Every Sunday I scan, collect and organize all my links I ran into the previous week and I send them out to our community of practice in Capgemini that is about SaaS, social collaboration tools, mash up applications and Rich Internet Applications. Since these links are public links there is no reason to not publish them here on our technology blog, especially since publishing them here will give more people the opportunity to read all the information.
Social collaboration tools
- Online Communities are not created equal: A rant from the trenches
- On Twitter, Most People Are Sheep: 80 Percent Of Accounts Have Fewer Than 10 Followers
- World Map of Social Networks | Vincos Blog
A map of the world, showing the most popular social networks by
country, according to Alexa & Google Trends for Websites traffic
data (June 2009).
- Using Twitter to Connect with Audiences
- Twitter is Not a Conversational Platform
- 33 Website Success Metrics Instead of Rankings, Google PageRank and Traffic
How to measure website success when rankings, Google PageRank and sheer
traffic have gone the way of “hits”: All these older metrics become
more and more meaningless in the current web environment.
- 7 Kinds Of Conversations That Always Stimulate Activity
- Everybody’s talking: the Social track at Google I/O
- The 10 Commandments of Social Media
“What do I need to do engage my company, my products, and myself in
social media?” The answer is easy: participate. Get out there and get
involved. If you aren’t in the game, you can’t win. Here’s your Ten
Commandments or things you need to be doing to get in and win with
- Microsoft CRM seamless integration with Twitter
- Reconciling social computing with the enterprise
- HP test mobile social network
An intelligent, mobile-phone-based social network is being tested by researchers at Hewlett Packard.
- Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0
Rich Internet Applications
- Google Web Toolkit at Google I/O
- Adobe Flash Builder 4: Data-centric Features for PHP
- Functional Testing for RIAs on the iPhone
- “Not Safe For Work” tag in HTML 5
- Google Open Source Blog: Introducing Android Scripting Environment
The Android Scripting Environment (ASE) brings scripting languages to
Android by allowing you to edit and execute scripts and interactive
interpreters directly on the Android device.
- Adaptive CSS-Layouts: New Era In Fluid Layouts?
- Multifriend Selection Component
- Fastest Firefox, Part 2: More Speediness
- Why Blocking Ad Blockers Will Fail
- Gmail for Mobile HTML5 Series: Suggestions for Better Performance
- Store information on the client side with DOM Storage/Web Storage – plenty of improvements available
- Web development timeline
- HTML5 Storage tests
- IE8 Smart Address bar: What’s new
- What’s New and Cool in Flex 4?
- Channel 4 to Make its Entire Catalogue of TV Programs Available Online for Free
- Microsoft gives us the no-usage-limits Bing API
- Google I/O: Session videos on building apps using the AJAX and Data APIs
- Watercoolr – Gossip for web applications
pubsub via webhooks, or “twitter” for your applications
- Translating the world’s information with Google Translator Toolkit
- Testing Google Wave: This Thing is Tidal
Everyone’s been talking about it: Google Wave. Google’s super
communication tool has been a top trend on Twitter, a focus of media
speculation, and was even able to knock Microsoft’s Bing from the top
of the news cycle. But almost all the hype has been based on the demos
– almost nobody’s actually got to try out Google Wave.
- Microsoft Microphone: Market Research Via Facebook Apps
- How SaaS Changes the Vendor-Customer Relationship
One of the lingering myths regarding Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
solutions is that they simply change the way software is packaged and
delivered to make it easier for customers to purchase and deploy them.
While these attributes are absolutely true, they are only the most
obvious advantages of acquiring SaaS solutions rather than legacy,
- Google Wave Is Wikis 25 Years Later, Not Email
Wave picks up the original idea from old-time Smalltalker Ward
Cunningham and moves it 25 years into the present. Wave is what Ozzie’s
Groove always wanted to be, but Ozzie missed the Internet, so it found
a good home with Microsoft. Wave is the Facebook for more closed
groups, but also the MySpace for all the social stuff you want to share
with your friends, but may be not with the world.
- UK Government Moves to Put Data on the Web
- Summary of all new GMail features in Google Labs
- FineTuna: A Handy Collaboration Tool For Designers
- 21 iPhone Apps For Business
- What Can You Do With A Web In Your Pocket?
- Is innovation fair?
- Case Study: Publishing STW Thesaurus for Economics as Linked Open Data
The ZBW German National Library of Economics—Leibniz Information Centre
for Economics is the world’s largest economics library. It holds more
than four million media items such as books, articles, journals, grey
literature and databases. ZBW supports its users with fine-grained
thematic access to these information resources. For this purpose the
STW Thesaurus for Economics has been developed and applied since the
1990s. It provides a high-level taxonomy of subject categories,
thousands of keywords (“descriptors”) and tens of thousands of both
synonyms and links between the thesaurus concepts. The media items are
indexed with descriptors from this thesaurus. They can be retrieved by
these descriptors through the library catalog ECONIS.
- Book – Collaboration in the Cloud (PDF)
- The Worst Business Model in the World (And What You Can Learn From It)
- Security Research & Defense : Understanding DEP as a mitigation technology part 1
- Google Apps is now an Exchange-replacement; Users can even keep Outlook
- Squarespace: Could It Make Web Designers Redundant?
- Project Natal: Time to throw out your game-controllers
During the E3 2009 expo, which was held from the 2nd to the 5th of
June, Microsoft presented Project Natal. The project brings
human-computer interaction without an electronic input device to the
masses. By capturing your full body movement and your voice (and being
able of doing this for several people at the same time) it brings
gameplay to an entirely new level.
- Why the Smart Grid Won’t Have the Innovations of the Internet Any Time Soon
- Indexing the Web—It’s Not Just Google’s Business
- 16 PHP Frameworks To Consider For Your Next Project
- Usefull MySQL articles and tutorials to improve your skills!
- How The Different Mobile Data Syncing Services Stack Up
- Play Your Cards Right: Run Your First Card Sort
- Impossible to uninstall Safari 4 in Mac OS X – Apple pretty much follows suit with Microsoft
- The First Few Milliseconds of an HTTPS Connection
- On ambient visualization
I want visualization to be less a part of a specific application that I
go to and to be more of a natural extension to the computer itself,
available from everywhere. I want visualization to an ambient