Weekly digest of week 37 2009

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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 […]

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
    experience.
  • 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
    Engine.
  • Ubidesk
    – 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
    effect.
  • 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.

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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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