Clay and Matt
Clay Shirky responds to Louis Rosenberg's piece on taxonomies vs. folksonomies. Lou argues that folksonomies aren't as searchable and may not scale, but, he writes, treating both "as major parts of a single metadata ecology might expose a useful symbiosis." Clay responds that economics weighs heavily on the side of folksonomies, since taxonomies and controlled vocabularies are so expensive to build and maintain. And Clay points to what I think is the most important point: We are just at the beginning of inventing folksonomies. Del.icio.us, for example, doesn't yet show us how ot From Joho the Blog
on January 8, 2005 at 8:48 p.m..
More Women in Podcasting
Back on Dec. 22, 2004, I started a list of podcasts that are hosted or co-hosted by women. I've been updating that list each time I discover a new woman-created podcast. So far, I've found 25 woman-created podcasts -- including my own. Check out the list, and also learn how you can subscribe to the feeds for all of these shows at once... From Contentious Weblog
on January 8, 2005 at 6:54 p.m..
As I think I've mentioned before, I'm not much int ...
As I think I've mentioned before, I'm not much into New Year's resolutions, but I am in to Quarterly Resolutions. OSU is still on a 10-week quarter system, and I figure that if I can hold to something for at least 10 weeks, I'm ahead of the pack. Then I can choose to renew that resolution, if needed.So, in honor of the new year and my new graduate position, I'm posting my Winter Quarter Resolutions...Eat more all-veggie meals. I'm not a vegetarian, I have no plans to become a full vegetarian, but it seems silly not to use thos From blog.IT
on January 8, 2005 at 5:59 p.m..
Attention as a Social Fact (Ross Mayfield)
In the context of the Wikipedia debate, Clay asserted that trust and authority are social facts. What is worth your attention is increasingly a social fact as well. Part of the debate is really just media literacy in an evolving... From Corante: Social Software
on January 8, 2005 at 5:50 p.m..
Never doubt the value of fiction
Frank Rich reminds us
: By common consent, 2004 was the year that Jon Stewart's fake news became more reliable for many viewers than real news. As 2005 begins, we must confront the prospect that a fictional TV action hero is more engaged with the war on terror than those in Washington who actually have his job. From homoLudens III
on January 8, 2005 at 5:46 p.m..
Mr. Mayo's Magazine Podcast
So a few months ago I noted
a new school magazine blog
in Viginia started by first-year teacher George Mayo. The kids have loved it. Well, guess what? Now there is a podcast
to go along with the magazine. And it is FANTASTIC! How cool is that? This is the kind of constructivist, shared learning experience that the Read/Write Web makes possible. George says that it's "amazing to be able to have a reletively high quality radiweblogged News
on January 8, 2005 at 4:46 p.m..
Has anybody of you ever heard or read the German term "Virtuelle Organisationsentwicklung". I use it for consulting and project roll-outs in the field of Social Software and Virtual Communities. It denotes the goal of a process. I consult etc. in order to help organizations to build up a virtual organization as a complimentary to onland processes and presences. I googled this one for the English speaking world Virtual Organizational Development 2004
sounds interesting. If you are aware of further usage of the term in German or English, please notif From thomas n. burg | randgänge
on January 8, 2005 at 4:45 p.m..
For Computer Games Let's Hear it for the Underdogs (And Another Long Tail?)
Here is a CDB "web good dog" nod to "Home of the Underdogs
" a site devoted to preserving "underrated" computer games many, but not all of the being "ambandonware
" or titles no longer available: Home of the Underdogs is a non-profit site dedicated to the preservation and promotion of underrated PC games (and a few non-PC games) of all ages: good games that deserve a second chance after dismal sales or critical reviews that we feel are unwarranted. By nature, our criteria for cho From cogdogblog
on January 8, 2005 at 1:48 p.m..
Bad 60s films are the worst bad films
I woke up last night and couldn't fall back to sleep, leading me to be able to declare with some authority that "Cult of the Damned" is the worst movie ever made. But this is an honor it shares we several other films, including "Head," starring the Monkees and written by Jack Nicholson. In fact, there's a cluster of bad films made in the 60s and embodying the 60s ethos. No surprise, for the properties of that epoch — a drug-assisted sense of humor that insisted that any random juxtaposition must be funny, an unshakable belief in one's own profundity,... From Joho the Blog
on January 8, 2005 at 12:45 p.m..
CES Celebrates Gadget Gluttony
The annual Consumer Electronics Show has grown into a monster that overwhelms even the most seasoned conventioneer. But if you lust for gadgets, it's the place to be. Michael Grebb reports from Las Vegas. From Wired News
on January 8, 2005 at 6:45 a.m..
We're Creative Commonists, Bill
When Bill Gates calls those in favor of copyright reform communists, the Microsoft chief's comments provoke a tongue-in-cheek embrace of the insult and some awesome logos for a growing movement. By Katie Dean. From Wired News
on January 8, 2005 at 6:45 a.m..
Paving the way for simpler document management
James Till has written an article on document management, focusing on the value of WebDAV. To quote: Although ECM applications are likely to continue to support processes such as financial records management or drug development protocols, organizations are also seeking... From Column Two
on January 8, 2005 at 2:45 a.m..
I'm no tsunami expert, but I think that some infographics designed to help readers understand how the Asia tsunami was formed are giving the wrong picture. Take this one
from India Today magazine. It shows a nuclear-size mushroom wave at the source (notice the ship on the wave). Experts
, however, say that the height of the wave at the source is almost imperceptible. Guess that's why we need special equ From elearningpost
on January 8, 2005 at 12:47 a.m..
Knowledge management and social bookmarking
Knowledge management guru Denham Gray http://denham.typepad.com/km/2005/01/social_bookmark.html">analyzes the social bookmarking service del.icio.us in terms of collaboration, network information storage, and ontologies. Bright insights!... From MANE IT Network
on January 7, 2005 at 11:56 p.m..