Weekly digest of week 34 2009

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You probably know your hourly rate at work, but what about the rest of your time, the time spent not doing work: shopping, queueing, waiting on the phone, eating lunch, watching TV, drinking in the pub? Paul McCrudden decided his every minute was worth money, and set out to reclaim it from every company he […]

You probably know your hourly rate at work, but what about the rest
of your time, the time spent not doing work: shopping, queueing,
waiting on the phone, eating lunch, watching TV, drinking in the pub?
Paul McCrudden decided his every minute was worth money, and set out to reclaim it from every company he spent time with over a six-week period this summer. Google is accelerating the web (again) with pubsubhubbub and Samsung Opens Up Their Cross-Platform Widget Interface To Developers.

Social collaboration tools

  • 20+ more mind-blowing social media statistics
    The social media statistics I posted a few weeks ago seemed to strike a
    chord amongst the digital community, especially in highlighting just
    how big an issue this particular area of online currently is. So I’m
    happy to say that I’ve trawled around the internet to bring you some
    more snippets of useful data and awesome figures.
  • The Social Networking revolution is just getting started. There’s so much more to come.
    Social networks; by now even our parents are aware of them. In fact
    many of them even have their own profiles (my mom signed up to Facebook
    2 days ago). The billions of daily page views on these networks mostly
    go to viewing pictures, writing on walls and, as research has shown,
    dating. But what I’d like to focus on is what doesn’t happen on social
    networks. There has to be so much more then merely browsing photos and
    sending messages.

Web development

PubSubHubbub

General

  • Pirate Bay leads Swedish Viking charge on paid content
    Swedish piracy – digital piracy, that is – is challenging the very
    essence of traditional copyright law. And even legal Swedish
    enterprises – such as the popular new music sharing website Spotify –
    are threatening to rewrite all the laws of conventional media economics.
  • The iPhone is Not Easy to Use: A New Direction for User Experience Design
  • The State of Apps – Q2 2009
    As you’ve seen us do last time, every quarter we bundle what we know
    about software and web applications in a trend report called “The State
    of Apps”. We’ve just released the report for the second quarter of
    2009, and you can get it completely free here.
  • Samsung Opens Up Their Cross-Platform Widget Interface To Developers
  • Inside Out: Interaction Design for Augmented Reality
    Many people enter the inside-out world of augmented reality (AR) by
    doing something as ordinary as visiting a major city like New York and
    trying to get to a local friend’s favorite pizza shop, somewhere deep
    in Brooklyn, via public transportation. Standing in Times Square on a
    summer evening, they might hold up a new smart phone and pan it slowly
    around the Square to see a pointer to the nearest subway entrance
    overlaid on their phone’s video display of the buildings around them.
  • How much is your time worth?
    You probably know your hourly rate at work, but what about the rest of
    your time, the time spent not doing work: shopping, queueing, waiting
    on the phone, eating lunch, watching TV, drinking in the pub? Paul
    McCrudden decided his every minute was worth money, and set out to
    reclaim it from every company he spent time with over a six-week period
    this summer.
  • Google knows your past, present AND future
    The search engine has unveiled an upgrade of Google Insights for Search
    which advises brands how much money to set aside by predicting what
    people will search for and how often.

    Gazing into its crystal ball, Google found trends in over half of
    the most popular search terms are predictable year-on-year, and the
    resulting information will be valuable to brands looking to increase
    ROI in paid search. Google Trends and Google Insights for Search have
    been giving daily insight into what the world is searching for the last
    year but now Google’s graphs of search trends include future results.

  • 14 Reasons Why Enterprise 2.0 Projects Fail
    Creating and nurturing a community is not something at which traditional stakeholders in software projects are often skilled.
  • Why you shouldn’t be getting your ‘BI 2.0’ from your BI vendor
  • Google beefs up search appliance features, hooks into Salesforce

 

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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