Heather Cleary & John Trendler VRA2010 ETVRA2010
Computer scientists at NIST developed this draft definition in collaboration with industry and government and we expect it to evolve over time as the cloud industry and cloud technology matures.
Cloud computing is not having servers in your closet that host a website, applications that don’t reside on your desktop.
You can access the cloud from a wide variety of web-enabled devices
Storage and applications may reside almost anywhere in the world
Pay as you go – similar to utilities, e.g. electricity to your home
Just a few of the many online storage/backup services
Cloud computing can be easily scaled up or down to meet demands
What is a social network? In terms of cloud computing, it is finding other people who share your likes and dislikes, careers, schools, etc. It uses asynchronous communication.
Get connected! There are several social network platforms out there, but today I’m going to talk about two networks that cater more for professionals.
For work, pages can be very powerful. They are generally used for proper organizations (and celebrities) and have to be administered by an official representative. The VRA even has a page on Facebook. Please become a fan today! If you don’t have money for a website, or do not have much control over your web pages, building a Facebook page for your library or collection is awesome. These pages can be made public and accessed by people without Facebook accounts. You can add and change information quickly, such as posting holiday hours. Also, you do not need to now any HTML or have any programming expertise.
Facebook is free – though with ads. When you sign on, you create a profile and add friends based on your email address book. Then you can search the directory for more friends, follow friends of friends (of friends), and lots more.
There are already several Facebook pages geared for VR folk, including a couple VRA chapters. Here is an example of the Photos tab
The Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale, California, does a lot of outreach with their Facebook page. I can check this page to find out quickly what’s happening at the Brand.
On Facebook, there is another powerful tool called Groups. Similar to Pages, groups are about specific topics and ideas, both serious and silly, political and personal. Here are a few groups that I belong to. These groups can be ephemeral. You can join a group or create your own.
The lines between pages and groups can be blurry. The set up is similar with tabs for Wall, Info, Discussions, and Photos. Here is a screenshot of a group that was created when the UCLA Regents proposed closing down the Arts Library. Although the discussion has died down a bit, I suspect that it will revive during the next round of budgeting.
LinkedIn is another social network, though this one is gear more towards maintaining professional connections. It is geared towards work and employment. It is also free and supported by ads.
You can make parts or all of your profile public. Again, you connect with people through email addresses, searching the directory, and going through friends of friends.
When you find someone to add to your network, you define your relationship. Once linked, people can recommend each other, communicate, send resumes, etc.
VRA has a presence on LinkedIn as well, though it is not that active.
Blog = web + log, or an online diary of sorts, so a micro-blog is a tiny online diary
There are countless microblogging platforms today
Adocu call itself a nanoblogging platform, status updates are limited to one word. http://adocu.com/johntrendler
Status updates keep your friends informed, and often use abbreviations
URL shorteners abbreviate long URL’s, most are free and easy to use
An example of an URL being shortened with Ow.ly
Microblogs can give valuable information, in artwhirled the blogger rates exhibitions using a 5 star system
Twitter shows users what topics are popular by the minute, day and week
Here are some of the popular (or trending) topics of 2009, broken down by category From: http://ow.ly/1mZtr
Hashtags make locating posts about certain topics easier
#VRA2010 hashtags as search results in Twitter
It’s hard to keep up on all of these networks, but there are tools (and apps) for that. Feed readers and other aggregators: FriendFeed, Ping.fm, and Google Buzz Publish once and push to other sites/networks/platforms: TweetDeck and TubeMogul.
Tweet Deck is a desktop application; it does not live in The Cloud. It allows you to manage multiple accounts on platforms, making it easy for you to publish across the services. It’s also helpful for viewing feeds from different accounts simultaneously.
You can connect several social network accounts through Ping,fm. Here is a partial screenshot of the list networks supported.
OpenID and Linked Accounts allow you to network among sites and services. Log into other sites using Google ID or Facebook account For instance, when I leave a comment on the io9 blog, I log in using my Facebook account. Although it makes it easier to log in to web sites, it will create links that you might regret later.
If you decide to join Unshelved Answers, you must log in with an OpenID.
Did you log into the VRA Conference schedule by clicking on the Connect with Facbook or Sign in with Twitter buttons? Then you have already used OpenID. For other sites, you may be taken to the OpenID website to register.
Customization and Individualization Advice - It's impossible to keep on top of all of the feeds Smart recommendations for searches If your friends like this, you might like that - Netflix, Amazon
Customization and Individualization Everything is modular -you make your own story out of the mass of data Special interfaces to help you keep on top of what matters to you! These pages include more than social network feeds, including RSS feeds, The amount of information is overwhelming. Don’t even try to read every single update or follow every URL. Like reading email, find strategies to help you cope with it.
Why care? – Because everyone has one. Mobile browsers and skins - faster load time, UI appropriate to size of screen As Amanda Rybin demonstrated on Wednesday, mobile interfaces for blogs are very helpful.
Mobile computing is no longer the domain of laptops and cell phones. Most portable entertainment devices released today include some form of Wifi and networking.
For games, many are silly, including iFart. It’s all about the content. I can demo some of these apps – and more – after the sessions.
The best place to get an app for your mobile device is ON the mobile device.
FourSquare is an augmented reality social network. It is also a game based on geography. Wherever you go, you can “check in” at various restaurants, stores, landmarks, and other places. Image from http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2009/07/29/gdgt-meet-superfan.html
You can see who else on FourSquare is in the area. You can leave “Tips” about the places you go.
It’s also a game. The more times you visit a place, the more points you earn. You can get badges and even become the “mayor” of a place.
Please Rob Me used to show when users were away from home…
Facebook privacy settings as of March 2010
Privacy can be customized so that your personal information can be seen by everybody, friends & networks, friends of friends, only friends, etc.
You can also choose to hide things from specific people
Cookies are bits of data stored on your computer, usually to enhance your browsing experience
I like chocolate chip cookies
Here’s a list of cookies from sites I’ve visited. You can choose to delete all cookies or delete specific cookies.
Twitter banned users from choosing certain passwords, for example 111111, 1234567, password, etc
Cloud Computing Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Technology Laboratory
Cloud Computing Created by John Trendler using Adobe Illustrator CS4 and a Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing On Demand, Self Service For example: Webmail
Cloud Computing Social Networks <ul><li>Generally hosted by cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>People come together on various platforms and form self-selected groups </li></ul><ul><li>Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul>
Cloud Computing Managing Feeds (X-Platform) Friend Feed – Automatically posts your activity from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & more Ping.fm – Manange multiple social networks TweetDeck – Manage multiple Twitter accounts, link to Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn TubeMogul – Post your video in one place and it will be distributed to Blip.tv, Break, YouTube & many more Google Buzz – Aggregates several feeds
Cloud Computing OpenID and Linked Accounts <ul><li>In the cloud, everything is connected </li></ul><ul><li>Log into multiple web sites, services and apps with one account: </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></ul><ul><li>AOL </li></ul>
Cloud Computing Recommendation Engines If your friends like this, you might like it too… Amazon, Netflix suggest items to buy or rent Facebook & LinkedIn suggest friends, pages and groups Tons of mobile apps suggest places to visit
Cloud Computing Personalization Remixing Everything is modular Create your own story out of the stream Personalized Portals iGoogle PageFlakes Advice for the the Overwhelmed Skim and skip through the glut of information Relax – it’s supposed to be fun
Cloud Computing Mobile Computing WPTouch blog theme for WordPress in action. http://www.bravenewcode.com/products/wptouch/
Cloud Computing The Future Is Now <ul><li>Network-ready mobile devices are ubiquitous: </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Phones and PDAs </li></ul><ul><li>iPhone </li></ul><ul><li>Blackberry </li></ul><ul><li>Palm Pre & Pixi </li></ul><ul><li>Android phones </li></ul><ul><li>Portable Media Devices </li></ul><ul><li>iPods </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 players </li></ul><ul><li>Sony Dash </li></ul><ul><li>E-Book Readers </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon Kindle </li></ul><ul><li>Sony Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Apple iPad </li></ul>
Cloud Computing Apps, Apps and More Apps Social Networking Facebook Twitter Brizzly Travel Tips Kayak Urban Spoon Productivity Spell Number Navigation Google Maps Services Wunder Augmented Reality Wikitude Shazam Foursquare Games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, games, and more games
Cloud Computing Major App Marketplaces Web Site OS Company Android Market Android OS Google App Catalog webOS Palm App Store iPhone OS Apple App World Blackberry OS Rhythm in Motion Ovi Store Symbian OS Nokia Windows Marketplace Windows Mobile Microsoft
Cloud Computing FourSquare Geographic Social Network Tips Recommendations Game
Cloud Computing Kevin Colvin Kevin Colvin, an intern at Anglo Irish Bank's North American arm sent his boss the following e-mail: “ I just want to let you know that I will not be able to come into work tomorrow. Something came up at home and I had to go to New York this morning for the next couple of days. I apologize for the delayed notice. Kind regards, Kevin” The next day a co-worker found the following photo freshly uploaded To Colvin’s Facebook account…
Cloud Computing His boss attached the photo to an e-mail response which he sent to the rest of the office “ Kevin, Thanks for letting us know – hope everything is ok in New York. (cool wand) Cheers, PCD”