Stewart Butterfield on Flickr (11 tags)
Not even a year old and still in beta, Flickr is a revolutionary photo storage, sharing, and organization application boasting roughly 270,000 members. Richard Koman catches Flickr CEO Stewart Butterfield for a few words on what has made Flickr so revolutionary and where it may be headed.
Introducing del.icio.us (9 tags)
Matt Biddulph introduces del.icio.us, the social bookmarks manager, by showing us how to interact with it programmatically via Python.
What Is Web 2.0 (9 tags)
Defining just what Web 2.0 means (the term was first coined at a conference brainstorming session between O'Reilly and MediaLive International, which also spawned the Web 2.0 Conference), still engenders much disagreement. Some decry it as a meaningless marketing buzzword, while others have accepted it as the new conventional wisdom. Tim O'Reilly attempts to clarify just what we meant by Web 2.0, digging into what it means to view the Web as a platform and which applications fall squarely under its purview, and which do not.
In-Room Chat as a Social Tool (7 tags)
This fall, I hosted a two-day brainstorming session for 30 or so people on the subject of social software. In addition to the usual "sit around a big table and talk to each other" format, we set up an in-room chat channel accessible over the WiFi network which created a two-channel experience -- a live conversation in the room, and an overlapping real-time text conversation.
Using Mobile Phones to Model Complex Social Systems (6 tags)
The very nature of mobile phones makes them ideal vehicles to study individuals and organizations. Nathan Eagle describes the Reality Mining project, underway at MIT's Media Lab, which collects information from the phones of 100 human subjects at MIT to show how the use of mobile phones can model complex social systems. Nathan will be discussing this project in more depth at O'Reilly's Where 2.0 Conference.