Slideshare

My IBM colleague Adam Christensen introduced me this morning to slideshare.net. Essentially, it’s like youtube but for presentations. It understands PowerPoint, PDF, ODF and a few other formats. While you can view the presentations on the website, you can also embed them in other sites. Here’s an example with the…

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Twitter meets WordPress

Before I get into this, let me point to Alex King’s excellent and comprehensive Twitter Tools. It does just about everything you can imagine involving connecting Twitter and WordPress. You can Twitter when you publish a blog entry or, conversely, publish WordPress digests of your Twitter tweets. While I don’t…

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Secure mashups via SMash

Some of my IBM colleagues in the emerging technologies asked me to mention something they introduced last week – SMash, for Secure Mashups. The basic idea is this. In Web 2.0 people frequently use AJAX components or services from several sources and then mash them together into a full application.…

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Thoughts on digital reputations

As a follow up to my comments at the Yale Law School Information Society Project Symposium on Reputation Economies in Cyberspace, I wanted to talk a bit about digital reputations. By this I mean some way of attaching numeric data and supporting information to a person, an object, a collection…

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Position paper for Yale Law School Information Society panel

This is the “position paper” for the Reputation Economies in Cyberspace panel on which I’m participating tomorrow at Yale Law School. It makes a lot of assumptions about definitions (I’m on the fourth panel of the day) and just touches on some of the things on which I plan to…

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Saturday in New Haven

This Saturday I’ll be in New Haven at the Yale Law School Information Society Project Symposium on Reputation Economies in Cyberspace. I’ll be speaking on the last panel of the day: Panel IV: Ownership of Cyber-Reputation Moderator: Eddan Katz Panelists: John Clippinger, Eric Goldman, Bob Sutor, Mozelle Thompson, Rebecca Tushnet…

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Social networking and privacy

This is a big issue and though I don’t have any deep new observations about this, I want to share some thoughts from using Facebook for a few weeks. This isn’t necessarily Facebook-specific, but that’s a recent example for me. The basic problem is who gets to know what about…

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Second Face Life Book?

I’ve been asked several times whether social networks like MySpace or Facebook will merge with virtual environments like There, ActiveWorlds, or Second Life. My usual response has been along the lines of “Social networks use a variety of technologies and will start to employ 3D, but this doesn’t mean everything…

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Robin Bloor on Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office

Robin has a very interesting analysis of what may happen in the office suite market now that Google seems to starting putting it’s full weight behind its online applications. See “Google set to challenge Microsoft’s office monopoly.” One thing that occurred to me in reading his article is the idea…

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Microsoft, ODF, Open XML, and Wikipedia

I have mixed feelings about editing Wikipedia. On one hand, if I think something should be in a particular piece, I’ll go ahead and edit it. On the other, it is frustrating when some anonymous person removes something that I think is important. I have no problems with it as…

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Office 2.0: online and offline

Martin LaMonica is reporting over at CNet of a new service from ThinkFree that will allow both online and offline editing of documents, with synchronization as you get connected. Also See: “Being sometimes connected” blog entry ITWire: “Microsoft’s worst nightmare – Google considers acquiring online Office clone”

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Office 2.0 Conference: “Making Office 2.0 Enterprise Ready” panel

Moderator: Dion Hinchcliffe Panelists: Ivan Koon, Matthew Quinn, Craig Remy, John Roberts, Ken Rudin Best quote was “Is the enterprise ready for Office 2.0?” I’m hearing a lot of defensiveness about big IT from some of the participants (particularly the guy from YouSendIt), though those with serious enterprise experience are…

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Office 2.0 Conference: “One Day in the Life of an Office 2.0 Worker” panel

Moderator: Matt Marshall Participants: Eric Hoffert, TJ Kang, Tom Snyder, Sridhar Vembu, Kevin Warnock, David Young This panel consists of various startups trying to do realtime online demos of their offerings. We’re in the second one and so far they both sound like pitches for VCs (probably are, and there…

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Office 2.0 Conference: “Office 2.0, Where Are We?” panel

Moderator: Om Malik Participants: Ismael Ghalimi, Shel Israel, Karen Leavitt, Rajen Sheth, Mark Suster. We’re starting to repeat ourselves here on many issues. I hope Andrew and Esther will not have made all the important points for today, though there are many sessions left to go. A few important things…

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