David Weinberger is one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming Blogtalk conference on "Weblogs: Web-based publishing, communication and collaboration tools for professional and private use" (Vienna, May 23-24). Hurry up if you want to submit a paper - deadline's February 28th. What do you think?  links to this post 12:59:06 AM
We had another "happening", with three times as many participants. It was very interesting -thoughts flying everywhere. Joi got his paper to version 1.0, and you can read what Liz, Jon Lebkowsky, Ming, Ross, and Peter Kaminski thought of the event on this channel.
Ross on Microsoft's new Three Degrees product for ad-hoc community formation, a topic close to my heart:
Microsoft's first relationship product should be taken seriously. By initially targeting the younger IM set, they don't have to hold back on multi-modal features. Their proprietary FOAF functionality enables community building similar to that of Live Journal. It could also host a trust/reputation system. And as a platform for other applications and gateway for P2P file sharing it is comparable to Groove. That and it bypasses blogging. The question is if we want our kids growing up hooked on monopoly.
All good points. Don't miss the Newsweek article, which unfortunately misses the innovation / knowledge socialization implications of technology like this. It ends thus:
“This is something we did for ourselves,” says engineer Eugene Zarakhovsky, 24. [...] In any case, Tammy Savage’s project has won at least one crucial, though overaged, convert. “Bill Gates,” she says, “totally gets this now.”