Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
How have communities on the Internet changed recently? Derek Powazek of Technorati asserts that, until recently, online communities resembled company towns where the voice of each participant was at the will of a single entity. Today, however, each participant has authority over their own node in a community, making the community as a whole more self-powered and independent. Powazek discusses the essence of the new community, as it is framed by current Web 2.0 trends.
Flock is a new browser designed with the modern web in mind. In this talk, Bart Decrem demonstrates a variety of cool features which the Flock team hopes will transform web browsing from the static consumption of documents to more active participation in a shared stream of integrated services, bookmarks, tags and blogs. This new paradigm of social web browsing is likely to appeal to early adopters looking to immerse themselves in the new, social life of the web.
In this short, sharp presentation from Where 2.0 2005, Google's Bret Taylor describes just how easy it is becoming to add maps to your website. He introduces the initial Google Maps API and asserts that it provides the map as a canvas for custom content. As the API is free to all web sites that are free to consumers, everyone can now have a Google map on their home page.
Ticia Gerber sits at the center of one of the world's important current debates: How do we keep people healthy without having it cost an arm and a leg? At eHealth Initiative and LIGHT, Gerber is working across three continents to bridge the public, private, and social sectors. She talks with Globeshakers host Tim Zak in an audio interview about the role of technology in the future of health care and what it means to create a dialogue between the developed and developing world.
Although blogs originally grew from the concept of the personal journal, Scoble and Israel believe that they can also be an important way for businesses to be represented to the public. Corporations can get their messages out the public quickly and receive immediate feedback. They can also be a source of employee innovation and satisfaction.
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.