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new things for 2008… crystal ball gazing with opensource, social networking, digital identity, and more aka the predictions.

I was poking around trying to find a better video editor, when I stumbled across an opensource project called, Jahshaka. Jahshaka is positioning itself as being a fullbodied product that can compete with such software as finalcut pro (wow!). Not sure about that, because I could never (ever, ever) get the windows installer to work properly. Maybe if I had already switched to ubuntu ALREADY… ...

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Virtually vague – secondlife, opensim, and other stuff

It’s certainly easier to pretend to make art or to speak the truth than to actually do either. –NPR, Are we not gamers? Although my computer more than meets the requirements for secondlife, it’s very jerky. Graphics card, maybe? I’ve tried secondlife a few times now, the first time was when it was kind of the shiny new thing on the web. This latest time, ...

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will portals win the social networking war?

Finally, some real contendors in aggregating social networking — a centralized spot to collect all of YOUR web 2.0 stuff! Isn’t it funny how there is all of this “stuff” and then the next step is to organize it and streamline it (sounds like cataloging, no)? Create the content and then organize it! 😉 Pageflakes has a lot of functionality in terms of creating a ...

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practical & productive networking tools

A friend of mine who is a k-12 art teacher asked about getting started with social networking. She does a little blogging here and there, but she is knee deep in teaching at the moment, which limits her time online. I thought for a bit about how to respond to her question. Her question focuses more on personal professional networking, not so much focused on ...

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web 2.0 the bubble

In the course of doing a little research for a brief article on social networking for visual artists, I found a lot of new services and of course, what seems to be a lot more discussion about the potential Web 2.0/social networking bubble (perhaps, it is just cumulative effect). Will it happen? Oh sure, at some point…. and you can read lots of various opinions ...

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Yahoo tests social network

Article about yahoo’s attempt to crack myspace and facebook’s domain; more at techcrunch. Also some brief discussion about whether this is the end of Yahoo 360. I wondered the same thing. Of course, mash is invitation only and I didn’t receive an invitation (despite the fact that I really have been using yahoo’s services for EVER it feels like…) I always wonder how they determine ...

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Mini presentation on Web 2.0 technologies

Overview What we are doing IM External (Chat Ref) Internal (Serials, Ref) Blogs Del.icio.us The cataloging del.icio.us page has been up for about a month. We have 7 users linked to this page and we will be in a list of libraries using del.icio.us in Library Journal http://del.icio.us/url/db7b6b3059612ca00876d4a393f3747c Wikis External (FAQs) Internal (Reference, Serials Cataloging) Looking to the future Higher profile web presence Being where ...

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new stuff popping up everywhere…

First off, stumbled across springshare which is web 2.0 apps for libraries. I guess it’s about time someone created library specific applications to sell back to the library community. Of course, for some libraries with small budgets or suffering budget woes, opensource products or free stuff (del.icio.us) may be the only option. I’m not sure my library could afford to purchase this, if we were ...

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the myspace effect

an article about how myspace and social networking sites are eating up bandwidth (I love it that these sorts of sites are deemed ‘recreational’. I happen to have learned a few things from tutorials on youtube. I guess that falls under recreational learning….!) http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/062207-myspace.html

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