased markedly in 2008: three in four US online adults now use social tools to connect with each, up from 56% in 2007. According to the report, the largest growth came from ratings and reviews, "voting" on websites, and user-generated video. Blogging and tagging were also popular.

Forrester predicts that if growth of ratings and reviews continues at its current pace, then "reading peer recommendations will fast become a permanent stage in the purchase decision process."

You could argue we're already at that stage, as e-commerce sites like Amazon and Netflix rely substantially on those technologies - and there are no shortage of imitators on other retail sites, such as Barnes & Noble.

Likewise we're also seeing a lot of 'imitation is the best form of flattery' among voting and user-generated video sites, with digg and YouTube clones popping up seemingly every day, for every conceivable niche.

Forrester has come up with different categories of social media usage (see image below). It claims that Creators are still growing slowly (it's now 21%), but "Critics" have increased more (to 37%). Critics are defined as people who post online reviews and comments. Collectors are at 19%, Joiners 35% and unsurprisingly "Spectators" are the biggest group with 69% of US online adults 'consuming' social media.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Social Media Metrics

Social Media Measurement
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Measuring Contribution in Social Software from Chris Sparshott

Measuring Social Software
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How to make and use hashtags

Just follow these four steps to make and follow hashtags in twitter, using

* Get a twitter account (usename and password) at
* Search for the account 'hashtags' in twitter then follow this account
* Make a hashtag by putting the hash sign (#) before the unique word you wish to create and follow.
* Follow the hashtag at

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Trust Distrust


my PhD - year 2

From: neal.lathia, 3 days ago

my PhD - year 2
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oct 14 2008
phd transfer VIVA exam presentation

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Monday, October 13, 2008


Web 20 Expo Community Workshop Prezo

From: fgossieaux, 2 weeks ago

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Internet trends from Morgan Stanley

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Health 2.0 is participatory. Are you ready?

HealthCampDc - Scene Setting
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Monday, October 6, 2008

Microblogging and the semantic web

Microblogging: A Semantic Web and Distributed Approach

From: terraces, 3 months ago

SFSW2008, 2nd June 2008, Tenerife -

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Twitter and health details

From Twitter phwiki Click to enlarge...go on, it's worth it.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Twitter, microblogging and living in the stream

From: mweller, 2 weeks ago

Looks at how twitter is used and what this means. Oh, okay, it's me raving about twitter again.

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Jeremiah Owyang on Twitter

Uses Twitter as a social computer and states that it has many benefits over technologies like Google:

"While Google is great for finding information and websites, it’s NOT great for getting opinion, hearing nuance, or telling me relational information. With Twitter, I can ask information about opinions, and receive responses from real people (many I know, most I don’t) that often have first hand experience with the question at hand."

Joshua Porter on social design (

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Good advice

The Prisoner's Dilemma and Trust

Two suspects are arrested by the police. The police have insufficient evidence for a conviction, and, having separated both prisoners, visit each of them to offer the same deal. If one testifies ("defects") for the prosecution against the other and the other remains silent, the betrayer goes free and the silent accomplice receives the full 10-year sentence. If both remain silent, both prisoners are sentenced to only six months in jail for a minor charge. If each betrays the other, each receives a five-year sentence. Each prisoner must choose to betray the other or to remain silent. Each one is assured that the other would not know about the betrayal before the end of the investigation. How should the prisoners act?
Ref: Wikipedia