IF YOU NEED to see a mermaid right now, point yourself directly to Alberich Mathews' photostream.. If you want to see mermaids swimming in Ireland, park yourself along the Kerry coastline in rural Ireland. Mermaids swim at flickr.com/photos/alberich/sets/1477911/ in the "Sous la Mer" set of photos. Photo copyright by Alberich Mathews with all rights reserved.
IN A TOTALLY clueless move, Comedy Central have served take-down requests to YouTube. This kind of slavish attention to copyright attorneys made sense in an unwired era. Today, millions of Comedy Central fans came to the network production through the internet, not the other way around. The network today is the internet, not the broadcast transmitters. Surely Comedy Central understands that fact.
I LIKE VOX because it makes easy aggregation out of educast snippets. As Marc Canter notes, it's the easiest way to contact Barak and Anil. I don't care if some people don't see it as part of a grand master plan. They often don't understand the granularity of the privacy controls on Vox. You can hide nearly everything from view, item by item, so readers often never know anything's missing.
Father Sullivan was being honored at his retirement dinner after 30 years in the parish. A leading local politician and member of the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and give a little speech at the dinner. However, the politician was delayed, so the priest decided to say his own words while they waited.
"I got my first impression of the parish from the very first confession I heard here. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set and, when questioned by the police, was able to lie his way out of it. He had stolen money from his parents, embezzled from his employer, had an affair with his boss's wife, taken illegal drugs, and gave VD to his girlfriend. I was appalled. However, as the days went on I knew that my people were not all like that and I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people"
Just as the priest finished his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies at being late. He immediately began to make the presentation and gave his talk. "I'll never forget the first day Father Sullivan arrived," said the politician. "In fact, I had the honor of being the very first one to go to him in confession."
Moral: Never arrive late for a listening audience.
AFTER RAY OZZIE demonstrated how Live Clipboard makes the web as exciting as it was on the first day when I "viewed source", I started thinking the same thing that many in the communitysuspected for some time. I think Internet Explorer 8 will support microformats.
Chris Wilson, the platform architect for IE, says "Mash-ups will continue to drive innovation. Componentization and semantic tagging of data will be supported. Microformats add meaning to content in HTML.”
YOUTUBE shows a subtle redesign today (i.e., revised logo, red buttons on videos, channels now green, groups now orange). Social filters move from the top to the left gutter. A footer contains quick links. Perhaps the most valuable enhancement are advanced stats that display inbound links.
PEOPLE AGGREGATOR pulls together elements of digital identities in easy-to-import styles that you can use to interact with electronic social networks. As James Corbettr says, this aggregation is part of a movement to abstract "everything to the cloud, moving away from the isolated desktop and onto the social webtop. Whether it's MySpace, MyBlog, MyStartPage, MySocialNetwork, MySecondLife, MyPortal, MyAgent, MyProxy or MyIdentity, its all converging towards a shared representation of our digital selves".
WHENEVER we review outstanding digital experiences, we pull Kevin Mullet's 2.6 MB whitepaper from the bookshelf. It's written in 2003 and its take on engaging digital experiences in the Experience Economy is the business.
Kevin Mullet -- "The Essence of Rich Internet Applications" David Armano -- "Humanizing the Digital Experience"