I have said before that unless we have some tools in place, the semantic web will be dead on arrival. So, instead of just complaining about it, I will start with listing the ideas that I think are needed. I hope to contribute to the development of some of this in the near future as… Read More What is needed for the semantic web to take off?
ReadWriteWeb has an interesting overview of the types of semantic web applications. I will not try to explain the various types, as that is handled better in the article itself. However, I would like to look at some of the applications that were mentioned in the article. I will not be discussing the actual formats… Read More Semantic Web Tools Lacking
As a software engineer, this question comes up fairly often “Should you specialize in a technology”. Right now the question is there because the large number of Java developers are wondering whether they should learn Ruby or Groovy. For those asking the Ruby or Groovy question, yes learn one of them. Learning is always important,… Read More Should You Specialize in a Technology?
Website valuations are fun to play with. Some of the valuations are absolutely ridiculous. About a month ago, I had written about the rumors of Bebo selling for $1 billion. Now we have heard that Bebo was actually bought for $750 million, and Meebo is trying to sell themselves for $250 million. So, in order… Read More Meebo, Bebo and AOL, Oh My!
Accidentally, I have created a series of posts based on the pending content war article I had written. So I have already posted my review of personalized homepage services, and a short post regarding a review of the lifestreaming services. Now that Alltop has been launched I can complete the series with a comparison of… Read More Alltop is the top: A News Aggregator Review
I was planning on writing this spectacular review on social aggregation and lifestreaming services. Instead, I found this article today that does a better job than I would have done. The reason for the interest is because there is a lot of funding being thrown around, specifically at FriendFeed and others. As the review states,… Read More Are You Lifestreaming Yet?
In my quest for simplifying my “internet experience” I have realized that it will be a difficult process. To start, I wanted to try some of the personalized homepage services. TechCrunch has an article about the few that matter. So I decided that was a good enough place to start. I also talked about these… Read More Which Personalized Homepage Should You Use?
Recently, there was a guest post on Problogger regarding whether blogs have killed conventional websites. Thankfully, the answer is a simple no. Blogs have filled the space of simple personal expression that was so difficult in the early stages of the web. Most people do not know HTML, nor do they care to learn about… Read More Is Twitter killing blogs?
There was an interesting article on ReadWriteWeb on Monday 3/3 regarding whether developer APIs are a good idea. Given that APIs are “all the rage”, I found it to be an interesting topic. The article also has some very good observations: Offering an API is a great way to make developer friends and developing for… Read More Are APIs a good thing?
In technology, boring is normally necessary. Sexy technology is what everyone wants to talk about and work on. In the corporate world, there is a lot of boring going on. Administrative applications are not complicated, and typically use standard methods and proven technologies. Given that, boring probably makes the world go round. This is why… Read More Data portability may be boring, but boring is necessary