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The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

RSS Feed (Really Simple Syndication)

What is RSS? RSS in Plain English - YouTube video The Beginner’s Guide to RSS Original source of text: BBC NEWS | Help | RSS | RSS (Really Simple Syndication) In a world heaving under the weight of billions of web pages, keeping up to date with the information you want can be a drag. Wouldn't it be better to have the latest news and features delivered directly to you, rather than clicking from site to site? Well now you can, thanks to a very clever service, RSS. There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but the majority plump for 'Really Simple Syndication'. Put plainly, it allows you to identify the content you like and have it delivered directly to you. It takes the hassle out of staying up-to-date, by showing you the very latest information that you are interested in. Not all websites currently provide RSS, but it is growing rapidly in popularity and many others, including the many other blogs, BBC News and CNN do provide it. How do I start using RSS feed

Web 2.0, an excellent source of information

The most excellent author of the Read/Write Web , Richard McManus (a Kiwi) has joined up to 'syndicate' his blog in cooperation with 3 others that also have a passion about Web 2.0 . Enjoy the views, round-ups and links at Web 2.0 Workgroup Here's a primer about Web 2.0 - if you're an IT professional, an information professional or a knowledge worker then this is for you.

Blogging for bosses - What Makes A Good Blog

One of the key people at work has asked about blogging and, "What makes a good blog?" and I suspect that you may soon see the fruits of my labour at a CCC website near you. First, a definition of "blog" from Wikipedia : A weblog (now more commonly known as a blog ) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally in reverse chronological order). If you're new to the world of blogging then do not fear, most people are. It's nothing new; it's nothing that clever; it doesn't involve downloading software; it can be done on any computer; it's all about writing words; you need NO technical skills to do it. Want more then I suggest the Understand and Reading a Blog (for Newcomers) But, on a more general note, what do you think makes a good blog? I suspect you'll have to define what "good" means to you and your readers. And there's the first thing I'll be saying: 1) What am I writing for? This blog:

If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of the Web

Then Read/Write Web is the thing for you. All under the banner of " Web 2.0 " this blog is most excellent for new developments, new trends and new offerings. And if you're a blogger you're already a part of Web 2.0 .