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links for 13 February 2006

  • I stumbed across this via http://atariboy.wordpress.com/2006/02/12/all-the-web20-you-could-want/
    At first I was thinking – so what… its a static image on Flickr with a bunch of 2.0 terms and buzzwords… but then… as you mouseover, the magic appears… using Flickr’s ‘notes’ function, lots of people have added hyperlinks to the terms in the cloud, creating a rich networked map to an enormous range of key sites and readings associated with Web 2.0
  • A digital communications agency in Berlin.Clients include Siemens and Volkswagen
  • rails against ‘clouds’ (eg. Tag Clouds) as a currently popular visual device, compares to pie charts in terms of lack of clarity.
  • MetaWrap Time Converter, Build 3
    More clever code from James, but this time something even I can play with :) The Time Convertor allows you to easily see what time it is in any city of the world (and includes links to Google Maps. v clever James). Particularly sexy is the way that you can see whether or not it is daylight in any given city (celestial mechanics, I think James said was behind it). The cities also link to their Google Map equivalent. Very nice. I’ve asked James if he can do me one where I can see where ‘business hours’ are still in play to help organise global phone conferences :)
    (tags: application mashup time global)
  1. Careful – this blogging thing can consume you … I get caught up not so much writing my own posts, but reading others’ and commenting there (here?) – that’s why I like CoComment.

  2. Yes, it certainly can be a time vaccuum, this blogging caper. I agree that CoComment is for helping you to keep track of your comments (although, that can also mean more time spent engaging with and watching that discussion involve, when in the past I’d tend to forget to follow up!)

    I’m also finding these newer services like Tech.Memeorandum helpful in getting an overview of what everyone is discussing, although its true that these are quite closed systems and not entirely representative of the blogosphere as a whole.

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