Andrew Grumet: Deep Thinking about Weblogs.
LiveJournal can now ping Weblogs.Com. This is cool because there are a lot of apps that watch the XML feed from Weblogs.Com. Now LiveJournal sites will show up there, if they opt-in.
Andrew Orlowski thinks weblogs are going to get the boot at Google. Interesting. How will it tell the difference?
Great quote from Anil Dash in a News.Com report about AOL coming into the blogging world. "Everyone in the blogging space right now works and plays well together," he said. If only it were true. Too many unnecessary incompatibilities. Blogger API forking. RDF masquerading as RSS. Quoting Ben Franklin, we must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
Persian Blogger: "A friend of mine recently told my younger brother in Iran that he thought blogging among Iranians was an evolution of toilet graffiti."
Rogers Cadenhead proposes a raft of additions to the MetaWeblog API.
HP: Semantic Blogging. PDF.
Here's the demo Semantic Blog. Not sure what to make of it.
Guardian: "Social software is being massively overhyped."
New Howto: "We back up all the sites on the Harvard Law weblog server regularly, but you never know what can happen, and according to Murphy's Law, the worst thing will happen at the worst possible time, so it's best to be prepared."
Don't forget, if you're in Cambridge, it's Thursday, and that means it's the night for our weblog-writer's meeting at Berkman, followed by Chinese dinner, rain or shine.
Today's song: "Let's all get up and dance to a song that was a hit before your mother was born. Though she was born a long, long time ago."
At the TTI Vanguard conference earlier this week, I was part of a lunch discussion with Len Kleinrock and about a half-dozen other people. We talked about decentralization and followed where it led. The end of monoculture. Everything points to it. Why? Distribution of culture used to be expensive, decentralization (ie the Internet) has made it virtually free, esp when done on a small scale. This is what I really believe and argued for. Some of my table-mates didn't believe it, esp a young man who is the grandson of Jack Benny and works at Akamai (or was it Inktomi?). He said that creativity is very rare, and that he personally has none. Look at how you're arguing this case so well, I said. Did we need a TV network or or a newspaper to broadcast this for us? I had this epiphany before, in this DaveNet piece written just about a year ago. "Every day we're asked to pay a price to continue the existing centralized system of flowing information and creativity. What if we don't want to pay?"
Kevin Werbach: "Dave hits the nail on the head."
Mary Jo: Microsoft's Got Blogging On the Brain.
Greenspun: "The taxpayers of Cambridge could afford to charter Boeing 747s to fly kids to and from Korea every month, enroll them at the most expensive boarding schools in that nation, and still end up spending less than we're spending now."
Zawodny: "Sometimes I worry that I'm becoming one of those grizzly old Unix geeks that gets sick of all the young kids who are invading what used to be great technical mailing lists."
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