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Social web services like Flickr and del.icio.us provide new ways to work and share data with others. However, they also mean that your data is spread around dozens of services, companies and ...

Social web services like Flickr and del.icio.us provide new ways to work and share data with others. However, they also mean that your data is spread around dozens of services, companies and servers.



Midgard can be set up to act as your personal information hub, synchronizing your content with the various Web 2.0 services and displaying them in your own style as a mashup. This means your content can also be secure in a server you control.

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  • 1. Manage your personal information space with Midgard
  • 2. Henri Bergius [email_address] http://bergie.iki.fi
  • 3. Finnish Midgard solution provider www.nemein.com
  • 4. Midgard is different
  • 5. Joint venture between several companies CMS Watch: “ Hanseatic league of open source content management ”
  • 6. “ Lego brick model” Connect standard MidCOM components together to build your site, then customize layout and configuration
  • 7. More than just PHP
    • Full DB abstraction
    • GLib
    • Replication
    • Indexing
    • Multilang
  • 8. Why social web?
  • 9. Sharing is natural Image: Wikipedia
  • 10. Information = Survival
  • 11. No time for stories
  • 12. Stories = Information
  • 13. Storytelling for modern world
  • 14. Social web = Stories
  • 15. Mobile tools
  • 16. Not everything is sunny in Web 2.0 world
  • 17. Losing control of your data
  • 18. Isolated data silos
  • 19. Opening silos: FaceBook platform
  • 20. Opening silos: APIs and you
  • 21. Personal hub: Jaiku
  • 22. Personal hub: Wordpress
  • 23. Better way: Treat content from social services as equal to local content
  • 24. Integration technologies RSS JSON Microformats Flickr API del.icio.us API XML-RPC MagpieRSS PhotoCasts GeoRSS json_decode() del.icio.us digg hKit hCard + XFN hCalendar phpFlickr Services_Delicious PEAR XML-RPC
  • 25. Importing blog entries
  • 26. Importing photos
  • 27. Importing location
  • 28. Personal hub: Midgard
  • 29. Personal hub: Presence
  • 30. Personal hub: Photos
  • 31. Personal hub: Location
  • 32. Personal hub: Microsummary
  • 33. Personal hub: Microformats
  • 34. Wrapping up
  • 35. Social web = Stories
  • 36. Stories = Information
  • 37. Information = Survival
  • 38. Head out and explore
  • 39. Escape the silos Treat content from social services as equal to local content
  • 40. Provide data feeds
  • 41. www.microformats.org www.midgard-project.org bergie.iki.fi Photos by myself, Tuomas Kuosmanen, Toni Eliasz and Fredrik Koivusalo