Tuesday Feb 23, 2010

The Web 2.0 Identity Problem: Who are you really?

We should not really be surprised with this. As more people comments, give opinions, are experts on everything, on the web today we definitively need a better identity model that can help identify who people really are behind all the comments and tweets they are publishing :-)

Thursday Mar 22, 2007

Web 2.0 Developer Matter: Make Sure You Know Who Your Customers Are!


Mark Cuban is not as maverick as he often pretends to be. His recent blog on the GooTube vs Viacom case is quiet insightful and right on the money on the most important issue developers should be concerned when building Web 2.0 services:

"Ebay knows their customers. Loopnet knows their customers. I happen to believe that its key that the "Service Provider" have a real business and infringing action by its users is as much a problem to the Provider as it is to the copyright owner. An ISP makes money with the monthly bill. Ebay makes money from transactions. A real estate hosting company makes money from listings. They all know exactly who their customers are and if one of them uploads infringing materials, they can actually identify the person and if they do it repetitively remove them. In either case, it doesn't change or impact their core business and it helps identify those who dont respect copyright and gives the content owner the option of taking action."

If you are looking to build and deploy a Web 2.0 service make sure you identify and know who your users are. By the way, Sun's has the industry leading Identity Management system to help you build your Web 2.0 services, and helped develop JXTA, the industry leading open-source P2P platform that provides peer identity and security as a core platform feature :-)

Go Mavericks!

Monday Mar 19, 2007

The Semantic Web = A Smarter Web

A nice article from John Borland about the Semantic Web.  

"If Web content was going to be labeled, why not use the same infrastructure to classify other information, like the price, subject, or title of a book for sale online? That kind of general-purpose metadata--which, unlike XML, would be consistent across sites--would be a boon to people, or computers, looking for things on the Web"

As I argued in a recent blog combining today disconnected tagging infrastructures with an encyclopedia like Wikipedia may just be the first link to John Borland's smarter Web.

Thursday Mar 08, 2007

How GPUs will drive GUI designs and the 3D Web

I ran into this nVidia concept GUI for phone devices. It is just another example on how GPUs are going to shape GUI designs and expose new user immersive experience on the emerging 3D Web.

Wednesday Mar 07, 2007

Experiencing The 3D Web From Your Sony PS3


Sony announced today at GDC'07 they are entering the 3D Virtual World market with the PS3 "PlayStation Home" service. With SecondLife, There, Active Worlds, Kaneva, and now PlayStation Home, we may be looking at a significant shift in GUI design that may fundamentally change the way users access and experience applications in the emerging 3D WebPowerful GPUs can now be used to deliver a richer and enhanced 3D Virtual World immersing experience for the Web.

Friday Mar 02, 2007

Semantic Web: The Beginning of the Age of Enlightenment ?


After we blogged, tagged and shared brilliant thoughts on anything (we can think of) during the Participation Age, the Internet may soon enter what could be called the Age of Enlightenment. The Age of Enlightenment will help morph the Internet into a knowledge network where information is enriched, cataloged, related, and more importantly disambiguated, so initial semantic and reasoning can emerge. Smart people called it the Semantic Web or Web 3.0. If human history repeats itself, the Age of Enlightenment will help ensure that our editor and browser can scope with the massive amount of information available on the Web will a little more enlightenment. As the Encyclop├ędie has been considered an important catalyst for the Age of Enlightenment, and has aimed to change the way people think. Wikipedia may help to change the way our editor and browser parse information. It will be great if our editor and browser could start help us figure out and give us context when we type or read phrase such as  "sun, sun, sun, sun and of course sun". I know what i meant to write. If you want to know, just follow each word link as a sample of what the Semantic Web could do :-)




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