- “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.”
Tim O’Reilly – State of the Internet Operating System
EA Conversation with Evan Williams
Mary Meeker, “Internet Trends”
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.
- “…course lectures, language lessons, lab demonstrations, sports highlights and campus tours provided by top US colleges and universities including Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Duke University and MIT.”
- New directory started by Niall Kennedy. Impressive.
- Tracks personnel, investors, traffic, buzz, etc. for Web 2.0 start-up’s.
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.