- “If Web 2.0 was the moment when the collaborative promise of the internet seemed finally to be realised with ordinary users creating instead of just consuming, on sites from Flickr to Facebook to Wikipedia – Web 3.0 is the moment they forget they’re doing it.”
I’ve become a huge fan of FriendFeed over the past couple of weeks (my FriendFeed page is here). Today I came across a great Greasemonkey script that allows you to filter your Friendfeed “river of news” by service. For example, you can cut down your news feed to only show Flickr photos, YouTube videos, last.fm entries, etc. I was so impressed by this script that I created a short screencast. You can get the Greasemonkey script at Internet Duct Tape.
By now, just about everyone who is interested in Web 2.0 has seen the The Machine is Us/ing Us video. Here’s a video of the creator of that video (Michael Wesch, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University) speaking at the recent Web 2.0 conference. He breaks down each part of the video, explaining what he was trying to accomplish and how he went about producing it. The video cuts off part-way through his talk. I will post a link to the complete presentation if and when I find it.
The video from the Web 2.0 conference is no longer available. I tracked down this recap of that session.
Here’s the original video.
The last session that I attended on the final day of web 2.0 EXPO was The Social Media Revolution: You Oughta Be in Pictures (and Podcasting, and Vlogging). The panel was made up of Thomas Hawk, Chris Pirillo, Robert Scoble, and Jeremiah Owyang. There’s been discussion over the past week or so about whether the trend towards live video streaming and Twittering is information overload a Web 2.0 echo chamber. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, this was a very interesting panel discussion. I was able to get some video from the fourth row.
Thomas Hawk talks about photo-blogging.
Chris Pirillo talks about live video (using Ustream.tv) and the impact that it has had on his ability to interact with his audience in a new way.
The panel talks about the power of the “Sneeze Effect” – the ability for social media to spread around very rapidly.
The panel talks about the impact of Ustream.tv.
Robert Scoble talks about what it was like to do a live video broadcast at web 2.0 EXPO.
The panel talks about the challenges of finding the signal through the noise.
Here’s video of Robert Scoble and Chris Pirillo broadcasting live at the same time on Ustream.tv. Robert had an EVDO card so he was able to broadcast from his car. Scoble was doing this as a dry run for doing a live video feed from the Web 2.0 conference on Monday. Jeremiah Owyang has more details on Scoble’s set-up here.