Archive for July, 2005


Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

A couple podcasting sites to get me started: (thanks, Dan)’s John Furrier just today has a great interview with Charlene Li from Forrester Research on Blogs and Podcasting Changing the Nature of How Companies Communicate. She has her own blog here.

Newsweek: Matt Cooper’s Source

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

Matt Cooper’s Source - What Karl Rove told Time magazine’s reporter. By Michael Isikoff, Newsweek.

Microformats etc.

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

Chris Pirillo and Kevin Marks talk about tags and microformats (mp3) at Where 2.0. Here are Kevin’s slides from the first Tag Tuesday meeting. Look forward to attending their second meeting July 26.

Real-time wiki editing

Saturday, July 9th, 2005

Over at JotSpot they seem to have come up with a nice feature: JotSpot Live. Says Abe Fettig:

JotSpot Live is a real-time wiki interface that allows multiple users to edit the same page at the same time.

Pretty cool for phone/IM conference note taking.

At Wikipedia here’s how they deal with two or more people editing the same page at the same time.

ID management via web services

Friday, July 8th, 2005

Make Way for ID Management as Web Service, by Clint Boulton.

London aftermath

Friday, July 8th, 2005

Dan Gillmore quotes Milverton Wallace: Guest Posting: The Muslim Community of London.

I talked to many of the young Muslim lads I’ve known since they were babies, and I talked to their parents. And guess what? The parents are shocked, the youngsters gleeful. Go figure. The leaders of the Muslim Council of Britain can issue as many statements of solidarity and sympathy as they like; the facts are that many of their children rejoiced after the carnage in New York and they rejoiced after the slaughter in London yesterday.

I’d be interested to find out what the polls say Muslims in France and Germany are thinking. According to Wikipedia, there are approximately 3.7 million Muslims (mostly of Turkish descent) living in Germany, roughly 4.5 percent of the population. In France, there are about 5-6 million Muslims, or 7-10 percent of the population. Britain itself has another 1.6 million Muslim, which equals about 2.7 percent of the population.

The elevator pitch (revisited)

Friday, July 8th, 2005

A few weeks ago, I came across this interesting use of podcasting: David Hornik’s The Podcast Elevator Pitch, referring to Fred Wilson’s The Elevator Pitch Podcast. Today, SiliconBeat picks up on an update where Fred Wilson mentions an actual pitch he received which he liked (and understandibly so): Listen to CozmoTV’s elevator pitch (mp3). Also worth reading: Ross Mayfield on why podcasting may be the new voicemail and the new napster and then some …


Thursday, July 7th, 2005

Andrew Sullivan has rounded up a good selection of reactions to the terrorist attacks in London today. Read The Bulldog Spirit, Terrorist bombs in London or Why Cricket Matters Today.

Wikipedia coverage of London terrorist blasts

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

Another astonishing example of the power of Wikipedia: 7 July 2005 London bombings. The first entry was posted at 9.18am this morning. Nine hours and close to 2,000 modifications later you have what must be the most comprehensive account of today’s events anywhere on the web.

IT project management: fail early, succeed sooner.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

No Crystal Ball For I.T., by Rob Austin, Harvard Business School.