Bookmarks for September 25th through October 6th

These are my links for September 25th through October 6th:

  • mashupaustralia.org – The Government 2.0 Taskforce invites you to MashupAustralia.
    Help us show why open access to Australian government information is good for our economy and society.
    To help get you started, we have released some datasets under a Creative Commons license (or a similar type of open license) and in a range of mashable formats.

    Just the sort of initiative we should be promoting in the UK. Definitely on my plans for the Knowledge Hub project.

  • E L S U A ~ A KM Blog Thinking Outside The Inbox by Luis Suarez » Defining Knowledge Management and Enterprise 2.0 – Sharing Your Story – "Knowledge management refers to strategies and structures for maximizing the return on intellectual and information resources. KM depends on both cultural and technological processes of creation, collection, sharing, recombination and reuse. The goal is to create new value by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of individual and collaborative knowledge work while increasing innovation and sharpening decision-making"
  • Pipes: Rewire the web – Pipes is a powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web.

    Like Unix pipes, simple commands can be combined together to create output that meets your needs:

    * combine many feeds into one, then sort, filter and translate it.
    * geocode your favorite feeds and browse the items on an interactive map.
    * power widgets/badges on your web site.
    * grab the output of any Pipes as RSS, JSON, KML, and other formats.

  • IBM – Mashup Center – Features and benefits – IBM Mashup Center is an easy-to-use business mashup platform, supporting line of business assembly of dynamic situational applications – with the management, security, and governance capabilities IT requires.

    IBM Mashup Center combines the intuitive user mashup capabilities from IBM Lotus Mashups and the information access and transformation capabilities of IBM InfoSphere MashupHub into one tightly integrated, comprehensive mashup offering.

  • Twitter Blog: Soon to Launch: Lists – A new Twitter feature we're testing with a small subset of users. The idea is to allow people to curate lists of Twitter accounts. For example, you could create a list of the funniest Twitter accounts of all time, athletes, local businesses, friends, or any compilation that makes sense.

    Lists are public by default (but can be made private) and the lists you've created are linked from your profile. Other Twitter users can then subscribe to your lists. This means lists have the potential to be an important new discovery mechanism for great tweets and accounts.

  • LP Party Highlight: Let’s “Googlelize” local government! | Learning Pool Blog
  • Blogger – Created for smtraining
  • The Content Economy: Information needs to flow, damn it! – In an organization, you never know when or where innovation will happen, where ideas will pop up and where they will come to life. But what you should know is that if information does not flow freely, innovation is less likely to happen. To quote Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    "Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up."

    Ideas simply need to be allowed to find the place where they have the right conditions to shoot off and grow. Information is the carrier of ideas, and communication is about moving information (ideas) from one place (mind) to another.

  • Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On: Web 2.0 Summit 2009 – Co-produced by TechWeb & O'Reilly Conferences, October 20 – 22, 2009, San Francisco, CA – Five years ago, we launched a conference based on a simple idea, and that idea grew into a movement. The original Web 2.0 Conference ( now the Web 2.0 Summit ) was designed to restore confidence in an industry that had lost its way after the dotcom bust. The Web was far from done, we argued. In fact, it was on its way to becoming a robust platform for a culture-changing generation of computer applications and services.

    In our first program, we asked why some companies survived the dotcom bust, while others had failed so miserably. We also studied a burgeoning group of startups and asked why they were growing so quickly. The answers helped us understand the rules of business on this new platform.

  • Ning’s Social Networks Get Their Own App Platform – Today, Ning is about to deliver some of that functionality to their 700,000 social network creators with Ning Apps, giving them more than 90 new toys — think apps like Qik, Twitter (Twitter), Ustream (ustream), Box.net, Tokbox, WordPress (WordPress), Mailchimp, and PollDaddy — that they can use to enhance their individual networks
  • Social Media Today – A list of corporate social media myths and hints at how to counter them.
  • Easier watching of YouTube videos – The Easy YouTube Player is an alternative way of watching YouTube videos. Instead of simulating YouTube we wanted to make sure that everybody who wants to see videos on-line can do so – regardless of age, ability and web proficiency.
  • YouTube – A Shared Culture – A short video explaining the concepts behind Creatice Commons licences
  • YouTube – What is Creative Commons? – A short video explaining the concepts
  • Creating a unified model for enterprise mashups | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com – Today marks the introduction of an effort by the new Open Mashup Alliance (OMA), a federation of interested parties in the mashup space that want to bring the benefits of standardization, consistency, interoperability, and a real marketplace to the world of enterprise mashups. The initial participants include a wide range of firms such as Adobe, CapGemini, HP, Intel, JackBe, Kapow, Programmable Web, Synteractive, and Xignite. Disclaimer: My company is also a founding member organization of the OMA. Note that anyone can become an OMA member, either as a company or a user and the principles of the organization are open and egalitarian.

About Steve Dale

Stephen Dale is both an evangelist and practitioner in the use of Web 2.0 technologies and Social Media applications to support personal development and knowledge sharing. He has a deep understanding of how systems and technology can be used to support learning and facilitate smarter working, where connections and conversations are the key to self-development and creativity within the organisation.
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