“Global naming leads to global network effects.”

First, a reminder about what makes the Web, the Web…. W3C.org: Architecture of the World Wide Web, Volume One: 2. Identification: In order to communicate internally, a community agrees (to a reasonable extent) on a set of terms and their meanings. One goal of the Web, since its inception, has been to build a global […]

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New Looks

Leonard Witt’s blog and PJNet got a great facelift. So did Scott Karp’s Publishing 2.0 courtesy of bokardo. Doc Searls recently moved into new digs. Steve Rubel is contemplating a move to WordPress.com from TypePad (I think his reasoning is flawed and so are most of the folks leaving comments for him). While Rafe recently […]

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Simple RESTful URLs with JSPs

Bill de hOra posted an interesting question the other day, that has to do with mapping views to requests, cleanly, in a RESTful way, as Sam Ruby framed it: it’s easy to forget that Servlets were Java’s response to CGI, way back when. Here’s is the link for Stefan’s entry: http://www.innoq.com/blog/st/2007/08/15/java_web_frameworks.html I’m wondering how would […]

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Yahoo! and Google Move to Squeeze Newspapers Further

Yahoo! has relaunched it’s local search service. It better surfaces community driven participation and feels far more like a destination than before. Screenwerk: Yahoo! Refreshes, Redesigns Local. They still haven’t gone as far as I expect them to one day do – integrate Flickr, del.icio.us, and Groups, and Maps into a cohesive whole, but the […]

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Social Software Rule: “Personal Value Precedes Network Value”

Bokardo: The Del.icio.us Lesson: The one major idea behind the Del.icio.us Lesson is that personal value precedes network value. What this means is that if we are to build networks of value, then each person on the network needs to find value for themselves before they can contribute value to the network. In the case […]

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We’re No Better Informed About Our World Than In 1989

Despite the information and communication revolutionary time we live in, Americans remain in the dark about our world. Pew released a survey back in April detailing Americans knowledge of current affairs, comparing the status quo to that of 1989. We’ve had a literal explosion of new media and communications services and tools come into being […]

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Here’s a thing that’s been disturbing me about Facebook and Social Networking services…

Tim Berners-Lee, as quoted by Jon Udell in a piece that greatly influenced me back in the day, called the web “a shared information space through which people and machines could communicate.” . The original piece in which Tim Berners-Lee said that is still up for all to read, titled

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Have you read ‘the dip’?

I’m in the process of writing a piece on Philly Future, about it’s future, titled, “Philly Future, is it in ‘the dip’ or in a cul-de-sac?”. If you’ve read Seth Godin’s “the dip” you would immediately get the reference. The thing is, every time I start to write it, I can’t help but feel demoralized. […]

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