ARCHIVE: August, 2005

Interface Remixers will Pay for Privilege of APIs

Jonathan Boutelle brings up an interesting point after attending the BayCHI Web2.0 panel the other day: the Web 2.0 companies heavily promoting their APIs (Technorati, Flickr, Google) are glad to have developers create interesting new interfaces out of them…unless you want to make money from that interface. This discussion is just the tip of the […]

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RSS as a Web 2.0 Platform

Moving the discussion along is Mark Sigal over at O’Reillynet: Envisioning RSS as a Web 2.0 platform.

Web 2.0 like MVC?

Bobby Wolff, part of the IBM blogging group, suggests that Web 2.0 is like the MVC architecture. Cool idea.

Open for Business: The Importance of Sharing Content

Most companies glom onto personal content like it’s 70% chocolate: they won’t even consider sharing it unless they get paid a lot of money. However, what they should do is start treating content like a Toblerone, sharing it all around. Some companies sell names and emails as mailing lists, but most don’t. Most companies hoard […]

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Dave Winer on OPML

“create tools for the people with the ideas and then get out of their way. That’s what OPML is about.”

The Web 2.o Naming Backlash

Lots of chatter around the term “Web 2.0” lately. Richard has a good summary here: Tone Down the Cheerleading. I wrote a quick bit last week: Web 2.0 as the Era of Interfaces. There are many others: The Politics of Web 2.0, Not 2.0? are just two. Thankfully, the issue is not that there is […]

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How to Know if a Post is Interesting (or Not)

Last week I published two posts that had very different results. One post was a pointer post to my buddy Jeff’s web site. I wrote it very quickly because there was not much to say other than to point to his site. Another post was about tagging called Technorati and Tagging: A Quick Comparison […]

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Style Your RSS Feed with CSS

Ben Hammersly, author of the O’Reilly title: Developing Feeds with RSS & Atom, has written a necessary and useful article about styling RSS feeds with CSS. It is necessary because many folks, when encountering a raw XML feed for the first time in a browser, have no idea that they’re supposed to simply copy the URL and paste it into their feed reader of choice. It is useful because Hammersly describes the process clearly.

Weekend Reading Recommendation: Paul Graham’s Latest Essay

Paul Graham, an essayist whose work I’ve admired for quite some time now, has written a brilliant piece: What Business Can Learn from Open Source. Don’t be put off by the title, the most interesting bits aren’t about business and they aren’t about open source, at least not directly. The best bits are about people becoming writers and doing what they love, and doing it better than people who get paid to do it.

Going “All Blog”

Steve Rubel over at Micropersuasion writes:

“a new way of communicating is beginning to resonate with audiences. As blogging and other forms of consumer generated media surge, people will begin to expect the same tone of voice from all the sources they ‘consume.'”

As a result, he thinks more and more companies will go “all blog”. I like that term, it fits nicely into the Web 2.0 ideals of open source data, open conversations, and human voices.

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