Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
The new Attention Economy is grabbing the attention of alpha geeks and businesses hoping reap the rewards of innovation in this emerging marketplace of clickstreams. In this talk, Seth Goldstein introduces us to Root Markets' Root Vaults, one of the first applications to make use of the data provided by the AttentionTrust's Attention Extension. These new applications and analytical tools help individuals take charge of their own attention data in order to understand patterns, share with others, and harness attention's growing economic value.
Open source code bases, like the Mozilla engine, have been the drivers of innovation in the software development world. Erik van Eykelen of Voipster BV describes a tool which could be the new Mozilla for the realm of voice over IP. OpenZoep is an open source code base for VoIP that developers can use in their own projects to create new VoIP solutions or add VoIP to other applications, such as browsers, games, or desktop applications.
On TechNation Apostolos Gerasoulis joins host Dr. Moira Gunn to compare the Ask.com search engine with Google's -- Yes, you've seen his face...on those award-winning Ask.com commercials.
As a technologist, Ethan Zuckerman has spent much time working with the new generation of African entrepreneurs, programmers, organizers, and young people who are hooking up their continent to the web. In an audio interview with Globeshakers host Tim Zak, Zuckerman explains how these new netizens are changing the way villagers and urban dwellers learn, organize, network, and face the challenges of poverty, AIDS, political strife, and making a living.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Jim Fowler, the CEO of Jigsaw. They discuss an innovative online database which is changing the world of sales.
"Net neutrality" is a principle that specifies that all participants on the Internet travel on the same virtual highways at the same speed regardless of their ability to pay. This doesn't mean that companies can't pay for super fast servers or high-speed access but it means that the speed that data is routed over the Internet infrastructure itself is based on available bandwidth. In this conversation with Larry Magid, Craig Newmark of Craigslist talks about why Net Neutrality is important.
The attention economy promises to harness the power of the network, but in the meantime, we are being deluged by the glut of information. Alpha geeks may rejoice as they imagine new heuristics to catch up with this information overload. In reality, every waking moment has been absorbed by the task of simply keeping up. In this talk, Rael Dornfest delivers an entertaining riff on the potential for attenuation to tame the infosphere by distilling out the most interesting and useful bits from the network soup.
Yahoo! has been one of the leading companies in the field of content syndication. and has been working to create a Content Syndication Ecosystem where publishers, advertisers, and customers are able to interact. Scott Gatz, Yahoo!'s senior director of personalization products, describes how Yahoo has been able to create an environment where customers get the experience they need; while allowing publishers to develop a repeat daily relationship with their users.
In the future we may be able to find lost keys with a simple google search. Science fiction writer Bruce Sterling imagines how physical objects will be part of the internet as they become trackable in space and time. Bruce discusses the theoretical and technical challenges that we face as we try and think about and develop the Internet of Things. From Spimes to Thing Links to Blogjects, the terminology and verbal framing devices currently being used are pulled apart in this keynote address from the 2006 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference.
The live web inspires metaphors of time, humanity and freedom, in contrast to the more mundane notions of real estate and traffic on the static web. In this conference keynote, Doc Searls explores these ideas and more in his customarily entertaining and insightful summary of progress in the Syndisphere.