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Internet Trends 2011 — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

There is a brilliant presentation on Internet Trends 2011 by Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. most of this did not come as a surprise to me. Audio will be the next big thing on the internet. We'll talk to computers, control them by voice, will listen to what we like anywhere and anytime but without carrying the mp3 with us and maybe we'll even video talk. Finally, after 20 years in the making. Facetime may have started this revolution already.

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…

Chrome extensions for G+

ComPixels has a bunch of articles on linking G+ to FaceBook, Twitter, cross-post from G+ to Twitter/FaceBook, and so on. Haven't figured out most of them myself, but I'm tagging various useful extensions here and will let you know.

Update: you may want to move your pictures over from FaceBook to G+ and take advantage of using Picasa.
Update2: Chrome extension that changes G+ CSS slightly to make it better readable.
Update3: 5 Chrome extensions for G+
Update4: Whole bunch of add-ons apps for G+

Twitter Blog: #numbers

Twitter is huge, despite many many people still not understanding what it is about... or not caring.

The Twitter Blog #numbers has an intereseting post with some current (Mar 2011) numbers about twitter. Export and Analyze Social Media helps you analyze your followers in Twitter and in Facebook. It's free for up to 200 followers. If you have more, you'll have to pay. But then again, you're also more likely to find something interesting that may be worth your while. Especially if you're serious about Social Media. And with 1000 followers, why aren't you?! :)

So check out!

LinkedIn InMaps - Visualize your LinkedIn network

There is a tool that visualizes your entire LinkedIn network. Funny to see some groups form where there is common relationship or seed that binds the group. I found a group from the university in Enschede, my former colleagues from Blender aka Not a Number and a group centralized around Open Source, where the seed is RealOpen IT. :)

Wave open source next steps: "Wave in a Box"

Since the announcement that Google is gonna stop the Wave development, lots of people have been asking them what will happen to the open source code. Google now let us know they will create a "Wave in a Box". Everything you need to run a small Wave server for yourself. Excellent! Time to dust off some old hardware laying around because I thought Wave was the first real innovation in the Internet since Mosaic added images to hypertext pages. I know will be right but I guess Google and I are simply in the right place but not in the right time.

Spotify scrobbles to

I've been raving about to many people over time. I am a paying customer for 2 years now. One disadvantage of is that they don't let you play all tracks, even if you pay your fee. Reason is that simply doesn't have the rights for all tracks in all countries. Political reason, not a technical one. Spotify, with an iPhone and Android client, has more rights to stream music to web browsers and mobile devices than But Spotify has less added-value to an artist or a band than
So I'm very pleased to learn that Spotify can integrate with and scrobble your track to That way you can use the great value-adding of similar artists, artists' events and like-minded people of with the free music streaming of Spotify! Yeah! Everybody wins. Now if only would buy Spotify (or vice versa)...

Live Mesh Beta – MS in the cloud

Microsoft has a dropbox type solution for all your desktop files that will let you put them in the cloud. :) It's called Live Mesh Beta and reminds me a whole lot of the open source source ifolder that Novell made a few years ago.

I saw a great demo of a designer who worked with WordPress sites and used Mesh to sync all his files from his laptop to his desktop and so on. If he fixed a bug for a client, or added some files for a customer while on the train, when he'd get to the office or home, those files would already be there. Very handy!

Dutch Startup Awards 2010

This afternoon, the nominations for the Dutch Startup Awards are invited in Hilversum.

There are a couple great ideas! Like, 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, which incidentally I had also been thinking of after all my issues with sharing iTunes or playlists. converts and generates playlists for Spotify.

And what to think of, 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 that also just create software that does one thing but does it very well and very easily. :)

Living Stories

There is news in News-land :)

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?

Google Movies

This is what I've been waiting for, for the last 10 years: Google Movie Showtimes. Go to it and it uses your location to get movie listings nearby. Go to it on your mobile and it is near your current location. Type a title or genre and get related listings. Brilliant! Now where is that Android I've been waiting for?

Go, Google's New Open Source Programming Language

Slashdot: "Go, the new programming language Google has released as open source under a BSD license. The official Go site characterizes the language as simple, fast, safe, concurrent, and fun. A video illustrates just how fast compilation is: the entire language, 120K lines, compiles in under 10 sec. on a laptop. Ars Technica's writeup lays the stress on how C-like Go is in its roots, though it has plenty of modern ideas mixed in."

I know this is YAPL (yet another programming language), but with all of Google's effort in trying to transform the way we interact with the Internet (Google's search, Google Android for smart phones, Android OS for netbooks/laptops, Google Wave for Web3.0 communications, and all of Google's applications such as Froogle, Docs, Books, Mail, Calendar, Maps, Sync, Earth, YouTube, Picasa, AdSense, Analytics and many more), knowing or learning the language that can tie it all together may make good sense...

Google Wave App Store official

Google has confirmed that its Google Wave tool will come bundled with its own application store. The online real-time collaborating tool will allow developers to market their own apps within the store, while Google will (happily) take a share of the revenue.

Currently only available in beta, and with only 600,000 testers worldwide, Wave is a mash-up of online documents, instant messaging and plug-ins for things like Google Maps and Weather that can all be displayed publicly in a "wave".
Source: T3 magazine

Update: BTW, I'm on Google Wave. Look me up!

Tracking Facebook and the Facebook Platform for Developers and Marketers

Inside Facebook is an interesting site that tries to uncover trends and facts from world-wide Facebook usage...

Hootsuite: "What’s Think of it as your social network glue.
A account lets you send a single update to multiple networks simultaneously: Facebook, Wordpress, MySpace, LinkedIn, and more. And now you’re able to send those updates through HootSuite to take advantage of scheduling, clickthrough stats, and all the sweet goodness HootSuite has to offer."

I knew it was coming and now I think it's here :) I'll be testing it soon.

Twitter to Launch Business Tools

Maps+Books mash-up: Why didn't anyone think of this before?

Readers can browse sample book pages and click on highlighted locations, which then display satellite images along with relevant info, audio or video. The developer says OnScene is the "bridge" between the novel and digital media. He hopes the convergence can capture a younger demographic of book worms...Or how about walking along the path of the book's prima character in historic novels?!? Da vinci code "walk-throughs" or Carcasonne and so on... genius!

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Build A Book On Facebook With Blurb

Everyone has a digicam these days, but not everyone has a good picture of a certain subject. What if you could get together with anyone and let them contribute (with credits!) a picture to you and your great idea for a photo project?
Now you can! Facebook and Blurb have combined forces to let anyone cooperate with 50+ million other Facebook members to create new and innovative photo projects with the Blurb GroupBook. Members can make a new project, set subject and guidelines and ask other to contribute photos to their project. Images can be selected by the project owner and put into a printable, sell-able photo book and everyone gets their name mentioned! Perfect example of Creative Commons licensing.

Chris Foss Illustrations and Sci-Fi Art

A set of amazing Sci-Fi book covers and paintings... o_O


NoID tipped on this book: C R Y P T O N O M I C O N. Dunno yet, linkdumping it here for future reference and my readers ;) Read the excerpt on the website... (y)