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Four short links: 10 November 2011 - Access Over Ownership, Retro Programming, Replaying Writing, and Wearable Sensors

By Nat Torkington
November 10, 2011

Steve Case and His Companies (The Atlantic) -- Maybe you see three random ideas. Case and his team saw three bets that paid off thanks to a new Web economy that promotes power in numbers and access over ownership. "Access over ownership" is a phrase that resonated. (via Walt Mossberg) Back to the Future -- teaching kids to program...

What to watch for in mobile web apps - How WebGL, device APIs, and ample experimentation will shape the future of mobile web apps.

What to watch for in mobile web apps - How WebGL, device APIs, and ample experimentation will shape the future of mobile web apps.
By Jenn Webb
October 25, 2011

Sencha's James Pearce discusses the most promising mobile web app technologies and explains why device APIs could make the web a lot more interesting.

There are bigger issues surrounding the .gov review - The efforts behind .gov reform go beyond domain management.

There are bigger issues surrounding the .gov review - The efforts behind .gov reform go beyond domain management.
By Alex Howard
July 14, 2011

The U.S. federal government's web reform effort isn't just about reducing the number of websites and saving associated design or maintenance costs. It's about improving citizens' access to information and services.

Four short links: 4 May 2011 - WYSIWYG HTML5 UIs, Hacker News, Real Time, and Web 2.0

By Nat Torkington
May 4, 2011

Maqetta -- open source (modified BSD) WYSIWYG HTML5 user interface editor from the Dojo project. (via Hacker News) Hacker News Analysis -- interesting to see relationship between number of posts, median score, and quality over time. Most interesting, though, was the relative popularity of different companies. (via Hacker News) Real Time All The Time (Emily Bell) -- Every news...

Hot Topics, Sharp Questions

By Sarah Milstein
February 28, 2011

Bring your eyeballs! Over on the Web 2.0 Expo blog, Kaitlin Pike is posting one compelling piece after another. Brady and I, co-chairs for Web 2.0 Expo, did the easy part: we lined up speakers for the March show in SF. Now Kaitlin, community manager for Web 2.0 Expo, is doing the hard part: conducting and writing up useful interviews....

What lies ahead: Gov 2.0 - Tim O'Reilly on open government's next phase and similarities to Web 1.0.

By Mac Slocum
December 31, 2010

Tim O'Reilly recently offered his thoughts and predictions for a number of areas we cover here on Radar. In this segment he discusses open government's shift from theory to practice.

Four short links: 17 December 2010 - Systems Programming, Peer Review, Web Mining, Facebook Design

By Nat Torkington
December 17, 2010

Down the ls(1) Rabbit Hole -- exactly how ls(1) does what it does, from logic to system calls to kernel. This is the kind of deep understanding of systems that lets great programmers cut great code. (via Hacker News) Towards a scientific concept of free will as a biological trait: spontaneous actions and decision-making in invertebrates (Royal Society) --...

Hiring trends among the major platform players - The battle for the Internet's points of control requires amassing talent.

By Ben Lorica
November 15, 2010

Consistent with the recent flurry of articles about hiring wars, many platform companies have increased their number of job postings. Winning the battle for the Internet's points of control requires amassing talent.

Getting closer to the Web 2.0 address book - The answer to a long-running problem lies in data, not an application.

By Terry Jones
October 28, 2010

Given that so much diverse and overlapping information about each of us is spread between applications, why are simple actions -- like automatically reacting to known friend requests -- still not possible? The answer, notes Terry Jones, lies not with a new application, but in a ball of data. (Part 2 of a 2-part series.)

Dancing out of time: Thoughts on asynchronous communication - Why asynchronous communication scales, and what we can do with that power.

By Terry Jones
October 26, 2010

Terry Jones examines the core differences between synchronous and asynchronous communication, and he looks at how technology has given asynchronous methods tremendous reach. (Part 1 of a 2-part series.)

Four short links: 7 October 2010 - Managing Mistakes, Paying for APIs, Gaming Gmail, and Classy Twitter Engineering

By Nat Torkington
October 7, 2010

How to Manage Employees When They Make Mistakes -- sound advice on how to deal with employees who failed to meet expectations. Yet again, good parenting can make you a good adult. It’s strange to me that in the technology sector we have such a reputation for yellers. Maybe it’s business in general and not just tech. [...] People...

10 Lessons for Gov 2.0 from Web 2.0 - How can the power of the web solve the world's most pressing problems?

10 Lessons for Gov 2.0 from Web 2.0 - How can the power of the web solve the world's most pressing problems?
By Alex Howard
October 6, 2010

Web 2.0 Expo New York highlighted a number of Web 2.0 principles and trends that also have relevance to the Gov 2.0 space. Here's a look at the connective tissue that binds these two worlds.

Four short links: 16 September 2010 - Javascript Terminal, Visual Query Explainer, New Google Courses, and Cloudtop Apps

By Nat Torkington
September 16, 2010

jsTerm -- ANSI-capable telnet terminal built in HTML5 with Javascript, Websocket, and Node.js. (via waxpancake on Twitter) MySQL EXPLAINer -- visualize the output of the MySQL EXPLAIN command. (via eonarts on Twitter) Google Code University -- updated with new classes, including C++ and Android app development. Cloudtop Applications (Anil Dash) -- Anil calling "trend" on multiplatform native apps with...

Points of Control: The Web 2.0 Summit Map - Internet companies are jockeying for positions that will benefit them for years to come.

Points of Control: The Web 2.0 Summit Map - Internet companies are jockeying for positions that will benefit them for years to come.
By Tim O'Reilly
August 31, 2010

In our planning for this year's Web 2.0 Summit, John Battelle and I have expanded on the metaphor of "the Great Game," as we explore the many ways Internet companies at all levels of the stack are looking for points of control that will give them competitive advantage in the years to come.

Web 2.0 Expo makes the move to Midtown

By Sarah Milstein
August 11, 2010

To better align the venue with our vision for Web 2.0 Expo New York and our attendees' needs, we're moving to the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in midtown. It's better suited to fostering the kinds of connections we care about and, excitingly, it lets us hold evening program onsite. Learn more about what we have planned.

"Knowledge is a mashup" - Dig into the Smithsonian Commons and you'll find Gov 2.0 in action.

By Vanessa Fox
August 10, 2010

This Smithsonian Commons project is a marriage of government resources and the web's capabilities. It combines offline and online information, makes experts available in any topic you could want, provides global collaboration, and gives everyone access to valuable knowledge. And since it's driven by iteration and immediate feedback, the Commons is bringing a Web 2.0 approach to the Gov 2.0 world.

Web 2.0 risks and rewards for federal agencies - Potential security and privacy issues balance gov. innovation and cost savings.

By Alex Howard
July 23, 2010

Testimony from government officials and a consumer watchdog before Congress highlighted how social media is affecting government, including the changing nature of official records in the digital age.

Four short links: 8 July 2010 - Book Law, Ubiquitous Touchscreens, Asymmetric Reputation Warfare, Data Liberty

By Nat Torkington
July 8, 2010

Copyright and Other Legal Issues Posed by the Google Book Search Settlement (Pam Samuelson) -- slides from a talk that comprehensively runs through the questions posted by GBS settlement. Staying in GBSS means authors give up possible claim to 100% rights in e-books, which they might o/w have under Random House v. Rosetta. Lots of angles I hadn't thought...


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