WSJ -- It's a best seller--the 9/11 report--written by a Commission that says we need more bureaucrats, but what we need is more spooks. Cladia Rosett -- "The Real World" Amazon Sales Rank Number One -- "The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States" ISBN 0393326713 Audible -- "The 9/11 Commission's Final Report" for sale ($9.95). x_ref350
MOBHAILE -- After immersing in the way-Alpha Sharepoint-driven Mobhaile, I think it's actually Microsoft Sharepoint trying to be a wiki that is flogged as community webware. Most of its early adopters cannot spell either "mobhaile" or "wiki" and as Elizabeth Albrycht so appropriately puts it, they certainly won't be ready for the wiki approach to information management. As David Smith notes, this is not an unusual problem.
MICROPERSUASION -- If you want to push a message out to active listeners, you need to take a page from Steve Rubel who listens to his RSS readers. It's a natural progression from first-generation Website developers who listened to their referrers. We need to listen to RSS news aggregation because traditional mass-mailings are dead. Ask Seth Godin, the super-permission mailer. We need the world to embrace news aggregators as “Tivo for the Web.”
ALL CONSUMING -- If Presidential elections were won with reading lists, the Bush Administration will be short-lived. I ask All Consuming for a read-out from a month ago (it takes around a month for the dust to settle) and if we assume summertime reading is what's being brought on holiday, the Bush camp will begin feeling some questions about its approach to foreign policy. Every page turned in books that question "politics of exceptionalism" could be a slippage in the polls.
TIPPERARY -- We plan to support the Mobhaile programme by offering short courses in web writing to members of the community from the local area. To be the best helper, I'm plunging into a Mobhaile editing session, conducted by South Tipperary County Council.
FURL -- I use askSam to scrape and save documents, Web pages, and interesting material. It's interesting to have a server-side option in FURL because you can see a lot of commonly saved stuff that people harvest while browsing. I cannot imagine how they can keep this a free service.
MICHAEL HYATT -- Yahoo finds 61,400 pages of "PowerPoint Resources but doesn't list Michael Hyatt's commentary among the Top 10--although it should be. If you use PowerPoint on the job, you should give yourself some training in how to squeeze more out of the presentation program. I tend to use PowerPoint as an outliner and my students use it both as a note taker and a study guide. There are things I could do to enhance my Powerpointing and I've made a quick listing of new ground I must explore. Fortunately, many of the sites on the list have RSS feeds so my learning curve will be accelerated.
CLONMEL -- We teach "personalcasting" in the multimedia degree programme when colleges learn how to set up an international feed. In successive years, they learn how group blogs work, produce their own syndicated content, then storyboard rich media items for audio and video output. As JD Lasica notes in his upcoming book Darknet, "To be a real-time video journalist, all you need is a blog, a camcorder, and a laptop with WiFi."