Open and Social Week

My previous post looks like a rant. I think the events of Tuesday allowed a long running issue I had with Government (mostly web) security to spill out. The post was quickly written. I’m usually not as apparently irate, I’m quite sociable actually ;) – is it conspicuous that I offer no corroboration for that?

This week I’ve found myself reading Read/WriteWeb more and more. If you’ve not seen it, they produce thought provoking articles on all sorts including some that analyse the past and offer an academic look at the possible future of the web. In the last few days I’ve been contemplating their posts on “Visualizing Social Software Best Practices: Three Approaches” and “Social Graph & Beyond: Tim Berners-Lee’s Graph is The Next Level“. These posts led me to Tim Berners-Lee’s “Giant Global Graph” and Google’s ‘light-hearted’ “Social Design Best Practices“. I found these good for getting to grips with possibilities for the web’s future direction. What’s interesting is that it all seems to tie together the thought as Tim quotes:

It’s not the documents, it is the things they are about which are important

Anecdotally, blue flavor alluded to this last week after recapping on FOWD with the statement ‘content is still king.’. Well actually Tim abstracts this even further by stating it’s what the content is about that’s important, but both follow similar lines by stating the importance of ‘situation-appropriate’ web access (another quote from Tim’s post).

So after digesting all of that freely available info, who needs to go to conferences like @mediaAjax? We’ll actually I do and I was quite sociable at the after conference gathering, although I didn’t have the moola to attend the event.

Posted on Friday 23 November 2007.

Posted in @media, facebook, google, politics, security, social, usability | 2 comments »

2 Responses to “Open and Social Week”

  1. On that note – it was good to meet you and share a beer. If you are thinking about dabbling in a touch of Ajax, I can recommend staying away from the nitty gritty and taking a look at a library to do the hard work for you – in particular I would recommend jQuery.


  2. Thanks for that, I intend to look into it (I think, when I get time I may start by having a look through your blog archives, I get the impression there’s a lot there). Also it’s funny, I have seen your leftlogic logo before. It’s very good and has a very strong identity IMO. I like it. Should you decide to go social in London in the future (I’m thinking of pubStandards) we’ll probably meet up again, either that or hopefully I can make @media in May.

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