Weekly digest of week 33 2009

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Facebook was very prominent in the news this week: first with the acquisition of Friendfeed and then with the possible introduction of a special Facebook browser (which already was predicted on Capgemini’s Technology blog). Google introduced this week a lot of social features and even Apple seems to take social networking seriously. Social collaboration tools […]

Facebook was very prominent in the news this week: first with the acquisition of Friendfeed and then with the possible introduction of a special Facebook browser (which already was predicted on Capgemini’s Technology blog). Google introduced this week a lot of social features and even Apple seems to take social networking seriously.

Social collaboration tools

Facefeed

  • FriendFeed should have been part of Facebook from Day One
    True confessions time: I created a FriendFeed account some time back
    but never really used it. I was already deeply entrenched in Facebook
    by then and was starting to see some value in Twitter – so I jumped
    into FriendFeed and created an acccount.
  • Revealed: why Facebook acquired FriendFeed
    Facebook has splashed out almost $50m (£30.3m) on FriendFeed, the start
    up that allows people to see what their friends are doing in real-time
    on social media sites including Digg and Twitter. Will McInnes,
    managing director of NixonMcInnes, examines the strategy behind the
    deal.
  • Oh, FriendFeed is now Facebook’s “official” R&D department!
  • Could WordPress Be the Natural Successor to Twitter, Friendfeed and Facebook?- The SiliconANGLE
    I say ‘quite possibly so’ – though it’ll be a long road to get there. I
    say we’re headed towards a Federated real-time web, and WordPress looks
    like it could be best positioned to take the helm of that
    ship.Friendfeed (and their acquisition by Facebook) has been the topic
    of conversation here at SiliconANGLE as well as much of the blogosphere
    yesterday and today. I don’t doubt that this will continue for a while.
    Louis Gray probably best captured the emotional aspect for most of us
    early adopters who were on the system chatting away with the immediate
    family of the founders when it was just us:

Rockmelt (The Facebook browser)

Social Google

Web development

  • JavaScript 2.0: A Sneak Preview
    As a developer and writer, part of my job is to stay informed of
    current trends in the web world, whether it be company mergers,
    online-shopping trends, or programming technologies. I’ll admit that
    it’s hard to keep up with everything that’s going on in the industry
    these days, but one tidbit of news is making the rounds that is raising
    a lot of eyebrows: the drafting of the JavaScript 2.0 proposal. The new
    JavaScript 2.0 / EMCAScript 4.0, isn’t due to be finalized until the
    end of the fall of 2009, but it’s already garnering lots of strong
    reactions – both good and bad. Today, we’ll be taking a look at some of
    the proposed specifications and you can decide for yourself whether
    they constitute improvements in the language or merely unnecessary
    standardization.
  • How to Use Operating System Styles in CSS
  • Will Microsoft Implement HTML5 in Internet Explorer?
  • PHP is the Future

Augmented reality

Mobile

Tools

General

 

Rick Mans is Information Architect and a social media evangelist within Capgemini. You can follow and connect with him via Twitter or Delicious

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