Archive for October, 2005

Jimmy Wales: “Wikipedia and the Free Culture Revolution.”

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, talks about Wikipedia in the Free Culture Revolution.

Abstract: Wikipedia is one of the shining leaders of the free culture revolution taking place on the Internet. Wales will discuss how Wikipedia operates, what lessons can be learned for future projects, and what the future holds for free culture generally.

Here’s some coverage.

The Future of Wikis

Monday, October 17th, 2005

First panel today: The Future of Wikis.


  • Ward Cunningham
  • Jimbo Wales
  • Ross Mayfield
  • Sunir Shah, Moderator

Attendees can actively participate during this session on, what else, a wiki:

Interestingly, wiki-based mind mapping came up.

Off to San Diego

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

My route for today …

Listening to the City

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

Steven Clift highlights a case study of Listening to the City, a large-group deliberation project.

More e-democracy case studies on the DoWire wiki.

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

What exactly is Web 2.0? How does social software work? Next time someone asks me about these things I’ll use as an example: is a social event calendar, completely driven by people like you. Manage your events, share events with friends and family, and syndicate your calendar to your own site.

Very simple. Great value!

Going to WikiSym 2005

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

I’ll be going to San Diego, CA this weekend to attend WikiSym 2005 (October 16-18, 2005).


Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 just launched as Ning.

Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for people to build and run social applications. Social “apps” are web applications that enable anyone to match, transact, and communicate with other people.

More on their blog.

The Colors of Web2.0

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

via factoryjoe's photostream on Flickr

Onward, Germany!

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

It’s been 15 years since German reunification.

A lot has been accomplished since. A lot more work remains. But all in all, I believe there is good reason for Germans to look ahead with great optimism. Many good things are in place already. We just need to figure out how to connect the dots.

I chose to celebrate over a good dish of home-style Bratkartoffeln (fried potatoes, with diced bacon and onions), served with a light mixed green salad (red and green Romaine, red and green Oak Leaf, Lollo Rosso, baby spinach) along with sliced tomatoes and pickled cucumbers. Quite the treat! And, to top things off, a good bottle of Kirin Ichiban.


Sunday, October 2nd, 2005

From an American book on Spanish verbs:

“The infinitive is like a hand grenade before you pull the pin: no real action, but lots of potential.”