Monday, December 22, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Friend Connect's goal is to facilitate an open social web. Using open standards like OpenID and OAuth, Friend Connect makes it simple for people to instantly interact with one another on the sites that they already love to visit. Additionally, websites that use Friend Connect become OpenSocial containers, capable of running applications created by the OpenSocial developer community.Below is a video introducing Google Friend Connect:
Friday, December 05, 2008
Brief but excellent answers by Jay Cross to six simple questions about doing e-Learning right. Audio of the conversation with more detailed answers is also available.
Why is this a good time to talk about e-learning?
Answer: It isn't. Great, we're off to an excellent start.
Who should you involve when you're starting e-learning?
Everyone, of course.
Which kind of project is good to start with?
Why are you asking me? Ask the business.
How do you get learners engaged?
How about remembering they're people?
Where are the obstacles in implementing e-learning?
It ain't school. Please remember this.
If I've learned one thing about doing e-learning, it's...
'Life's a beta'. At least, that's Microsoft's defence.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
An interesting slideset on Google prepared by FaberNovel, a french consulting firm. The slides addressed some key questions about the company’s future, like why Google won’t be touched by the crisis.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
I'm wondering what's the difference between PLE and PLN, since networking is a major component of PLEs.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
After Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, President Elect Barack Obama's Change.gov is now supporting OpenID to post comments on selected discussions. The site uses the commenting plug-in system Intense Debate; a blog commenting plugin that works on almost every blogging platform. That's a great success for both OpenID and Intense Debate.
Monday, December 01, 2008
Google has launched SearchWiki enabling to rank search results up and down and add comments. The video below shows how SearchWiki works.
SearchWiki is reflecting the four conditions of the Wisdom of Crowds; ie. diversity of opinion, independence, decentralization, and aggregation. According to Google "The changes you make only affect your own searches", however, it's obvious that Google is tapping the wisdom of crowds and their PageRanking algorithm will aggregate the distributed personalized ranking activities to improve the search results.
Google's PageRank is making search better and we all together are making PageRank smarter.