Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
If you were pestered with a dozen or more phone calls a day from people in your locality asking what was on your menu for the day, or inquiring about the delivery of their order, and you were definitely not the local Thai Kitchen but just an innocent guy or gal, what would you do? Well, you'd listen to Danny Sullivan in this program. Danny discusses why local search is such a difficult task, and what some of the major obstacles are to implementing it correctly.
Developing software solutions for the defence and intelligence industries is not normally open to public discussion. In this exciting talk Lena Trudeau interviews experts from Homeland Security, the Department of Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) on how their organizations manage and embrace the latest web technologies. Find out how Dungeons and Dragons inspired the Intelligence community and what Twitter has to do with the Department of Defense.
In this episode Scott Rosenberg discusses two of his books. Say Everything (2009) is a history of blogging, and Dreaming in Code (2006) is an inside account of the Chandler project. He also talks about his latest project, MediaBugs, a Knight Foundation-funded effort to crowd-source the correction of errors in newspapers.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Anton Geraschenko of Math Overflow to discuss the unique qualities of a community of expert mathematicians, how to capture a sphere in a knot, and the importance of off-site backups.
Join Ellen Millar as she talks with Vivek Kundra, the 'rockstar of government data', about the data transparency initiatives currently occurring within the Federal Government. From data.gov to booking a campsite online, Kundra is the mastermind behind much of the more promising initiatives, however he faces the challenge of balancing privacy concerns with providing reliable and useful services at a reasonable cost to taxpayers.
"The opportunity to innovate starts with doing something that hasn't been done yet", Chris Brogan presses in this lively, sardonic speech about ten minutes in length, in which the blogger and President of New Marketing Labs, a social media agency, advises businesses and individuals alike on how to utilize to the best capacity the web's power to connect them to their communities.
Digg.com, one of the most successful social media websites, has over 40 million users, amounting to about 20,000 submissions a day, but young CEO Jay Adelson wants more. In this candid conversation with Brady Forrest "serial entrepreneurs" Adelson and his Partner Kevin Rose share with us where Digg fits into the "huge volume of stuff", as Adelson puts it, on the World Wide Web, and their plans for its future.
Join best-selling author Steven Berlin Johnson as he discusses the changing face of online journalism, one in which citizen journalists and bloggers are news gatherers and information curators. Both journalists and techies alike are providing new ways to share and consume content, and creating rich relations between consumers and providers of information. Members of this new media are also required to wear many hats, from local news reporter to database administrator.
Joel and Jeff discuss the pursuit of venture capital, why Joel is ending his blog, and the hidden power of Google's web spider.
Audrey Seagraves has a passion for international development and social enterprise. In this audio interview with Stanford Center for Social Innovation correspondent Sheela Sethuraman, the director of programs at World of Good talks about the creation of Fair Wage Guide software, a free tool that tells the viewer how wages being paid to any artisan worldwide compare to international wage standards.