Web 2-0

Friend Overload

With so many friends to follow online 24/7 you best automate the process. A human brain cannot digest the information input anyway. Wherever you look there is one more firehose of semistructured Firehosecontent flow opening up, FriendFeed [go try it] being one of the less useful IMHO. Brian Solis tries to solve the overflow with MySocial 24x7. I install, I try - if I need additional plug-ins and software to manage the newly won information, how much additional benefit and insight can I gain? In every productive environment, there is a point where additional entities no longer produce any valid output (Grenznutzen [marginal use / maginal utility (Wikipedia)] - and we are fast getting to the point in social communication, where it is best to lean back and watch entropy take its course.

Web 2.0 Expo 2.0

With the second instantiation of Web 2.0 Expo coming to San Fran this week, the Everything 2.0 is ready for a big showdown. It's big, it's fun, it's real, it's more 2.0 than ever. And everybody will ask themselves - and if they are courageous enough to admit their curiosity also others - will all ask themselves the same question: "What is behind this curtain?". There will be no Web 3.0 as much as there never was a Web 1.0 - but that's not a lot to look forward to. So what's next? Media and technology don't develop on straight lines and we should expect something completely unexpected.

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Laurie Anderson: Born, Never Asked on Big Science

It was a large room. Full of people. All kinds And they had all arrived at the same building at more or less the same time.

And they were all free.

And they were all asking themselves the same question You were born. And so you're free. So happy birthday.