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Web2.0 and The Changing Role Of IAs


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    10 Filters for RSS feeds
    RSS feeds are great to collect whats going on with your favourite blogs, but a nightmare when you have to filter through 10s, 100s, 1000s of feeds. It is even more annoying when majority of those feeds just do not appeal to you. Here is a list of RSS filtering tools to water down those rss feeds, some these also allow keyword based searches to be sent to via email, IM or mobile phone:
    FeedRinse online service that will take your feeds and filter them for you based on keyword, tag, author, etc.
    FeedShake is a free service for customizing, filtering, converting and merging newsfeeds and podcasts. You can use keywords & tags to customize your feeds.
    ZapTXT lets you create custom keyword searches to track your favourite rss-enabled websites via email, IM or Mobile phone. / Asuna catalytic converter -
    BayesNews is a RSS news aggregator that uses Bayes’ theorem to classify texts.It includes a number of features that help you aggregate, filter RSS feeds and sends you instant notification as soon as any result matching your criteria appear.
    AideRSS is an intelligent assistant that saves time and keeps you on top of the latest news. We research every story and filter out the noise, allowing you to focus on what matters most.
    Using Dapper, any web page becomes a LEGO block, which you can arrange and manipulate in any way you like.
    Sneeu is a simple rss filtering solution that filters out immediate published rss feeds by requesting a url and keyword:
    OnePipe is a browser bookmarklet created to filter any feed by topic. It’s simple to use: install the bookmarklet, navigate to any website whose feed you’d like to filter and click the
    OnePipe button. illumio is a new way to stay informed and connected in a web world that is exploding with social networks, blogs, news, and other content. illumio frees you from manually tracking everything you care about on the Web: instead, illumio monitors the feeds you choose and groups you join and delivers to you only what’s important to you.
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Web2.0 and The Changing Role Of IAs

  1. Social Networks and the emerging IA strategic role of Idris Mootee March 2007 Part One of Two
  2. Social networks aren’t not the whole story… As they grow and transform into active, collaborative and connected communities…. a new system will emerge at a new level of scale.
  3. NEXT The new system of influence possesses qualities and capacities that were unknown to all of us.
  4. SHIFT The new system of influence is very powerful. They are the properties of the system, not any individual or groups. But once there, individuals posses them.
  5. DISRUPTION This is the a form of self-organization happening out there. No question that it will be disruptive in nature. The foundation has now been laid. New roles will emerge, networks will extend their boundaries.
  6. QUESTIONS What keeps a network alive and growing? What build authorities? What behavior interferes with the network?
  7. What is the role of the IA?
  8. IA is still about bringing order to chaos
  9. IA is still about structuring flow of information
  10. Interactions Information Portability Presentation
  11. Consumer generated content makes IA’s job challenging
  12. Think about bringing everything hidden behind onto a screen
  13. IA’s role now going beyond organizing and presenting
  14. Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an quot;architecture of participation,quot; and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences — Tim O’Reilly
  15. IA 1.0 Interface Wireframes Information Architecture Metadata Structure Content Taxonomy Users Content Context
  16. IA 2.0 Individual and Social Interactions Searchability Interactions Architecture Service Design Content Taxonomy Users Content Context
  17. What is the nature of the online community / communities that you belong to? 2005 2006 50% Percent of online community members 37.7% 40% 31.7% 30% 24.4% 20% 1 5 .8 % 9 .4 % 10% 7 .2 % 6.3% 5 .2 % 4.5% 1.5% 1 .0 % 0 .0 % 0% S oc ial H obby - P rofes s ional P olitic ally - S piritual R elations hip- oriented oriented oriented N a tu re o f O n lin e C o m m u n ity Source: Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg School 2007
  18. Nature of Communities Communities Communities of Support of Purpose Communities of Practice Communitie s of Passion Communities of Interest
  19. High Co-Creation Mesh-up Decentralization The Network Effects Portability Impact User The Read-Write Contributions Webpage The Long Tail Low Time
  20. Aggregation Microstructure Participation • Collecting • Simple content • Mesh-up structured and models for • Remix unstructured common info • Micro-rewards chunks data across the • Instant network • Microformats, transmedia • RSS structured activities blogging generic content model • Rich media
  21. IA area of practice (yesterday) Users IA Content Context
  22. IA area of practice (today) Social Connections Users IA Context Content
  23. From Information Architects to.. Social Interactions Architects
  24. Business Content Application Information Information Architects Architects Design Design and Service Structure Layer Content Social Content Interactions and Information Information Architects Architects Social
  25. End of part one