Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
Media is a Platform. Discuss. Under Web 1.0, eyeballs were king and old media was dead. But as the Web 2.0 era unfolds, we're learning that things are a bit more complicated, and media is evolving, slowly but surely, into new forms and formats. How can powerful brands like the New York Times thrive in an age where content is understood to be free? What happens when the web is capable of distributing massive video files effortlessly and without significant economic impact? What are the new publishing models emerging on the web, and how can media be used as a platform to leverage them? [Web 2.0 Conference audio on IT Conversations]
Rob and Dana Greelnee of Web Talk Radio interview Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia.org, the online free-content encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Started in 2001, the site is currently working on more than 500,000 articles in the English version alone. In 22 other langauages there are at least 10,000 articles. [Web Talk Radio audio on IT Conversations]
In this True Voice show, Stowe talks with Peter Quintas (CTO of Silkroad technology) and Peter Kaminski (CTO of Socialtext), exchanging observations about the ACS Innovation Summit, which was devoted to social networking and social media. The discussion starts there -- reviewing some of the very advanced projects that ACS and other non-profits, such as the March of Dimes, have conducted using blogs. The three then discuss the growing adoption of blogs and other social media, as well as coming features planned for the two technology companies' products. [True Voice audio from IT Conversations]
It's another new IT Conversations series: Sound Policy with Denise Howell.
In this first edition, Denise hosts a spirited debate about Google's controversial AutoLink feature. Her guests are Cory Doctorow, Martin Schwimmer and Robert Scoble.
Google is no stranger to providing invaluable services to users of the Web, and the Google Toolbar has been no exception. However, the beta release of the Google Toolbar 3, with its link-adding AutoLink feature, has many wondering if Google has forgotten its "don't be evil" credo. In the debut of the Sound Policy series, Denise talks with Cory, Robert and Martin, all of whom have been outspoken about AutoLink: what it might mean for Web publishers and users, and how it might be impacted by intellectual property law. [Denise Howell's Sound Policy audio on IT Conversations]
Marc Benioff, the bombastic and outspoken CEO of Salesforce.com is always entertaining and surprising, In this conversation from the Web 2.0 Conference, Marc describes how his company has become a force in the enterprise platform space. [Web 2.0 Conference audio from IT Conversations]
Dale Dougherty of O'Reilly Media: What happens when books become online platforms for learning? [Web 2.0 Conference audio on IT Conversations]
How do you establish trust between between strangers on the Internet?
Identity federation is one way to create a community of trust, but it
relies on establishing the trust domains before the interaction. That
doesn't work for many Internet transactions. Phil Windley interviews Professor Kent Seamons to discuss some specific ways of solving this problem. [IT Conversations audio of Phil's Technometria series]
Search is an application that binds the web's economic, interface, and partnership landscape. Through search, companies like Google and Yahoo have built extraordinarily scaled platforms that have evolved into next generation web-based applications like mail, hosting, and, some claim, an entire OS. Pioneers and leaders in the search business reflect on the present and future of the search platform. John Battelle moderates a panel of search-engine experts who explore the future of search as an application platform. [Audio from the Web 2.0 Conference on IT Conversations]
A diverse panel of experts at the Web 2.0 Conference looks at how the web is changing the music business, and how music is driving tech adoption. The panel looks at copyright and filesharing, how the music industry must morph if it is to survive, and how consumers are taking things into their own hands. [Web 2.0 audio on IT Conversations]
John Batelle speaks with Marc Andreessen, Chairman and Co-Founder, Opsware, Inc., and Dan Rosensweig, COO, Yahoo. What did they learn the first time, and what's different in a Web 2.0 world? [Web 2.0 Conference audio on IT Conversations]