Alex Barnett's blog

The blog of Alex Barnett

October, 2005

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    7 reasons 2006 will be a big year for OPML

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    Following on from Christian Vidmar 's prediction regarding OPML earlier this week... "I agree with Alex Barnett :2006 will be a big year for OPML. The format is getting more and more traction, ideas start to flow and applications are just...
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    Sometimes I just don't know why things are the way they are

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    (Weekend rant, off topic:) Sometimes I just don't know why things are the way they are. About a month ago I needed to hire a car while doing business in the UK. As part of filling out the paper work I was asked to provide my driving license...
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    RSS users worldwide at 275 million? Ubiquitous RSS is almost upon us

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    If you're only going to read one sentence of this post and have the remotest interest in RSS, then take this away with you: the number of RSS users in the UK and US is now at a staggering 72.8 million...worldwide this is 275 million (s ee estimate details...
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    Windows Media Connect 2.0 released

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    Sean Alexander has a great blog covering digital media. Sean is a Group Program Manager at Microsoft focussed on Windows Vista consumer market. He's just posted the news that Windows Media Connect 2.0 has released and is now available for download...
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    Web 2.0 Design Patterns (or Principles)

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    Chris Anderson must think I'm stalking him or something...I keep pointing to his posts. But if he keep writing such great stuff, what else can I do? Yesterday Chris wrote around how the Long Tail relates to the definition of Web 2.0 (see Tim O'Reilly...
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    Ning, money and the writable web

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    John Montgomery asked earlier this week about Ning : "Not to complain or anything, but I don't get Ning . For the past fifteen minutes, I've been clickning through hotornot-like scenarios. Some of them are hysterical (try "Which driver has the...
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    Simple things, fractal scenarios

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    Jan Miksovky as written a wonderful little post on the challenges of the user experience (UX) design world and how apparently simple things can turn complex and hellish very quickly. He describes this creeping, but rapid complexity as 'fractal'. A...
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    Markets *really* are conversations

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    Since the publication of the Cluetrain Manifesto , the phrase 'markets are conversations' has been cited widely. In the last two weeks I've been reminded on three separate occasions about how these market conversations are happening, quite literally...
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    Microsoft's WSYP (We Share Your Pain)

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    Microsoft TechNet UK team has made a video I saw internally a couple of weeks ago, reasonably amusing: Microsoft's WSYP (We Share Your Pain) ... Passport required. Via Mitch Tulloch .
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    X buys Y

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    Lots of acquisitions this week: My cynical side says Bubble 2 . Charlie Wood just can't wait for another bubble ). Here is this week's Bubble-pop fuel (so far) : Yahoo and the upcoming bubble (sorry, couldn't resist ;-) ...
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    Map Chat

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    Ajax blog : "If you really want to see a cool “Web 2.0" application, look no further than this sweet visual world / global chat system built by The Midnight Coders . It pretty much freaking rocks." Midnight Coders: "...demonstrates bi-directional...
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    Microsoft, microsoft

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    John Carroll : "Microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft, microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft-microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft. Microsoft microsoft microsoft...
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    Web 2.0: The Desktop / Web Mash-ups

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    Nick Bradbury thinks it is time for some minor revisions to Web 2.0, and posts Web 2.01 Release Notes . I'd like to highlight the points he makes regarding the web vs. desktop and share some further thoughts on this topic (below): " WEB...
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    On emergent tags and memetic connectivity

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    (Warning, this is a highly unstructured, a random-thoughts-externalized-type-post. I've been meaning to put down on blogware something I've been thinking about for a while now, something I call 'memetic connectivity', see below. I might develop this...
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    Dave Winer on Nerd TV

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    I'm a big fan of Dave Winer . He's pioneered a number of technologies that have helped tranform the shape of the internet including SOAP , XML-RPC , RSS , OPML and podcasting (watch out on the OPML front, I think 2006 will be a big year for this) and...
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    How to report splogs and RSS spam

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    Nicole Lee at Wired urges us all to fight the splogs and RSS spam (RSSpam?): "... for the community's sake, when you notice a splog -- report it. If the splog is on Blogger, you can easily report it by clicking the Flag button on the top right...
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    re: RSS - probably the worst advice I've heard so far

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    I'm sorry, but I'm going to have a good old rant here... PR Week quotes Dr George Kolb, VP of PR agency Text 100 giving probably the worst 'professional' advice I've heard on the subject of RSS . It is verging on the astonishing. "Agency Text...
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    Search Engine for sale on eBay, starting price is 1 cent.

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    Search Engine for sale on eBay, starting price is 1 cent . I've just looked and the current bid is $511 . I'm not saying there's a bubble or anything ....
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    My attention via RSS

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    Now I can track where my attention has been (see my last 18 hours below) thanks to a new version of the RSS feed reader I use - FeedDemon (1.6 RC1 ), by Nick Bradbury . I like this. A lot. Lots potential uses I can think of here. Would be nice to...
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    It is possible to be a Web 2.0 enthusiast and be cynical of the dotcom Bubble mentality?

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    Richard , I ask: It is possible to be a Web 2.0 enthusiast and be cynical of the dotcom Bubble mentality? I'd say yes. And that's where I'm coming from. I read what you wrote: " The serious and worrying thing for me is that I...
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    beta Google RSS feed reader ?

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    Just seen this referrer from what looks like a beta Google RSS feed reader ...! Not seen or heard of it before...the url is: http://www.google.com/reader/lens/ Update: here's a pic in case it magically dissapears: Steve Butler saw the referrer...
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    Linksys Skype phone review

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    I'm reading this: Linksys CIT200 Skype phone review . Looks tasty. (via Gizmodo ) Harald has hacked together his own Skype / Bluetooth headset / IM / webcam solution.
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    opmlmanager.com - I like it a lot

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    I want to let you know of a brand new OPML service that's gone 'tentatively live' but is worth checking out if you are playing with OPML. Created by Bernard Flach and Peter Overbleeke the service is called opmlmanager.com and I like it a lot. I've...
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    'Microsoft Needs to Say No to Web 2.0'

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    I simply have to have a quick rant regarding Mary Jo Foley's best anti-Web 2.0 shot : "Redmond is looking to extend its applications with Web-based services. But that's as much Web 2.0-ness as Microsoft needs. Microsoft wants, in the worst way...
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    Internet TV and the coming transformation

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    There have been a flurry of recent internet / TV related developments this past week: the UK's Channel 4 is to commission programming purely for the Internet . Then vh1 and MTV launched their broadband TV offering . Of course, news of iPod and Disney...
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