This week a more concise version of the weekly digest: 10 links with
a description, and 5 quick links that are also nice to reads. Please
let me know what you think of this format.
The subjects for this week’s digest are: Lifelogging is “the next step”, Pigeons beat broadband, Facebook releases Tornado, the real-time web framework, as open source and even better: Facebook enhances your intelligence.
- Gravity – Collaborative Business Process Modelling within Google Wave (SAP)
Gravity is a prototype developed by SAP Research in Brisbane, Australia
and SAP NetWeaver Development providing real-time, cloud-based
collaborative business process modeling within Google Wave. Google Wave
is Google’s new real-time collaboration platform that combines features
of e-mail, social networking, wikis and instant messaging in one
integrated browser-based client. Google Wave offers rich developer APIs
to extend the core functionality with custom components. We have
embedded Gravity as a Google Wave “gadget” that can be added within the
Google Wave client. Leveraging the collaborative features of Google
Wave, all business process modeling activities get propagated in near
real-time to all other participants of the Wave. In addition,
participants of the Wave can use all other features provided by Google
and its developer community to enrich the collaborative modeling
- This Is Your Lifelog
Gordon Bell sees beyond the Twitterverse, when we’ll be documented in digital detail
- The technology behind Tornado, FriendFeed’s web server – Bret Taylor’s blog
Today, we are open sourcing the non-blocking web server and the tools
that power FriendFeed under the name Tornado Web Server. We are really
excited to open source this project as a part of Facebook’s open source
initiative, and we hope it will be useful to others building real-time
web services. Check out the announcement on the Facebook Developer
Blog. You can download Tornado at tornadoweb.org.
- Marketing Trends Report 2009: Where does Social Media Stand?
What are the marketing trends for 2010 and where does Social Media
Figure in the mix? A report by Equation Research indicates some
interesting trends that highlight that “Social Media” is certainly past
being a fad and becoming mainstream.
- Flex meets Google App Engine
I remember the first day I met flex, it was version 2 beta, the first
version built on eclipse after Adobe’s acquisition of Macromedia. Since
then Adobe did a very good job with Flex and they are far ahead of
their rivals in RIA area. Meanwhile Google hired most of the Java
experts we learn Java from and doing great with several Java projects
(such as Guice, GWT). Actually I was quite disappointed when they
released Google App Engine with only Python support. I am not against
python but of course i feel more comfortable on Java. At last, several
months ago, Google finally announced the Java support to Google App
– online collaboration workspace, Document collaboration, online
project management, Task management, Enterprise wiki, SSL
Ubidesk is an online collaboration space where you can run team
projects with document collaboration and task management. Ubidesk is
offered as a SaaS(Software as a Service), and you can use it through
your web browser anywhere anytime. Try Ubidesk and have your team enjoy
real time collaboration!
- Social Media Outsourcing Can Be Risky
Hosting a company’s content and services on 3rd-party social networking
sites involves both tactical risks (lower usability) and strategic
risks (less user loyalty).
- Tesco’s looking outside the building to predict customer needs
Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, has started using weather forecasts
to help determine what to stock in its stores across the UK.
- Facebook ‘enhances intelligence’ but Twitter ‘diminishes it’, claims psychologist
Spending time on the Facebook networking site could enhance a key
element of intelligence that is vital to success in life, a
psychologist has claimed, but using Twitter may have the opposite
- jQTouch — jQuery plugin for mobile web development
A jQuery plugin for mobile web development on the iPhone, Android, Palm Pre, and other forward-thinking devices.
- RSSCloud Vs. PubSubHubbub: Why The Fat Pings Win
- Salesforce Pushes Social CRM Technology –But Don’t Expect Companies To Be Successful With Tools Alone
- In South Africa, carrier pigeon faster than broadband
- Making Augmented Reality Browsers Even Better With Panoramic And Bird’s-Eye Zooming
- The Inevitable Move Of iTunes To The Cloud
If you think that 15 links are not enough, please let me know. In the mean time you can browser my Delicious bookmarks for more interesting links.
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