Thursday, October 26, 2006

The atomizing hand of Media 2.0 - Umair Haque

Here is the companion presentation by Haque to the one posted below. Note that the image in this post is a single slide from 97 that generally summarizes visually what Haque is saying in the whole slide presentation. This is an example of selecting microcontent from the web and reconstructing it in the form of a single "snippet" which points the reader to the whole presentation - dealing the with fact of attention scarcity by using one image as a "teaser" to the whole presentation which is presented below. The single slide represents about 1% of the entire presentation, but consolidates it into one summary picture - an example of the reconstructor's role in adding value to existing "whole" presentations by doing an editor's/reviewer's work for the attention-scarce reader. Tags are mine, but could contain others ala-flckr-type folksonomy - AND anyone can repurpose and resend all or portions of the presentation - dramtically spreading Haque's important message. I hope he reads this or hears about it - and doesn't object to its reproduction here.

The Economics of Media 2.0

Originally via Dave Pollard's link to Umair Haque's 2005 PPT which precisely outlines where the value is in Media 2.0/ the world of Atttention Scarcity and exploding content volume. As good a business model explanation as I have seen for creating value in the Web 2.0 world.

Here's the whole presentation on slideshare.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

apex - a new infrastructure and incubation platform for appdevelopers Launches AppExchange Incubator -
Above is slide 35 from the presentation describing the Apex Incubators The full slide presentation Welcome to the End of Software by Mark Benioff CEO of is worth watching and is embedded below.

The blog explosion - update

This is from a History of Blogging by erno hannink (slide 24)SlideShare � view

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Web 2.0 Part 2 - Logo map

LOGO2.0 part I
Originally uploaded by Stabilo Boss.
On this visual most of the logos have been annotated with links. Here is a Digg link with the logos/companies listedWeb 2.0 Logos and Links at Digg Watch Blog

Web2.0 - visuals Number 1

Web2.0 - extended mindcloudmap
Originally uploaded by kosmar.
Explaining web 2.0 in a mind cloud map click on the image to see the annotated version on flickr.

Click here for the original post by Kosmar The huge cloud lens bubble map web2.0 || kosmar || Blog

Visual Poetry

A Google hack that provides some surprising results:

See if you can translate it.Visual Poetry

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Here's another way to look at it.

click on the image to enlarge-

Inside TIME Magazine - Some suggestions for Google.

Click on this image which will take you to flickr where you can see or download a full size image.

A Look inside TIME - New Product Suggestions for Google.

My daughter Susan Barb alerted me to this issue of Time - click on the link below and then on the Essay section of the Table of Contents to get a pdf copy of the Google Essay. TIME Magazine -- October 16, 2006 Vol. 168 No. 16

Monday, October 09, 2006

Wallywood - 22 panels of instruction for Comic Artists

From a post by Presentation Zen with a link to the above Wallywood panels from Joel Johnson. This post is worth one of your reading minutes.
Presentation Zen: Learning from the art of comics

The Big Triangle

From Scott McCloud's website Understanding Comics -"a visual iconography for pictures, word, symbols that took the shape of a triangle" The Big Triangle

Slide selection from SlideShare

First the whole presentation:

and then a selected slide. This selection can be embedded as it is here in this post, or shared by email just by a simple click.SlideShare � view

The comments to this post suggest that SlideShare is interested in responding to the comments by adding features such as the ability of the presenter(owner of the slide show) to add comments to the transcription segment so that this text is also searchable by the search engines.

Saturday, October 07, 2006


Originally uploaded by ddavison.
Here is a link to the Become(RED) website. take the tour and join RED and save lives of AIDS victims in Africa - maybe a good reason to get a (RED) Amex credit card.



The entire RED site is really well done - I suggest you browse the site for links to their events, media sponsors, brand sponsors, the HotelCafe promo tour - this is a blockbuster hybrid BECOME (RED)

Creating the Gap (RED) shirts

Creating the Gap (RED) shirts
Originally uploaded by (RED).
YOU(RED) photos from Lesotho where the GAP(RED) tshirts are being made. clicking on the picture will take you to the(RED) flickr photo collection. Worth browsing to see Bono and (RED) in action

YOU(RED)- A socially responsible win/win for business AND the Global Fund

(PRODUCT) RED was created by Bono and Bobby Shriver, Chairman of DATA to raise awareness and money for The Global Fund by teaming up with the world's most iconic brands to produce RED-branded products. A percentage of each (RED) product sold is given to The Global Fund. The money helps women and children with HIV/AIDS in Africa.

the Flash You(Red)intro is pretty cool (RED)

When you finish the intro, click on the (RED)Blog and visit the (RED)flickr photos.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Thursday, October 05, 2006

the slideshare blog � Blog Archive � Quick Tips on getting the best out of SlideShare…

the slideshare blog � Blog Archive � Quick Tips on getting the best out of SlideShare…

SlideShare from Uzanto - this is HOT!

I have just connected to SlideShare for testing. From my first look this is flickr for presentations

IBM Research | IBM Innovation | Global Innovation Outlook

IBM "gets it" and you should get a copy of IBM Research Global Innovation Outlook available in PDF or in hardcopy by request.

IBM Research | IBM Innovation | Global Innovation Outlook

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A two-fer!

Originally uploaded by ddavison.
From a slideshare image posted by Information Architect Louis Rosenfeld. The new slideshare process provides PPT users a way to embed their presentations in a browser-based slide presentation without requiring a heavy download of a PPT file and the use of the PPT app to read it.

Here is a link to the Slideshare blog describing how a conference organizer would use Slideshare to easily collect and present speaker's slides - this could be a really valuable tool for conference/event organizers and attendees.

the slideshare blog � Blog Archive � Using slideshare to organize a conference

Slideshares can also include embedded audio the slideshare blog � Blog Archive � Integrating audio with slideshare embed

Unfortunately The embedded PPT slide set used in the demonstration is another glaring example of the overuse of paragraph style text images - this Topic map slide is a relief since it uses a graphic to expand the explanation. Just for kicks here is Peter Norvig's hilarious slam on the use of PPT - The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation

The embedded image in the slide presents the visual concept of Topic Maps - a visual search strategy and a link inside the slide to Ontopia - a topic map software tool supplier.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Travels with Scoble

Originally uploaded by Thomas Hawk.
Robert and I had our lunch meeting at the club today, and for starters, he came dressed in geek clothes - levis and Tshirt - and the Club concierge refused to allow him in the clubhouse - so we ate outside as virtual outcasts.

It was great fun to finally meet Robert first-hand - and after surfing through miles of his blogposts and recent ScobleShows, getting acquainted over lunch served to reinforce the "radiance" of this guy's personality.

Very enjoyable, notwithstanding the club dress code violation.

As an older geek, I think I still qualify to bask in the aura of his blogitude.

Monday, October 02, 2006


Originally uploaded by ddavison.

In preparing for a meeting tomorrow with Robert Scoble, I ran across this cartoon which asks a very pertinent question about the Podtech business model. I hope to learn more about how Robert's "global brand" can exert key influence in convincing corporate clients to embrace the interactive communications mantra of Naked Conversations, and, I assume, to buy Podtech's New Media communication strategies and services.

I think Robert's experience at Microsoft and his book provide a pragmatic model for other organizations who can benefit by adopting the new tools for building conversational dialog with their suppliers and customers.

Is Robert's "brand" transferrable? Can Podtech make a real business in this overcrowded space now generating a bubble-like feeding frenzy on Sand Hill Road? Robert looks like a fun guy - and I look forward to our conversation. Maybe he is the real thing.

raving lunacy: Bubblelation

Practicing what they preach - the American Institure for Graphic Arts

Link here to read about the upcoming AIGA conference in Vancouver BC, October 23-26. Great lineup of speakers and theme. AIGA | the power of Design

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Yahoo "gives away" its Crown Jewels

Danish crown jewels
Originally uploaded by mooseonthemove.
Yahoo announced it was "giving away" its browser-based authentication code to the world wide developer community citing that it could not build or buy enough innovation and is enlisting the developer community to build new apps around Yahoo's content.

Here's Yahoo's announcement :

You build great web applications. We have millions of users who store their data on Yahoo!. Browser-Based Authentication (BBAuth) makes it possible for your applications to use that data (with their permission).

BBAuth also offers a Single Sign-On (SSO) facility so that existing Yahoo! users can use your services without having to complete yet another registration process.

Browser-Based Authentication



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