Saturday, 18 December 2010

Graph API Overview - Facebook Developers

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Graph API Overview - Facebook Developers:

"{
'name': 'Facebook Platform',
'type': 'page',
'website': 'http://developers.facebook.com',
'username': 'platform',
'founded': 'May 2007',
'company_overview': 'Facebook Platform enables anyone to build...',
'mission': 'To make the web more open and social.',
'products': 'Facebook Application Programming Interface (API)...',
'fan_count': 449921,
'id': 19292868552,
'category': 'Technology'
}"

Introducing Word Lens

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Augmented reality is the ability add data to real work experience via an mobile interface. Currently augmented reality is limited by the UI restrictions, with visual displays on mobile phones being too small and too unstable.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Web 3.0 Hype

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Cyberport's Chief Executive on Web 3.0 and Technology in Hong Kong - Hong Kong - WSJ:
"Paul Lim wrote:
This is all hype and no substance. We aren’t even sure what Web 2.0 is, much less Web 3.0"

Recently we have noticed a large number of articles, usually in business publications like WSJ and the Economist, expressing confusion and cynicism about the concept of Web 3.0.

This comment takes it to the point of raising doubts about the entire Web numbering scheme.

Though hype is always a danger in software, we are confident that the web can be seen as landing in three generations and that these are very well known, that the term has taken off because it is so extremely clearly web Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 are.

Web 2.0 is fairly simply term for social practices developed via a 2 way read-write Internet.

In the first version of the Web read was cheap but write was expensive and/or time consuming.

This was a period dominated by web publishing, we a few content sources producing items intended to be consumed by a mass market in line with traditional media market.

Web 2.0 emerged when more and more site provides the ability of users to create content as well as consume it. What makes a Web 2.0 site is that it grants unique accounts to users to produce content. That simple. So CNN, BBC, or other new sites are not Web 2.0 as Facebook, Blogger, Twitter and Flickr are.

The only reason Web 2.0 as a term may be losing value is the fact that almost all sites are learning to use Web 2.0 features, and a well designed site today will include links to Facebook, Twitter, and comments.

Web 3.0 is the next stage of evolution of the web made possible by mobile technology. Mobile technology will make location services more important, with people able to use the Internet to guide them to places.

So Web 1.0 was all about What and When. Web 2.0 added Who, and Web 3.0 will add Where.

Thus with Web 3.0 the Internet will provide data services strongly tied with locations. Everything will have a place and your smartphone and other mobile device will be aware of data around it.

Microsoft not here on Web 3.0

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I just did a search on Google for +Microsoft +"Web 3.0", I read some articles about a determined Microsoft buying up Semantic web firms about 3 years ago determined not to fall behind on Web 3.0, and then I read about Expressions Web 3.0 and the trail goes cold.

Though I am sure that Microsoft has a Web 3.0 R&D budget it has so much Web 2.0 and basic mobile ground to catch up on its hard to see it able to move solidly in to this space. Likely Microsoft presence in Web 3.0 will be mediated via Facebook, which I see more and more as Microsoft 2.0 and Microsoft 3.0.

In time I am sure Facebook and Microsoft will merge, but I am starting to think Microsoft will the purchased and not the buyer.

LinkedIn Finally Launches Its Android App

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LinkedIn Finally Launches Its Android App:

"LinkedIn has apps on iPhone and BlackBerry, but for years it has ignored the fast-growing Android platform. That finally changes today with the launch of the LinkedIn for Android Beta application.
"

Google Maps 5.0 for Android

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Google's not much in the Social Network space, coming in a distant second along with Microsoft and Yahoo to a generation of new Web 2.0 products, but Google does own the mapping data, and the mapping data is something that can't just be hacked together with PHP and JavaScript.

More and more Google is becoming the firm that own the mapping technology that Web 3.0 runs on . I have yet to even see a Web 3.0 product that uses Bing maps, and though we are impressed by the Bing maps feature sets Google wide adoption, ease of use, and ease of UI programming makes it the ideal Web 3.0 interface.

BBC News - Ordnance Survey: Weapons of mass instruction make money

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BBC News - Ordnance Survey: Weapons of mass instruction make money: "The OS measures the complexity of its job in what it calls 'units of change' and has a target of recording 96% of all major changes made in the country within six months.

But this one, says Mr Wareham, is the most complex in terms of the number and scale of new buildings, roads and other physical elements that are springing up at the Olympic site."

Two maps of Olympic site
The Olympics site at Stratford East London 2006 (left) and 2010 (right) - all changes must be mapped

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The Virtual Explorer: Second New York Apple Store, the rise of the virtual copy of our real world

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The Virtual Explorer: Second New York Apple Store, the rise of the virtual copy of our real world

JiWire Compass provides Web 3.0 advertising

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Clearly location based mobile advertising will soon become a key money maker for Web 3.0

The tweether meter

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Find out the density of geo-tweeting anywhere in the world with this easy to use tool.
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BBC News - Shane Warne and Liz Hurley: Why do couples flirt on Twitter?

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BBC News - Shane Warne and Liz Hurley: Why do couples flirt on Twitter?:

Australian cricketer Shane Warne (L) and British actress Liz Hurley () posing next to her husband Arun Nayar as they arrive at La Fenice Theatre in Venice on August 28, 2008
Former Aussie cricket star Shane Warne and model Elizabeth Hurley confirmed splits from their respective partners on Twitter

"Cricket star Shane Warne and model Elizabeth Hurley not only exchanged flirtatious messages on Twitter, but announced the end of their respective relationships on the microblogging site. So has tweeting become part of 21st Century courtship?

Celebrities may claim to cherish their privacy when it comes to romantic relationships - often going to great lengths to disguise dating or paper over cracks - but some undoubtedly love lapping up the limelight.

Who can forget Tom Cruise declaring his love for actress Katie Holmes while jumping up and down on Oprah's famed furniture, or Matt Damon announcing on the same show in 1998 that he and Minnie Driver were no longer together?

Now micro-blogging site Twitter - which boasts nearly 95 million tweets a day - seems to be providing an even bigger stage, with Liz Hurley and Shane Warne its latest players.

But instead of simply using it to give their fans a news flash about their romantic status, Hurley and Warne exchanged flirtatious tweets that could be read by anyone. What's more, Hurley had yet to announce the end of her marriage."

Dr. Rohit Khare – Networks and Computing Systems

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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Google launches next phase of voice-recognition project

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Google launches next phase of voice-recognition project:

Google's new improved mobile voice search.

"Google on Tuesday switched on a new program that will dramatically improve the accuracy of its speech recognition service, which allows people to use verbal commands to search the Internet, send an e-mail or post a Facebook update"

Monday, 13 December 2010

Web 3.0 summed up in a movie, with bears

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This video sums up web 3.0 transformation using bears. We have been in a world of offices and windows. Our computers had us looking through Windows at the world and working on Office products. Web 3.0 gives us a door and a street, it makes the web a part of the real world.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

From Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 to Web 3.0

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An overview of Social Network

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The New Myth of the Enterprise

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Traditionally people have thought that an Enterprise started with a secret. People imagined a lone genius or pair of geniuses creating something that could be patented and then making a fortune by keeping a secret.

Though patents play a key role in many companies road to profits, most firms never take them out. We see the starting point of a new Enterprise now the secret but the Conversation. We are starting Total Social Media with a discussion. Collaboration will be at the very heart of everything we do.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Welcome to the Web 3.0 Lab

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Total Social Media see the Internet moving to a mobile platform, growing to containing real world and real time data about people, places and things that make up our day to day life. Some people call this "the Internet of things" some "Web 3.0", but what every you call it we are going to see a lot of changes just around the corner. The Internet is going to become an ever present part of our lives.

The Web 3.0 Lab is looking for engaged professionals and scholars who will work with us to explore some of the key issues of this new world. They include:
  • Security and privacy in a geo-positioned data Internet world;
  • Future of the workplace beyond Windows and Offices;
  • Merging the real world in to the world of computer games;
  • Investigating computing and device platforms for the new age;
  • Interface and usability;
  • Semantic web and finbaility;
  • Building a sustainable future;
  • Democracy in an age of the Internet;
  • Virtual and Augmented reality.
But how this will evolve is up to us. Total Social Media is determined to build an engaged community who will seek to understand and influence the social changes facilitated by these new technical changes. That is why we are seeking skilled individuals in all walks of life to work with us and collaborate in understanding the future.

We are seeking to create a new kind of lab, one without walls or offices. A lab made up of hundreds of thinking individuals all over the world who want to gain a better understanding of how technology is changing and how in turn it is changing us.

We have a number of big projects we wish to carry out, projects looking at the creation of space based knowledge in the Internet and producing new interfaces that free uses from the traditional limitations of Windows and Offices, but we need collaborators to get there.

All we are asking of participants is their time and their points of views. We seek to have the lab grounded on blogs, wikis and social networks. We aim to create an extremely low cost, agile, global network with a low carbon footprint. This all may sound Utopian, but it is all possible here and now.

So put on your best "lab coat" and join us in our effort to understand and influence the future.

To learn more follow this blog, or go to our Web 3.0 Lab site.