October 19, 2011
And finally, where web 1.0 was content, web 2.0 was personalization, web 3.0 will be localization of all the information available to us. Not "What's relevant to me?" but "What's relevant to me here and now?".
Couple that with mobile commerce and NFC payments or mobile wallets in your smartphone and you'll a totally new boosted E-commerce experience. Maybe we'll start buying things using small charges, ie. micro payments. Instead of buying a whole CD in the 90s, we now buy single songs and apps on iTunes for 0,79-0,99. But if you bought the song, the album gets cheaper, the concert ticket is discounted and you can pre-order the streaming HD recording of that concert at a bargain price. Maybe you'll get the app for free too!
August 1, 2011
July 29, 2011
July 13, 2011
Check out these stunningly gorgeous and simple animated GIFs called Cinemagraphs by Diego Guevara. Absolutely amazing! And I can't get over the fact I can't print them. I've left my window untouched for 30 minutes already, just glancing at an image. It's amazing how the movement totally changes the picture, which is already good and pretty. But the sudden flash of "life" increases the attraction to the picture a 1000-fold! :)
My favorite? The taxi in the window...
July 12, 2011
Check Frequently Asked Questions - storify.com. Using the plug-in you can embed stories on your blog, tumbler, blogger, wordpress and more.
July 6, 2011
Google has teamed with the world's leading Oceanographic institutes to makes the searchable seabed twice its previous size.
Great read on the differences in paradigm between World's three great Clouds at this time: Apple, Google, Amazon:
“It Just Works.”.
Apple's has or will make the cloud invisible, where Google makes it transparant and Amazon visible.
June 14, 2011
Read more about the techniques used on LukeW. The demo was run An Event Apart in 2011.
May 6, 2011
March 30, 2011
Now, special pens are being created for those who regularly want to draw or scetch on a tablet such as the iPad or NOOK or XOOM. And the weird thing: it actually makes sense to me too. It's more accurate, you can change the tip, your screens stays cleaner and your kids won't mess up or destroy the screen with sand on their hands.
March 24, 2011
Greplin is a search engine that indexes your sources of important information. Currently it indexes Google services and Google Apps, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox and more sources of personally relevant information. If your company has Google Apps, it can index that too. Great for all your work information!
Some serivices are premium (SalesForce, Basecamp, Highrise), so you'll have to pay a fee to use them, but I believe that it is worth it. Gmail already made it impossible to loose an Email, now Greplin makes it impossible to loose the rest too!
March 14, 2011
I read a lot of online material. When in college in 1987, I routinely browsed 25 newsgroups each day, every day. Later on, I had my default websites open automatically whenever I'd start my browser. Then there came tabs and MorningCoffee saved me hours of effort. Next, RSS feeds came and saved me the effort of opening the actual website and instead simply browser whatever news articles there had been written or none at all. RSS was a lifesaver because I never go a site anymore if I don't know for sure there is a new article there. Most of the time, I still don't because I read the headline or summary and decide it is not interesting enough.
But what I really want is something like Pulse Reader but nicer, less intrusive. I have NewsRob on my Android and read approx. 200-250 articles on it every day. By "read" I mean of course "scan", no one actually reads anything anymore. :) I need something that let's my browse my regular news channels in the way of a magazine. An online magazine. But filled with only my stuff. And it should let me easily add new sources when I stumble upon them... Zite seems to do just that! Now if only I have an iPad or better, they'd make an Android App!
November 11, 2010
October 29, 2010
Basically it is a normal pen full with high-tech electronics to record what you right with an IR camera and what you say (or those around you) with a sensitive mic. You can download what it filmed and recorded later to your computer and create a so-called "pencast". Brilliant! If only I still used a pen to actually write things down. I rarely use pens. I typ waay faster than I can write and holding a ballpen now cramps my hands.
Anyway, the pen is for sale everywhere. I found it cheapest to get in Germany, through amazon.de. Only €120 for the 2 GB version.
September 3, 2010
April 15, 2010
Don't believe me, don't understand or just skeptical? Check out this promotion for safe drinking water done in Paris last March using Aquascript:
April 7, 2010
March 23, 2010
I'm ready for my next 'Epic Win'. :) Check out Urgent Evoke.
March 19, 2010
There are a couple great ideas! Like 22tracks.com, a jukebox consisting of 22 playlists in different genres, each filled with 22 tracks, selected by specialized DJ’s from Amsterdam. 22tracks provides a quick overview of the latest music, promotes new artists and lets you discover new genres. No registration, no hassle.
Or playlists.org, which incidentally I had also been thinking of after all my issues with sharing iTunes or last.fm playlists. Playlistify.org converts and generates playlists for Spotify.
And what to think of moneybird.nl, that let's you create and send easy, clear and stylish invoices to your clients without the need to install complicated software. Reminds of the wonderful people at 37signals.com that also just create software that does one thing but does it very well and very easily. :)
February 17, 2010
Google opened up their Living Stories pilot with The New York Times and The Washington Post. Here is the idea behind it.
I can't help but that the format and organization of news this way much hints at the existence of a Google Wave behind it... or is that just me?