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  1. 1. Representing the world How web users become web thinkers and web makers Jon Udell April 12, 2012 http://jonudell.net
  2. 2. The Internet and How It Works
  3. 3. Resource, Representations, Links, domain nameNames search engine resources ftp representations portal links isp names html e-mail
  4. 4. Resources and Representations resources representations A dissertation HTML (for interactive use) PDF (for printing) A dataset HTML (for interactive use) XML (for programmatic use) A calendar HTML (for interactive use) iCalendar (for programmatic use)
  5. 5. links Links and Names http://www.fedex.com/Tracking/Detail?trackNum=956897260074823 names fedex.com (an organization) 956897260074823 (a package)
  6. 6. A Marriott reservation Lastly, this year we've worked out a discount rate of $119 a night with the Marriott which is about two blocks away from the Innovation Center. You can make a reservation at this rate by following this link: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chid m-chicago-marriott-at-medical-district- uic/?toDate=1/22/12&groupCode= ORDORDA&fromDate=1/20/12&app=res vlink In 1/20/2012 Out 1/22/2012 Where Marriott Chicago UIC Rooms 1 Group Code ORDORD
  7. 7. Apps hide URLs
  8. 8. http://www.fedex.com/Tracking/Detail?trackNum=956897260074823 “Every Fedex package has its own home page!” - Andrew Schulman, Perl Conference, 1997
  9. 9. http://www.fedex.com/Tracking/Detail?trackNum=956897260074823
  10. 10. http://www.w3.org/Proposal.html WorldWideWeb: Proposal for a HyperText Project To: P.G. Innocenti/ECP, G. Kellner/ECP, D.O. Williams/CN From: T. Berners-Lee/CN, R. Cailliau/ECP Date: 12 November 1990 Future paths Future developments which would further enhance the project could include: Daemon programs which run overnight and build indexes of available information. A server automatically providing a hypertext view of a (for example Oracle) database, from a description of the database and a description (for example in SQL) of the view required. Work on efficient networking over wide areas, negotiation with other sites to provide compatible online information. A serious study of the use and abuse of the system, the sociology of its use at CERN.
  11. 11. http://odata.netflix.com/Catalog/Genres HTML (for people) XML (for machines) One of many Genres is “B-Horror Movies” It has its own URL: odata.netflix.com/Catalog/Genres(‘B-Horror Movies’)
  12. 12. http://odata.netflix.com/Catalog/Genres(B-Horror Movies)/Titles HTML (for people) XML (for machines) One of many B-Horror Movies is Curse of the Voodoo It has its own URL: odata.netflix.com/Titles(‘5vSc’) And it has related URLs: odata.netflix.com/Catalog/Titles(‘5vSc’)/Cast odata.netflix.com/Catalog/Titles(‘5vSc’)/Directors
  13. 13. http://odata.netflix.com/Catalog/Titles(‘5vSc’)/Directors HTML (for people) XML (for machines) There’s one director: Lindsay Shonteff He has his own URL: odata.netflix.com/Catalog/People(85334) His awards are here: odata.netflix.com/Catalog/People(85334)/Awards (I checked, there aren’t any )
  14. 14. Purple numbers http://www.dougengelbart.org/about/focus-capability.html#2
  15. 15. http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html Ken Robinson on ted.com
  16. 16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRnToFZQQP4&t=15m10s Ken Robinson on youtube
  17. 17. http://www.w3.org/TR/media-frags/ Media Fragments URI 1.0 (basic) W3C Proposed Recommendation 15 March 2012 (http://www.annodex.net/~silvia/itext/mediafrag_multiple_servers.html)
  18. 18. Wikipedia change history http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Audiophile&action=historysubmit&diff=478726650&oldid=478636446
  19. 19. http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i = 9W * 30 days 9W * 30 days
  20. 20. Density of gasoline http://wolframalpha.com/input/?i= .5 * (1 kilogram / density of gasoline) in gallons
  21. 21. http://blacksburg.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=21&clip_id=1379
  22. 22. http://keene.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=422
  23. 23. Agenda items now include permalinks and tags http://keene.granicus.com/MediaPlayer .php?view_id=2&clip_id=422&meta_id =25459
  24. 24. http://blog.jonudell.net/2011/02/25/a-tale-of-two-dams/
  25. 25. http://www.ci.keene.nh.us/city-keene-tagging-initiative
  26. 26. http://www.ci.keene.nh.us/tags
  27. 27. http://www.sentinelsource.com http://www.ci.keene.nh.us/weststdamkeene WestStDamKeene as a topic /topic/?q=weststdamkeene
  28. 28. WestStDamKeene http://www.bing.com/search?q= as a search term http://www.google.com/search?q= weststdamkeene weststdamkeene
  29. 29. WestStDamKeene is 14 characters. Permutations: 26 (letters) + 10 (digits) = 3614
  30. 30. http://www.recovery.gov/Transparency/RecipientReportedData/pages/Recipie ntProjectSummary508.aspx?AwardIdSur=60924&AwardType=Grants
  31. 31. ARRA awards for Blacksburg
  32. 32. Searching for VA-96-X011-00
  33. 33. http://stimulus.doa.virginia.gov/Stimulus_Project.cfm?Award_Key=60924&State_Type=State
  34. 34. Recovery.gov feedback
  35. 35. Project funded by ARRA Tag: VA-96-X011-00
  36. 36. http://elmcity.cloudapp.net/
  37. 37. Today in Blacksburg: http://elmcity.cloudapp.net/BlacksburgVA/html
  38. 38. http://www.calendar.vt.edu/main.php?view=event&eventid=1332857184193
  39. 39. http://www.calendar.vt.edu/main.php?view=subscribe
  40. 40. http://www.montgomery-floyd.lib.va.us/activities.php
  41. 41. http://www.calendar.vt.edu/main.php?view=event&eventid=1315510988941 (lyric theater) http://www.calendar.vt.edu/main.php?view=event&ev entid=131551098894
  42. 42. http://www.thelyric.com/calendar/
  43. 43. http://www.blacksburg.gov/index.aspx?page=321
  44. 44. How humans and computers represent events How humans represent calendar events: HTML “Jon Udell: Representing the world, Thursday at 7PM, Inn at Virginia Tech“ or RSS How computers represent calendar events: iCalendar DTSTART;TZID=EST;20120412T190000 SUMMARY:Jon Udell: Representing the world LOCATION:Inn at Virginia Tech
  45. 45. A civic scorecard for public calendars
  46. 46. calendar “dark matter” 622 North http://www.622north.com/events/ Adventure World http://www.adventureworldonline.com/schedule.html Armory Art Gallery http://www.gallery.vt.edu/scheduled.html Blacksburg Baptist Church http://www.blacksburgbaptist.org/content.cfm?id=102 Blacksburg High School http://www.mcps.org/bhs/ Blacksburg Historic Dance Society http://dance.ninthwonder.com/schedule.html Cavalry Baptist Church http://cbcradford.org/index.php?nid=94511&s=ev Chamber of Commerce http://business.montgomerycc.org/Events/ City of Blacksburg http://www.blacksburg.va.us/Index.aspx?page=321 Floyd Artisan Trail http://floydcountyartisantrail.org/schedule.php Hahn Horticulture Garden http://www.hort.vt.edu/hhg/events.html The Burgs http://blogs.roanoke.com/theburgs/category/events/ Mandara http://www.mandaradance.com/Performances.htm Montgomery County Democrats http://www.mcdemocrats.org/calendar.aspx Montgomery County Public Schools http://www.mcps.org/Calendar.html Montgomery Museum http://www.montgomerymuseum.org/pages/events.html New River United Soccer http://www.nrusa.org/programs/adult Renaissance Music Academy http://www.rmahome.com/c/calendar Rotary Club http://www.blacksburgrotary.org/ Smithfield Plantation http://www.smithfieldplantation.org/pages/classes_events/events.html Women's Resource Center http://www.wrcnrv.org/howYouCanHelp/nws_specialEvents.shtml YMCA http://www.vtymca.org/openu.html
  47. 47. calendar bright lights Blue Mountain School http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/l7av...4g38%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics Musica Viva http://www.musicaviva-swva.com/mv.ics New River Valley Bicycle Association http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/nrvba.ride%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics Blacksburg Dance http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/b4gu...kto%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics Sinkland Farms http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/sinklandfarms%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics Blacksburg Library https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/fbkl...eu7joite4%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics Christiansburg Library https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/c2v...ag%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

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