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The Larry King of Blog Interviews?

The Larry King of Blog Interviews?

Nothing like a Slashdotting to bring out the warm fuzzies. Marc and Lucas both have nice things to say about my interviewing style:

Marc: “The process is fascinating – an interview where you get to decide what’s talked about, an intelligent discourse happens at your pace and you even get to read it before it’s published.

This the way Interviews…

Joel’s Best Software Essays of 2004

Joel’s Best Software Essays of 2004

UPDATE 6/11/04: I decided to nominate The Fractal
Blogosphere and Evolution of Corporate Web Sites for the Best Software Essays of 2004 book that Joel Spolsky is editing. If you enjoyed either one of those articles, please leave a comment on Joel’s discussion board to support my nominations. Click here to second my Fractal nomination, or here to…

Interview with Lucas Gonze of Webjay

Interview with Lucas Gonze of Webjay

Welcome to the first in a very special series of Web 2.0 interviews I’m
conducting on Read/Write Web. My goal is to
interview at least half a dozen people in the Web community who are building or shaping
Web 2.0 – i.e. the Web as
Platform.

My first guest is Lucas Gonze, creator of the
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) web application Webjay. Lucas was an
early…

Us and Them

Us and Them

This is about as political as I’ll get here on Read/Write Web, but I couldn’t resist posting this cartoon by fellow kiwi Tom Scott. It also reminds me of the Getting paid for blogging controversy that is polarizing bloggers right now. For the record, I think it’s a worthy experiment by Marc Canter… why does everything have to be so binary?

Web 2.0 book idea update / Moneyball review

Web 2.0 book idea update / Moneyball review

This post doubles as an update of my writing goals and a short review of
Michael Lewis’ book Moneyball. First, my goals. Lately on Read/Write Web, I’ve been
exploring options for my future. eBooks and Knowledge Management
storywriting are a couple of things I’ve been researching. And one thing I passionately wrote about on this
blog was the…

Top Ten Blog Post Titles I Want To Use

Top Ten Blog Post Titles I Want To Use

It’s Friday afternoon where I live, so time for a less serious post. There’s an art to
creating good weblog post titles and most of the time I craft my post titles after
I’ve written the post. However some post titles are just too good NOT to use, because
they’re witty or amusingly cliched or just downright memorable! Here’s a list of blog
post…

Blogging as Marketplace and Ecology

Blogging as Marketplace and Ecology

Jason Kottke wrote today
that the blogging revolution will be commercialized. He said that “out of Technorati’s
top 100 most-linked weblogs, only 16 don’t feature advertising or are otherwise
noncommercial.” NB: he had some provisos on who in the top 100 really qualifies as a
blog.

There are a lot of issues to consider in Jason’s post and the only…

Feedburner and Blog-Centered Stats

Feedburner and Blog-Centered Stats

As a follow-up to my previous post, I decided to take the plunge and sign up with Feedburner (hat tip to Cristian!). Feedburner is a third-party service
that generates an enhanced RSS feed for you. What’s enhanced about it? For starters it
enables you to track RSS statistics for all RSS Aggregators (not just Bloglines).
Feedburner does much more…

Bloglines Subscriber Stats Redux

Bloglines Subscriber Stats Redux

Remember my post 3 months ago that analysed Bloglines subscriber stats? Well I thought I’d review the numbers. You can blame Seb Paquet for this 😉 Why? Because he’s just posted something on his weblog for the first time in over 3 months, which got me thinking about how his time away from blogging affected his stats. It turns out his Bloglines…

The Role of Storywriters in Organisations

The Role of Storywriters in Organisations

After my Dave Snowden grokking last week, I’ve been reading up on storytelling in KM. Bill Ives has some fantastic reading on this subject and I intend to read Steve Denning too. I was thinking this morning about how people have different niches and specialist talents. For example, I’m a better writer than I am a programmer or designer. And there…

C For Content

C For Content

Last night I proclaimed we’re in a Content Renaissance and this morning, what do I stumble across but a bunch of articles saying the very same thing! It’s either a case of ‘great minds think alike’, or there really is a content renaissance happening. 🙂 For example, Robert Scoble wrote a rah-rah article about “the content-creation trend that’s…

Content Renaissance On The Web

Content Renaissance On The Web

Is it just me, or is CONTENT making a comeback on the Web? I’ve been reading a lot of
the Web 2.0 blogging and I sense,
even from across the other side of the world, that the Web is entering another bubble of
optimism. Frankly, I wish I was over in America soaking it up. I’ve been thinking of a
plan to bring that to fruition… I want to write a…

Third Generation Knowledge Management

Third Generation Knowledge Management

This post could be sub-titled “Grokking Dave Snowden”, because that’s how I felt after
reading this PDF file from AOK
(Association of Knowledgework). The PDF features extracts from a proposed AOK book entitled Stars Of The
New Order: What They’re Telling Business Leaders. The chapter that got my attention
was chapter 13: Third Generation…

Shhh, Don’t Tell The Users!

Shhh, Don’t Tell The Users!

I love this extract from a Web 2.0 workshop about Enterprise social software, as blogged by Denise Howell:

Ross Mayfield (SocialText) and Michael Pusateri (Disney) are discussing using SocialText (and blogs and wikis in general) in business. Michael works for the television/ABC arm of Disney, and they’re using SocialText. He has a great point: how…

Content Platforms

Content Platforms

People have been talking recently about all the different buckets they drop
their content into. Especially in this world of decentralized web services we
live in today (Internet as
Platform and all that…). We have a wide variety of specialist content
services to choose from – e.g. Flickr and del.icio.us.
It’s all microcontent and so long as we…

Why Yahoo! + RSS = Good Thing

Why Yahoo! + RSS = Good Thing

I’ve been reading up on Yahoo!’s decision to add RSS feeds to the mix of content they provide on the My Yahoo! portal. The decision for them is all about enhancing their strategy for users to put all their Web content “in one place” – their place. It’s the same old Portal strategy that was so popular on the Web in the mid-90’s, but which very few…

Semantic Web is a Program

Semantic Web is a Program

Slashdot pointed to a new Tim Berners-Lee interview about the Semantic Web. While on face value it’s YASWI by Sir Tim (Yet Another Semantic Web Interview), there are some great quotes in this one. e.g.

When asked if the Semantic Web is just a way to automate things that a human would do, Sir Tim replied:

“This is more like giving you a program…

Douglas Coupland – Hey Nostradamus!

Douglas Coupland – Hey Nostradamus!

Douglas Coupland returns to form big-time with
this sensitive and soulful book, Hey
Nostradamus!. Before I get to the review, I’ll go over my
background as a long-time Coupland fan – because it’s especially relevant to my
thoughts on Hey Nostradamus!. I discovered him during the 90’s and he was one of
the quintessential writers of that milieu…

Mobile Web – Watch This Space!

Mobile Web – Watch This Space!

I’ve mentioned that September is Month of Mobility at Read/Write Web, but I haven’t posted about it as much as I wanted to. Why? It’s because the mobile world is mostly new to me, which means I’ve had to batch process a whole bunch of information about it over the past few weeks.

Frankly I’ve been so absorbed in the PC Web over the years, that…

Bit of a Re-design

Bit of a Re-design

I’ve been mucking around with my CSS over the past few days. Gone are the vertical grey lines and greeny colour scheme. I’ve kept the pacific green colour in the site title though, as a keepsake of the old style. Plus that colour is sort of identified with me now and my favicon uses it.

It’s all about the whitespace and I’ve tried to make that…