Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
Ben Rushlo of Keynote Systems discusses how organizations should work to make their websites better. He talks about the status of the web and reviews how perceived performance is often different from actual performance. He gives tips for better operation and gives a number of suggestions that companies can use to improve their sites.
Insurance expert Karl Susman discusses how bloggers and other Web 2.0 users are beginning to deal with and better minimize the financial risk of their activities. He talks with Denise about how the industry is now offering ways for people and businesses to protect themselves in this age of instant communications with its problems of rumors and sometimes incorrect information.
Joel and Jeff answer five listener questions, mostly about social software design. Warning: this podcast features a cowbell. Really.
Dictionaries may look like books, but they don't act like them. In this presentation of the O'Reilly Tools For Change conference, Erin McKean, Chief Consulting Editor for American Dictionaries at Oxford University Press, explains the characteristics of books, why the book isn't a good form for dictionaries to take, and how the information in dictionaries could better be disseminated.
November 2008 marks the tenth anniversary of RFC 2445, the iCalendar specification that governs the exchange of calendar information on the Internet. On this edition of Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell invites one of the authors of RFC2445, Derik Stenerson, to reflect on the history of the venerable standard, and to consider new ways it might be applied in our era of personal publishing.
It's a Yeggethon! Joel and Jeff sit down with Steve Yegge to discuss Google, programming languages, writing code, and just plain writing. This episode runs long as a tribute to Steve.
Allvoices bills itself as "the first open media site where anyone can report from anywhere," but two things that really set it apart are its geolocated citizen media posts from any device, and the zeal of its founder, Silicon Valley veteran Amra Tareen. Learn how her journey from computer scientist to venture capitalist to stereotyped Muslim woman to startup CEO shaped Allvoices.
Joel and Jeff conduct a special NYC roundtable discussion with every member of the Stack Overflow team present: Jarrod Dixon, Geoff Dalgas, and Michael Pryor.
TerraNet hopes to bring cell phones to villages in developing nations. CEO Anders Carlius describes TerraNet's ad hoc GSM mesh networking technology and business model. He envisions local entrepreneurs rolling the technology out one village at a time.