Updated: 11/25/2005; 12:07:18 AM.

XML and software
XML, web and software in general, with notes on Radio Userland resources


daily link  Wednesday, January 05, 2005


Notes from ITP: Flickr-as-web-services edition: Clay Shirky reports on his students' latest obsession: pictures via Flickr.  10:57:35 PM  permalink  

Wysiwyg Wiki: Directory of efforts and hints for adding user-friendly editing to wikis.  PerSpective is one interesting implementation in .Net, released under GNU.  PurpleWiki caught my eye because of its support for fine-grained linking (like Englebart's Augment), although without wysiwyg.  10:56:21 PM  permalink  

ARSC Really Simple Chat - Manuel Kiessling's Homepage: "ARSC is an easy to install, simple to handle, cross-browser and cross-platform compatible, high-performance open source web chat system written in PHP, using MySQL. "  Has a nifty feature for use during meetings -- normal web interface for users, customized display for a projector.  10:20:38 PM  permalink  

Folksonomies - Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata: Well written examination of the use of free form tagging in public services like Flickr and Deli.cio.us.   The author sensibly suggests that authors of more formal classification systems might learn about their user behaviour and preferences by incorporating an add-on folksonomy and studying how it is used.  The author also asks how these systems might work in intranet or work environments. 

I have a further suggestion in this line: utilizing social network info.  I notice that folksonomies have two kinds of use: (1) referencing items that I made, which use only my tags, and (2) referencing items made by anyone.  It'd be great to have something in between:  reference the items that I or my nth degree-of-sepration friends have tagged.  [via the always-insightful Clay Shirky]

  10:10:06 PM  permalink  

Pew Internet & American Life Project has a new, short report on blogging: "By the end of 2004 blogs had established themselves as a key part of online culture. Two surveys by the Pew Internet & American Life Project in November established new contours for the blogosphere: 8 million American adults say they have created blogs; blog readership jumped 58% in 2004 and now stands at 27% of internet users; 5% of internet users say they use RSS aggregators or XML readers to get the news and other information delivered from blogs and content-rich Web sites as it is posted online; and 12% of internet users have posted comments or other material on blogs. Still, 62% of internet users do not know what a blog is. "  Also: 82% of blog creators are long-time internet users -- ie, have been online 6 years or more, and 70% have broadband at home.  The jump in blog readers in the last 18 months from 12% to 27% stands out.  9:50:32 PM  permalink  

 
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