Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
Tim O'Reilly is known and respected in the technology community as a successful prognosticator of future trends. In 2004 he began referring to a variety of converging Internet trends as Web 2.0. While the phrase quickly became a lightening rod for attention and criticism, many believe that it accurately reflects a new wave of Internet innovation. In this presentation from the 2007 O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference, O'Reilly turns his attention to how Web 2.0 trends are creating new challenges for the publishing industry.
Raymond Yee is a lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Information and the author of "Pro Web 2.0 Mashups: Remixing Data and Web Services." On this edition of Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell asks Yee about teaching students how to work with existing data sources, and on ways to expand the supply of available sources.
Deepak Singh is one of a new breed of life scientists who are bringing Web 2.0 methods to the practice of science. He co-founded BioScreencast.com, a site where scientists share screencasts that illustrate how they use bioinformatics software tools.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Journalist Wagner Au, who embedded himself in the virtual 3D online world, Second Life, and talks about its incredible growth.
Developers are increasingly using Amazon, not only as a source of technical books, but also as a web services platform to build robust and scalable infrastructure. Amazon CTO, Werner Vogels, reveals how to make the most of the popular S3 service and uncovers some of the features underpinning the new EC2 (Elastic Computing Cloud) service. As a bonus for Conversations Network listeners, there's even a cameo appearance from our own Doug Kaye, who explains how Gigavox Media is exploiting the web services functionality Vogel describes.
KC Claffy, the Principal Investigator and founder of Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), draws attention to a critical problem of the Internet. Maintenance of the robustness and stability of this critical communications infrastructure requires analysis of its performance metrics. The challenge - the empirical data required for such analysis is not accessible to researchers because of issues of Economics, Ownership and Trust (EOT).
In his long career as a technology journalist, Larry Magid has written on many contemporary issues. He is also an expert on child online safety, particularly as it relates to social networking. He joins Phil and Scott to discuss his activities in making the internet less harmful for young people. He also talks about such current topics as net neutrality, solid state drives, and the potential of imap as a way to better control email.
Phil Libin was the CEO of CoreStreet when he appeared as the first guest on Interviews with Innovators. Now he's back as CEO of EverNote, a company that aims to build the memex, or personal outboard memory, that Vannevar Bush famously imagined in his 1945 article "As We May Think."
Over the last year or two, the Geoweb has graduated from something that was off the side, to being at the centre of attention. In this presentation, John Hanke, Director, Google Earth & Google Maps, and Bernhard Seefeld, Geo Software Engineer at Google, open the lid on some of Google's new products in the Geo space, and advocate the need for open standards.
Social networking is not just limited to making and maintaining personal and business relations. On this edition of Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell speaks with Tim Spalding, the founder and lead developer of LibraryThing, a popular service for cataloging, discovering, recommending, and discussing books, and people who love books.