Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
Greg Wilkins, CTO of Webtide, the main developers of Jetty, discusses the ins and outs of so-called "long polling" or "server push" techniques and the technologies and projects that make them practical. Greg talks about the CometD project, websockets, and some of the problems these technologies solve. Just like AJAX before it, server push will open up new opportunities to create richer Web applications.
Tim O'Reilly describes the state of the internet operating system. As more services and data move from computers onto the internet, there are new opportunities to create value as well as new risks for lock-in. Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook: which has the right strategy?
Beginning with a short history of his understanding the Internet, Jon Udell of Microsoft, and host of the Conversations Network's Interviews with Innovators, discusses the history of the Internet as a whole. This history is also framed within the context of context, and how cyberspace is shaping the world.
Journalists tell stories. In this Where 2.0 presentation, Matthew Ericson talks about how the New York Time's team of designers, cartographers, and developers worked as journalists to create interactive maps and charts that told stories about the 2008 presidential election.
Publishing is the main topic at hand in this lecture by Arianna Huffington, with subjects running from her online news source, the Huffington Post, to the emergence of writing as the new form of entertainment. Snippets of personal history, stories and ideas are also featured in this presentation, surrounding her central topic of the importance of self-expression.
What are people doing, socially, on-line? How well can you really know someone on-line? If you see a critical comment, how do you take it? Is the author well-liked or respected by others? Christian Crumlish, curator of the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library, distills on-line social interaction into patterns. He discusses the interrelated concepts of individual, community, and activities and the constructs of identity, presence, personal history, reputation, and trust.
Twitter may be based in San Francisco, but it's used by folks in nearly every country in the world. In this university podcast, sponsored by the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, author Sarah Milstein shows you the ins and outs of how to use this real-time information network for your personal or business advantage. She offers tips on searching, posting, and making an impact on the world with your ideas.
In this interview from the 2009 Web 2.0 conference, Tim O'Reilly talks with Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium. Berners-Lee talks about his expectations for the Web when he created it, his thoughts on how it has changed with growth and his concerns for its future.
It wasn't long ago that people looked askance at blogs and Facebook, wondering: What's the point? Now such social media tools are being used in nonprofit management and beyond to help social causes. In this brief audio interview, nonprofit consultant Beth Kanter talks about how such tools can be used effectively to create social change.
According to Tim O'Reilly, of O'Reilly Media, the Internet is full of information and is capable of using that information to make connections and trends. The real question, as Tim points out, is whether this information will be open sourced, or owned by companies such as Google and Microsoft.