Pachube – The YouTube of Data

I am having trouble completely understanding Pachube; nonetheless it is a very powerful concept that allows people across the world to link their data devices. Pachube allows users to “store, share & discover realtime sensor, energy and environment data from objects, devices & buildings around the world”. They claim that it is like the YouTube of data, instead of watching videos, you are watching the data streams occurring all over the world.

The Power of Social Media: Overthrowing Governments

Many researchers are looking into the power that social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are having on organizing the overthrowing of governments such as Tunisia and potentially Egypt. An NPR story Social Media gets Credit For Tunisian Overthrow reports a young tech-saavy popoulation staging the world’s first “cyber-net revolution”.

tech c u l t u r e!

As convenience increases, is solitude on the increase as well?

Technology is shrinking our physical social interactions and turning them into passive communications and transactions via   netwroked technologies.

Checkout what Apple has on mind.

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/106433/20110128/apple-hints-nfc-chips-might-come-to-iphones-ipads.htm

Web 2.0 links

ABOUT WEB 2.0

where it was essentially defined in 2005
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html

the follow up discussion in 2009
http://www.web2summit.com/web2009/public/schedule/detail/10194

more general info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashup_%28web_application_hybrid%29
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=M2y&q=google+maps+mashup&btnG=Search

http://www.creativecommons.org/
SITES TO VISIT

folksonomic websites
http://del.icio.us/
http://www.flickr.com

browser modifications
http://greasemonkey.mozdev.org/

custom start pages
http://www.netvibes.com/
http://protopage.com/v2
http://www.start.com

online collabortive apps
http://www.writely.com

google
http://earth.google.com
http://mars.google.com
http://moon.google.com
http://maps.google.com
http://www.google.com/adsense/ (buggy, but embodies the spirit of
wwww2.0)

Media
http://www.youtube.com
http://www.napster.com
http://www.bittorrent.com
http://www.itunes.com
http://www.pandora.com

semantic web
http://esw.w3.org/topic/SweoIG/TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpenData

mashup archives
http://www.mashupawards.com/winners/
http://www.programmableweb.com/

mashup
http://www.wordsfinder.com/traffic.php
http://www.webmunism.com/
http://www.asciimaps.com/
http://www.thumbstacks.com
http://www.post282.com/p282/
http://www.zillow.com/
http://www.jumpclaimer.com/claim/Main
http://www.housingmaps.com/
http://www.hipoqih.com/home_pc_en.htm
http://www.incident.net/works/flussgeist/waiting/flash/index.html
http://explore.twitter.com/blocks#fragy
http://wiki.worldflicks.org/
http://www.steve.museum/static/index.html
http://www.socializr.com/
http://del.icio.us/tag/
http://www.placespotting.com/
http://www.wefeelfine.org/
http://www.gothamist.com/labs/map
http://richard.jones.name/google-hacks/google-cartography/google-cartography.ht

City 2.0

During this semester we have seen several drawings by Cedric Price. This picture by eBoy is completely different but I would like to bring back some graphic design… The intention is to represent a physical translation of the Web 2.0, a place full of gadgets, widgets, memes, hot spots, AdWords, rankings, tags, links…

You can see similar works in: http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/

Facebook visited more than Google

Saw this article on CNN about how for the first time since September 15, 2007 Google was not the most visited site in the US.  Facebook took that title showing the strength of web2.0 though Google had taken the title from MySpace so it will be interesting to see what happens next.  Will Google take back and maintain its spot? Will Facebook be replaced just like MySpace was?

http://money.cnn.com/2010/03/16/technology/facebook_most_visited/index.htm?hpt=T2