Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr, tells us why she thinks that a climate of economic gloom such as the current one is the best time to start your own business, why simplifying a design and taking things away from it adds more power, and what her most recent New York based Web 2.0 venture, named Hunch, is all about.
How can nonprofits leverage social media technology such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and blogs to support philanthropy? In this audio lecture, nonprofit consultant Beth Kanter talks about how she has done just that, thereby raising thousands of dollars to help children in Cambodian orphanages get to school. Learn how to get people involved in your cause, donate, volunteer, and solicit friends -- all with a few keystrokes.
Clay Johnson, Director of Sunlight Labs, reviews several entries from the 'Apps for America II' development contest which make exclusive use of the Data.gov knowledgebase.
Dr. Moria Gunn visits with Mark Sherman, CEO of ZoomAtlas, and Wiki inventor, Ward Cunningham, to talk about the latest social networking trend, geo-social networking.
The term "Web 2.0" refers to the changes in the structure and composition of the Internet as it moves toward greater accessibility and participation. In this speech to the Web 2.0 conference, danah boyd, who has spent her professional career researching the Web's development, gives her analysis of where the Internet is headed and how to help it get there.
Joel and Jeff sit down with our new community coordinator, Robert Cartaino, to discuss the future of Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange 2.0.
Herbert Van de Sompel is a digital librarian who wonders why the web has no memory, and wants to do something about that. In this conversation he tells host Jon Udell about the Memento project, a proposed protocol that browsers can use to scroll through historical versions of web resources.
Listen to enough Baroque harpsichord music, and you'll decide you've heard enough! So says Elaine Wherry, and she applies that lesson to her web designs. Baroque composers used ornament and layering to overcome simple melodies and limited instruments like the harpsichord, but the effect can be grating. As musical technology progressed, composers created more refined works. Elaine draws a parallel with web design and suggests the history of classical music can be our guide toward more subtle designs.
Join Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer for Microsoft, as he talks about the future of IT in government. With continued advances in microprocessing and radio connectivity over the next five to ten years, IT will soon be capable of providing novel solutions to government problems. From energy conservation initiatives to expanding highspeed wireless in remote locations, Mundie discusses how governments can address the twin problems of accountability and improved outcomes.