This week again claims on why email is dead (or not dead yet), Sir Berners-Lee says the // in the URLs was a mistake and the complete history of Lemmings.
- Email is Dead? Oh Really?
The WSJ is making the call—email on its way out. Dying. Dead. It’s an
interesting conclusion, derived from the fact that both growth and
absolute numbers are on the side of social networking this year. But we
- Twitter has lift-off: now you can tweet from 20,000 feet
Even if you’re 20,000 feet above sea level there’s still no escaping
the presence of social media, with the launch of a Lufthansa tool that
automatically updates Twitter or Facebook with flight position updates.
GE, enterprise 2.0 since….1989
One of the most frequently mentioned enterprise 2.0 successful project
is General Electric’s Support Central. It’s true that their numbers are
really impressive even for those who usually criticize anything that’s
about 2.0. So, inevitably, people wonder how they did it.
- Facebook fatigue sets in as growth slows
Facebook’s growth slowed this summer, according to one report,
suggesting that despite reaching the 300 million members milestone in
September, the site’s growth may have hit a saturation point in some
markets for the time being.
- The Complete History of Lemmings
Lemmings started life as a simple animation back in August 1989 when
DMA Design had just moved into their first office (which only consited
of 2 small rooms), and were begining a new game called Walker (based on
the walker that was used in Blood Money).
- Study: Firms still invest in social media
Despite the recession, most companies are continuing to invest in
social media tools and online communities, according to a new survey by
Deloitte, Beeline Labs and the Society for New Communications Research.
- Twitter and Facebook aid small firms
Companies that have jumped on the Twitter and Facebook bandwagon are
reporting a surge in customers while others struggle. With minimal
marketing budgets available to many small businesses, social networking
sites offer a quick and, more importantly, free means of promoting
their wares to a global audience. In the face of stiff competition and
a global economic downturn, it is a route more and more companies are
- Web 3.0: The Building Block Web
Some talk about the “real-time web” being Web 3.0, or the 2010 Web, but
when you look at it “real-time” is just using the web as a platform,
making it real-time. The web still hasn’t really changed in essence to
something else beyond the web becoming “the platform”. The web needs
to shift to something else for that to happen. I think that shift is
happening in a form I call “the building block web”.
- The “//” in URLs was a Mistake, Says Sir Berners-Lee
Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, modest creator of the internet, has a
confession to make. When confronted with the question, “if you could go
back in time and change anything along the way to inventing the
internet, what would you change,” Sir Timothy hedged.
- Finland becomes the first country in the world to make broadband a legal right.
According to YLE.fi, starting next July, every person in Finland will
have the right to a one-megabit broadband connection, says the Ministry
of Transport and Communications.
- Why Desktop Touch Screens Don’t Really Work Well For Humans
- User interfaces for AR
- Comment Form Styling: Examples and Best Practices
- An introduction to HTML5
- From Social Tools to Social Business Design
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