Writerly web:
Writing as an open web interface
by @bact at Mozilla Drumbeat #NSC1
Open web should be a writerly web.
Encourage expressions & interactions.
  Writing privilege to readers (p2p).
Writerly web has many aspects.
“The author is dead.” Read/write web.
        User-generated. Remix.
Largest user-generated content:
          Text comments.
Easy. Cheap. Potentially generative.
To express links, media, formatting:
Everybody [btns] <mrkups/>-literate?
 Every devices <mrkups/>-friendly?
Writing is a very generative technology.
    Many of us know how to write.
 By looking how other people write.
Look @reply, RT, #hashtag.
Free text alone, can do semantics.
  [[wikilink]], CamelCase, *bold*.
Filtering: #hashtag in blog’s title ?
Auto-generated aggregated ‘planet.’
  Openly deal with info overload.
rel="tag" and Microformats might work.
 But that’s a little more complicated.
    (And not, say, texting-friendly.)
Annotation: Free tagging is cool.
 But no room in UI like one’s for SMS.
Tag feld?: Pixels, key presses, not inline.
Hyperlinks: I don’t know.
    Machine-aided? Convention?
URL as a word: compact and meaningful.
Embed media: oEmbed
Type vimeo.com/8033, got embedded.
        Machine-aided via API.
Styling: Inline formatting, Markdown.
 *bold* _underlined_ ==Head==
   :’( T-T ( っ・ ω ・ ) っ
Commands: “d username message.”
   Dream on: “This is me ++p :)”
 ‘++p’ will activate phone camera.
Human-to-machine ([[link]], oEmbed)
    Directive – less generative.
Pre-programmed. Human adapted to machine.
Human-to-human (#tag, RT)
  Communicative – more generative.
Collective convention. Machine adapted to human.
While man-machine texting is less generative,
it still lowering the cost to participate.
Accelerate a more generative web ...
Word suggestions, T9, etc.
Could aid directive texting as web interface.
As they do with communicative texting.
No empirical evidence.
Cognitive science. Behavioural Science.
           Experimenting it.
I'm too spoiled with command line?
             [yes/no] $ _
  Ubiquity, Spotlight, Windows too.
Writing is transparent.
Have the source (Gtalk, Wiki, Wave.)
       More readily to copy.
I start writing HTML by copying code.
  I start writing wiki by copying code.
  I start retweeting by copying code.
Generation J: Journalism programs have
new media covered http://bit.ly/4t5f4s
    v:@paulbradshaw cc:@theniw
Proposing. Rejecting. Failing. Accepting.
Goes norm. Use less cognitive energy.
  And that’s even more generative.
Voice- & motion-based interfaces.
Diffcult to copy/reproduce/regenerate.
Keypad still the cheapest & most accessible.
Love to see people investigate
    further on writing UI :)
Campaign for Open Writerly Web.
Semantic URL, oEmbed, common
  wiki/markdown format, etc.
@bact Arthit Suriyawongkul
 Pedestrian-in-Residence
    opendream.co.th
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Writerly web: Writing as an open web interface
by @bact at Mozilla Drumbeat #NSC1

this presentation argue that writing is a very generative way of expression. and that could encourage more participation and creation from reader-turn-writer in the open web.

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Writerly Web: Writing as an Open Web Interface (Mozilla Drumbeat)

  1. 1. Writerly web: Writing as an open web interface by @bact at Mozilla Drumbeat #NSC1
  2. 2. Open web should be a writerly web. Encourage expressions & interactions. Writing privilege to readers (p2p).
  3. 3. Writerly web has many aspects. “The author is dead.” Read/write web. User-generated. Remix.
  4. 4. Largest user-generated content: Text comments. Easy. Cheap. Potentially generative.
  5. 5. To express links, media, formatting: Everybody [btns] <mrkups/>-literate? Every devices <mrkups/>-friendly?
  6. 6. Writing is a very generative technology. Many of us know how to write. By looking how other people write.
  7. 7. Look @reply, RT, #hashtag. Free text alone, can do semantics. [[wikilink]], CamelCase, *bold*.
  8. 8. Filtering: #hashtag in blog’s title ? Auto-generated aggregated ‘planet.’ Openly deal with info overload.
  9. 9. rel="tag" and Microformats might work. But that’s a little more complicated. (And not, say, texting-friendly.)
  10. 10. Annotation: Free tagging is cool. But no room in UI like one’s for SMS. Tag feld?: Pixels, key presses, not inline.
  11. 11. Hyperlinks: I don’t know. Machine-aided? Convention? URL as a word: compact and meaningful.
  12. 12. Embed media: oEmbed Type vimeo.com/8033, got embedded. Machine-aided via API.
  13. 13. Styling: Inline formatting, Markdown. *bold* _underlined_ ==Head== :’( T-T ( っ・ ω ・ ) っ
  14. 14. Commands: “d username message.” Dream on: “This is me ++p :)” ‘++p’ will activate phone camera.
  15. 15. Human-to-machine ([[link]], oEmbed) Directive – less generative. Pre-programmed. Human adapted to machine.
  16. 16. Human-to-human (#tag, RT) Communicative – more generative. Collective convention. Machine adapted to human.
  17. 17. While man-machine texting is less generative, it still lowering the cost to participate. Accelerate a more generative web as well.
  18. 18. Word suggestions, T9, etc. Could aid directive texting as web interface. As they do with communicative texting.
  19. 19. No empirical evidence. Cognitive science. Behavioural Science. Experimenting it.
  20. 20. I'm too spoiled with command line? [yes/no] $ _ Ubiquity, Spotlight, Windows too.
  21. 21. Writing is transparent. Have the source (Gtalk, Wiki, Wave.) More readily to copy.
  22. 22. I start writing HTML by copying code. I start writing wiki by copying code. I start retweeting by copying code.
  23. 23. Generation J: Journalism programs have new media covered http://bit.ly/4t5f4s v:@paulbradshaw cc:@theniw
  24. 24. Proposing. Rejecting. Failing. Accepting. Goes norm. Use less cognitive energy. And that’s even more generative.
  25. 25. Voice- & motion-based interfaces. Diffcult to copy/reproduce/regenerate. Keypad still the cheapest & most accessible.
  26. 26. Love to see people investigate further on writing UI :)
  27. 27. Campaign for Open Writerly Web. Semantic URL, oEmbed, common wiki/markdown format, etc.
  28. 28. @bact Arthit Suriyawongkul Pedestrian-in-Residence opendream.co.th

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