Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
Skype has grown to be one of the most popular Internet tools, used throughout the world. Phil Wolff, editor in chief of Skype Journal, joins Phil, Scott, and Ben to discuss the current state of Skype. They talk about Skype's architecture, the demographics of the typical user, including how enterprises are using it more and more, and how China is attempting to censor Skype and Estonia recently suffered a DDoS attack and the possible source of the attack.
Although Tim Berners-Lee once famously declared that "Cool URIs don't change," factors beyond our control make it hard for most of us to avoid link rot. Jon Udell speaks with Geoffrey Bilder, who is the director of strategic initiatives for CrossRef, a company whose mission is "to be the citation linking backbone for all scholarly information in electronic form." CrossRef, in other words, is in the business of combating link rot.
Imagine the power of turning locations in text documents into dots on a map. John Frank and Schuyler Erle from MetaCarta have been doing that for enterprise customers for a number of years; they're now ready to open up their georeference engine to the rest of the Internet. In this short and lively presentation from the 2006 O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference, learn about the applications of georeferencing and MetaCarta's enhancement to current GIS offerings.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with technology analyst Kevin Werbach about the issues surrounding the emerging internet. They discuss the impact of media, software, telecom as well as Werbach's upcoming conference, Supernova 2007.
Since late 2005 we have seen an explosion in pushpin applications - consumer-facing web sites that let users mark, describe, and share places on a map. We don't yet know whether this is a fad like Friendster or a category killer like Wikipedia. In this session, Where 2.0 conference co-chair Nat Torkington puts the tough questions to Di-Ann Eisnor of Platial, Ben Nolan of Zopto.com, and Josh Peterson of 43places.com on money, viability, privacy, and growth. You'll learn who's doing what, why, and who has the best chances of succeeding.
Jesse James Garrett, co-founder of both Adaptive Path and the Information Architecture Institute, thoughtfully examines what is behind the long-term success of truly transformative consumer technology products like TiVo, Flickr, and the iPod. It's about understanding the psychology underlying the user experience, and developing the product from the consumer experience perspective. Garrett gets to the heart of how products developed using the experience strategy quickly make us wonder how we ever lived without them.
Nonprofit management now requires the innovative use of information technology. In this Stanford podcast, nonprofit technology consultant Paul Lamb explores how the web is transforming nonprofits and NGOs. He looks ahead to the potential that ubiquitous mobile computing, virtual worlds, user-generated content, and social networking have to upend traditional constraints and to open new doors.
Jeremy Hogan of Lulu.com is the leader of their LuluTV initiative, where creators can actually make money with their online video productions. But Lulu.com offers much more than that--they are a technology company that makes it easier for people to monetize their creations. The mission of this company is to empower the creators to make money from social media. Jeremy discusses the insights that the Lulu.com's management team has gained by their deployments and their efforts to build community. He is an enthusiastic, witty spokesperson for this adventure.
Craig Burton has said that the best geometric representation of the net's end-to-end architecture is a hollow sphere comprised of everything and everybody on it. Doc Searls, senior editor for Linux Journal, uses this statement to describe the hollow sphere as a "giant zero" that puts every point at virtually zero distance from every other point. He joins Phil and Scott to discuss such topics as Internet celebrities, previous attempts to improve communications using technology, and how blogging forms new relationships.