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    Podcasts and Screencasts are not the same

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    I realise this is mundane, but sorry Robert Scoble, I feel duty bound to disagree with you as to whether video content delivered via RSS should be called a 'podcast': "Some groups call what they do "screencasts" (cause they are doing Flash videos...
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    How to Make Your Web Site Work with Windows XP Service Pack 2

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    If you: manage a website manage a company to manage / develop your website for you are involved in building, coding, design, QAing, PMing, architecting, anythinging <?> websites write, maintain website id / UI guidelines...
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    Prince Charles to marry Camilla

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    Completely off topic here, but Prince Charles is to marry Camilla Parker Bowles in April according to BBC News. Nothing to link to yet, but will update. Update III Confrimed now that Camilla won't be queen, but will be titled HRH Duchess of Cornwall....
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    Serendipity and Attention.xml

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    The Attention Economy and the Net by Michael Goldhaber was written in 1997, at a time when the Net itself was getting plenty of attention. At its heart, the theory was based on the following idea Goldhaber articulated in a Wired article that same year...
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    Blogging is no longer cool

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    What happens when 'blogging is no longer cool'?" Dana asks this question in the context of consumer marketing and the effect of moving fashions... "The whole 'blog thing' couldn't be much more in your face that it is. It's in business, politics, on the...
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    IBM running 3600 internal blogs

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    James Robertson points to a post by CorporateBlogging.Info claiming IBM is running 3600 internal blogs: "Through the central blog dashboard at the intranet W3, IBMers now can find more than 3,600 blogs written by their co-workers. As of June 13...
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    Hypertext and the next 15 years

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    In case you missed it, 15 years ago today : "It was only in 1990, on November 13, that Tim Berners-Lee, the British-born scientist widely credited with inventing the web, sent the first hypertext document through cyberspace" In the same Timesonline...
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    Hacking Memeorandum 101 - the screencast

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    It worked . I've now created screencast- Hacking Memeorandum 101 trying to explain what is going on with this Hacking Memerorendum business . Btw, two new posts out there since Tara's and mine. (more updates at the bottom of this post) The first...
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    OPML and the road to Attention data: Progress

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    Steve Gillmor informs us of Dave Winer's OPML namepace news: "Basically, I think OPML should have a way to include elements from other namespaces, much as RSS 2.0 does. Developers should, whenever possible, use capabilities that are already in use...
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    British English words not used in American English

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    Groovy Mother points to a Wikipedia list of British English words not used in American English . Since moving to Redmond, I've had to learn some of these the hard way. Recent examples of words I've used in conversation and got back a blank stare...
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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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    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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    IE7 Beta 2 - come and get it!!

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    IE Team blog : "This evening we released IE7 Beta 2 at http://www.microsoft.com/ie . This release is not the preview or the update to the preview, but the real Beta 2 of IE7 for Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, and Windows XP 64-bit Edition...
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    The value of your attention data

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    Ed Batista in a comment to his own post: "As users come to realize the value of their attention data, they're going to want more control over that data." I agree with Ed - I don't think this is just an issue that only the ' cognoscenti' will...
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    My RSS stats using FeedBurner

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    You might be reading this post via my blog or your feed reader. If you're reading via your reader (either web-based or client) you are either subscribed to this blog's default RSS or Atom feed or to the FeedBurner feed I set up in September (see feed...
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    A little sad

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    As I was driving to work today a thought came to mind: I will only get to 'visit' a tiny, tiny fraction of the total web in my entire lifetime. The rest of it will be unvisited by me and unkown to me. I don't know why, but this hard reality made me...
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    My 6 predictions on microformats

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    Joshua Allen helped organize the microformats and structured blogging unofficial session at Mix this week with Marc Canter and Tantek . Joshua has posted 6 predictions on the topic of microformats that are worth a read (thanks to Tommy for the pointer...
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    Corante Network

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    Well, it is all pretty 'live' now , so I'm safe to blog. I am of course referring to the launch of the Corante Network . Steve Bowd Stowe Boyd does a good job of explaining it all, as does Hylton Jolliffe ... Om Malik explains the fuss is about. ...
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    Chicken Sushi

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    Am in Tokyo for a few days...all new to me, including the chicken sushi I had last night. I'm alive this morning and that's what counts.
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    RSS will succeed by disappearing

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    Blogspotting quotes Dave Sifry, CEO of Technorati: "Sifry: I think RSS needs to be completely transparent. It’s like asking people to understand HTML in order to read a web site. That entirely limits your audience. Longhorn announced RSS being built...
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    Content ownership, fair use and attribution

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    There is a very lively debate between a blogger, Jason Calacanis and the CTO of Skweezer , a " Web portal that reformats Web pages, searches, and e-mail for handheld devices, such as PDA's, smartphones, and most XHTML-enabled cell phones." At the heart...
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    Sir Bill...Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order

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    Via Reuters . "Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates will be awarded an honorary knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth Wednesday for his outstanding contribution to enterprise. He will become a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of...
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    What should Microsoft do with its $56 billion in cash?

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    At Seattle PI "Now, without further ado, it's on to the next poll, newly posted in the upper right-hand corner of the Microsoft page . It asks a question that promises to be timely during the next few weeks: "What should Microsoft do with its $56 billion...
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    Not Bill Clinton's blog, but close

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    I stumbled on to the Clinton Presidential Center , huge site and great resource. No blog yet, but if Bill Clinton were to start one it would probably be hosted there. I searched and found the transcript of a speech Clinton delivered in Blackpool, UK at...
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    Microsoft's Kim Cameron outlines Infocard, new federated identity initiative

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    Via ZDNet 'Between the lines' : "Kim Cameron , Microsoft’s architect for digital identity (including Active Directory) and one of the key pioneers of metadirectories, talks with Scott Mace about lessons learned from Passport and Microsoft’s new Infocard...
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