Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
Author David Siegel discusses his book Pull: The Power of the Semantic Web to Transform Your Business, in which he reviews the concepts for a future version of the web. He defines the idea of the semantic web and how Pull is a model for it. Siegel reviews how businesses in the future can take advantage of the improvements in the use of data and why the improvements will assist in commercial success.
The Government is no longer a secluded center of power that rules the citizenry. Government agencies now try to actively connect with the public and interact with them. Allan Holmes, Executive Editor at Government Executive, talks about how some of the well-made government websites are not only successful at what they set out to do, but top the internet charts for traffic and user engagement.
Henri Asseily, CTO of Telnic discusses the company's work as the Registry Operator and Sponsoring Organization for .tel, a new sponsored Top Level Domain awarded on May 30th 2006 by ICANN. He reviews the background of .tel's establishment, the company's business model, and technical details of the TLD.
Thomas Petersen discusses his experience in designing for startups and established companies. In addition to discussing the problem with the ever increasing amount of data available on the Internet, he also reviews designing principles, listing steps of good practice.
Joel sits down with the Stack Exchange team, who are working on the hosted version of Stack Overflow.
Remote research is cost-effective and produces quick results--and sometimes useful insights that you would not learn from subjects in a controlled setting. Juliette Melton offers practical advice on remote research: How to set it up, useful resources and tools, and how to recruit subjects and put them at ease. This interactive BayCHI session will help you decide when to use remote research and what to expect when you do.
Joel and Jeff discuss the promise and peril of Email (both social and technical), Google Buzz, and the value of training material.
As the release of smart phones and tablet PCs fill technology reports Brian Roberts reminds us that cable TV is still a part of most people's lifestyle. Talking about the development of On Demand television and an impending application store for your TV, the idea of technological convergence between computer and TV seems ever closer. John Battelle challenges Roberts to answer questions on the future of cable in an online video world.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Mac developer Daniel Jalkut to discuss Mac development and the new iPad.
Do great ideas just pop into the heads of lucky geniuses? Getting ideas on a reliable basis is important in a business culture. Brainstorming, although 80 years in existence, is still not well understood. Gayle Curtis explains the rules of brainstorming, or structured ideation, and how proper brainstorming not only promotes ideas, but also promotes a culture of respect, acceptance of points-of-view, and an attitude that continues to foster better ideas.