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2 Conferences in 1 hour

  1. 1. 2 1 conferences in hour
  2. 2. The Conferences in question d.Construct 2007 ● BarCampBrighton ● The Wealth of Networks ● The Future of Webapps expo ●
  3. 3. The Wealth of Networks - Boston
  4. 4. Future of Webapps Expo - London
  5. 5. Common themes Social Network portability ● Social Graphing (data mining) ● Democratisation of Development ● Off-line and Mobile Applications ● The Roles of People and Machines ● The Culture of Education and Startups ●
  6. 6. Social Network Portability The Walled Garden which is Facebook ● Quechup invites ● End user licence agreement ● Practical Social Network Portability ●
  7. 7. The Walled Garden “you do know that Facebook is AOL 2.0, right?” ● If you want access to their big base of users, develop – something in their proprietary language for their people who live in their walled garden. http://www.kottke.org/07/06/facebook-is-the-new-aol ●
  8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonz/1319459116/ ●
  9. 9. Quechup Alas, unlike these legitimate sites, which I have never had this kind of ● concern with, Quechup essentially hijacked my e-mail contact list after I naively signed up after receiving an invitation from a friend, and then a couple of weeks later, unbeknownst to me solicited everyone claiming that I had requested that the invite be sent out. This is absolutely untrue. What perturbed me most about this incident is that they ended their spam ● with this clause: “You received this because Lorenzo! knows and agreed to invite you. You ● will only receive one invite from lorenzo. Quechup will not spam or sell your email address - privacy policy. © Quechup 2007.” - Lorenzo ●
  10. 10. Small pieces loosely joined “you should be able to use dopplr without logging in...” ●
  11. 11. Lightweight Network Portability http://www.flickr.com/photos/elea/209621649/
  12. 12. Lightweight Network Portability Hcard+XFN for Social Network Portability ● http://tantek.com/presentations/2007/10/social-network-portability/ – RSS/ATOM for Mandatory Data Portability ● http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/2007/03/mandatory_data_.html – Firefox Operator addon ● http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/4106/ –
  13. 13. Midweight Network Portability http://www.flickr.com/photos/dotben/301122138/
  14. 14. Midweight Network Portability FOAF for Social Network Portability ● http://captsolo.net/info/blog_a.php/2007/10/04/foaf_for_social_network_mig – APML for Attention Data Portability ● http://www.particls.com/blog/2007/09/data-portability-user-rights-and-best.h – Open ID for Single Sign-on ● http://www.wired.com/software/webservices/news/2007/08/open_soci – al_net O Auth for accessing Protected Data with Credentials ● http://oauth.net/about/ –
  15. 15. Heavyweight Network Portability
  16. 16. Heavyweight Network Portability Higgins ● http://eclipse.org/higgins – Cloud Tripper ● http://www.cloudtripper.org/index.php/Main_Page –
  17. 17. Social Graphing (data mining) Google ● Lifestreams ● Presence management ● Public Presence ● Intimacy ● Human Power Laws ●
  18. 18. Google are up to something Social Network Aggregator ● http://www.25hoursaday.com/weblog/2007/08/18/GoogleWorkingOnS – ocialNetworkAggregator.aspx People Aggregator ● http://www.peopleaggregator.net – Google bought Jaiku ● http://www.smartmobs.com/2007/10/09/google-jaiku/ – BarCampLondon3 at Google ● http://www.barcamp.org/BarCampLondon3 –
  19. 19. Jaiku
  20. 20. Plaxo Pulse
  21. 21. Plaxo Pulse Groups When you create a group, you declare it to be “private,” ● “moderated,” or “public.” “Public groups” are similar to what you might be familiar with on Facebook, where anyone can see the group and anyone can join
  22. 22. Facebook going public One of the great features of Facebook was privacy. You ● could be assured that what was in Facebook remained in Facebook. However, that illusion might be ending soon. Tonight, Facebook launches a “public listing search” ● which allows anyone to search for a specific person. The company says that the information being revealed through these listings is minimal and much less than the information available to someone logged into the Facebook network. - http://gigaom.com/2007/09/05/facebook-open-to-public-search/ ●
  23. 23. Social Norms You should own your social graph ● Privacy must be done right by placing control in your ● hands It is good to be able to find out what is already public ● about you on the Internet Everyone has many social graphs, and they shouldn't ● always be connected Open technologies are the best way to solve these ● problems http://www.sixapart.com/about/news/2007/09/were_opening_th.html –
  24. 24. Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web Ownership of their own personal information, including: ● their own profile data – – the list of people they are connected to – the activity stream of content they create; Control of whether and how such personal information is ● shared with others; and Freedom to grant persistent access to their personal ● information to trusted external sites http://opensocialweb.org/ –
  25. 25. Intimacy
  26. 26. Ambient Intimacy Facebook status, Twitter, Last.fm, Flickr, Dopplr - gives ● us a huge amount of info about people Continual Partial Friendship – Designing for Ambient Intimacy ● 1. Keep it lightweight – 2. stay out of the way – 3. open your API – 4. portable social networks – 5. use the periphery – 6. allow for time-shifting –
  27. 27. Power Law of Participation
  28. 28. More Power
  29. 29. We are still only Human
  30. 30. Not touched... Communities ● Groups of people ● Dunbar number ● Reputation ● Identification ●
  31. 31. Democratisation of Development Demystifying mashups and programming ● New tools ● Adobe Thermo – Microsoft Popfly – Yahoo Pipes – Intel Mashup maker – RSS Bus – Pronto –
  32. 32. Adobe Thermo
  33. 33. Off-line and Mobile applications Offline ● Adobe Air – – Google Gears – XUL/Web Runner Mobile ● Mobile application development – Gphone operating system – iphone hacking – Open phones – Virtual mobile operators –
  34. 34. Designing for Mobile
  35. 35. Everything you need for mobile coding Markup ● div, span, p, br, b, small, form, input, select, option, – textarea, table, tr, td, img, style, class Style ● color, background-color, border, margin, padding, – text-align, vertical-align, font-size Tools ● Modify Headers, User Agent Switcher, WML Browser, – XHTML Mobile Profile WURFL (http://wurfl.sourceforge.net) Mobile acid test (http://jwtmp.com/a) –
  36. 36. The World of the Mobile
  37. 37. The role of people What is a designer? ● What is a developer? ● What is a user experience developer? ●
  38. 38. The role of Information Technology “IT does not matter” - Nicholas Carr ● http://www.nicholasgcarr.com/articles/matter.html
  39. 39. Utility Computing
  40. 40. Amazon Web Services http://www.flickr.com/photos/x180/463416686/
  41. 41. The Culture of Education and Startups http://www.paulgraham.com/webstartups.html
  42. 42. The Culture of Education and Startups If the best hackers start their own companies after ● college instead of getting jobs, that will change what happens in college. Most of these changes will be for the better. I think the experience of college is warped in a bad way by the expectation that afterward you'll be judged by potential employers.
  43. 43. The Culture of Education and Startups One change will be in the meaning of quot;after college,quot; ● which will switch from when one graduates from college to when one leaves it. If you're starting your own company, why do you need a degree? We don't encourage people to start startups during college, but the best founders are certainly capable of it. Some of the most successful companies we've funded were started by undergrads.
  44. 44. The Culture of Education and Startups I grew up in a time where college degrees seemed really ● important, so I'm alarmed to be saying things like this, but there's nothing magical about a degree. There's nothing that magically changes after you take that last exam. The importance of degrees is due solely to the administrative needs of large organizations. These can certainly affect your life—it's hard to get into grad school, or to get a work visa in the US, without an undergraduate degree—but tests like this will matter less and less.
  45. 45. The Culture of Education and Startups As well as mattering less whether students get degrees, ● it will also start to matter less where they go to college. In a startup you're judged by users, and they don't care where you went to college. So in a world of startups, elite universities will play less of a role as gatekeepers. In the US it's a national scandal how easily children of rich parents game college admissions....
  46. 46. The Culture of Education and Startups The greatest value of universities is not the brand name ● or perhaps even the classes so much as the people you meet. If it becomes common to start a startup after college, students may start trying to maximize this. Instead of focusing on getting internships at companies they want to work for, they may start to focus on working with other students they want as cofounders.
  47. 47. The Culture of Education and Startups What students do in their classes will change too. ● Instead of trying to get good grades to impress future employers, students will try to learn things. We're talking about some pretty dramatic changes here.
  48. 48. Thank you http://www.flickr.com/photos/supernova17/1498565605/