Friday, July 13, 2007

I Want a Black Belt in Web 2.0

I'm a whiny baby! Surfing the web 2.0 is a lot like my real surfing experience. Getting dumped, board rash and sunburn. High expectations and very little actual forward movement in graceful fashion.

Suddenly, I need to coordinate (and have accounts in) Facebook, Google, Technorati, Flickr, WordPress, Linkedin, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Digg,, Picasa, Shelfari, ClipMarks, NING, Meetup, Vimeo, DailyMotion, You Tube, My Space and whatever happened to Wayne's Whatever?

There are more! I keep signing up for things and losing the details. Although, i'm looking forward to tracking down and burying all my old websites!

But for now, I'm still getting very confused and I'm annoying all my friends with redundant multiplicities. Except that most of my REAL FRIENDS are luddites with personal policies against wasting time in virtual realities who will never ever read anything i say! or even look at the pictures :(

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Tim Berners Lee on the Semantic Web

This is the real deal!

Go check out Tim Berners Lee on the future of the internet, or anything else, excepting net neutrality, on which he is rather confusing. It's a mixed up kind of world after all and we haven't even added feminism and patriarchy to the geek mix.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Facebook Cubed - fb3

Second life was a waste of space. Facebook is the real virtual reality. People are complicated, yet life is trivial. Linearity is overated.

Think of a 3 dimensional swirl of icons. Avatars should be collections of icons or command objects or "apicons".

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Body Dysmorphia and Web 2.0

i hope there's time to 'flesh this idea out' before it evaporates!

i think that there is a massive increase in body image and eating disorder issues world wide and this connects to the globalisation of mass media PLUS the increase in wealth (side issue - more of the world's poor are fat than skinny these days... although skinny is still starving to death) .

having just explored facebook i am feeling more optimistic about our ability as a society to restore the body image balance. the surge in facebook and web 2.0 social networking allows us the freedom to create connections unrestricted by our physical presence and whatever body image issues (dysmorphia) we have can become secondary... or can be explored.

perhaps this is the real avatar assault!