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I have an odd mental relationship with my former employer. Clearly, I wouldn’t have worked there for three and a half years if I didn’t care about the product and the community. But then, I wouldn’t have left if I really wanted to see that commitment through.
Earlier this month we added stars in search so that you can easily mark and rediscover your favorite websites. Today we’re debuting lists in Google Bookmarks, an experimental new feature that helps you easily share those sites with friends. Bookmarks are a great way to keep track of your favorite content across the web and we want to help you share them with your friends. To use lists, visit Google Bookmarks at google.com/bookmarks or by clicking “Manage all” in your Google Toolbar. From there, select the links you want to share and click “Copy to list.”
A lot was announced at Twitter’s Chirp conference yesterday. Whether you missed it or you just want to make sure that something important didn’t pass you by, here’s our list of all the essential news from the event, with links to read more about each. The big stuff Twitter is taking geolocation to the next level and will associate tweets with specific landmarks . Rather than just a grid reference, it could identify that there are tweets coming from named restaurant, bar, park etc. Read more details and read our analysis From next quarter, metadata will be able to added to tweets.
Since launching the Google Apps Marketplace in March, Google Apps administrators have deployed integrated third party apps to more than one million users, and today we're excited to build on this momentum with the launch of a new Gmail API that lets Marketplace apps present relevant information to users right in Gmail, when they’re reading a message. Contextual gadgets in Gmail – like YouTube, Google Docs and Picasa previews – intelligently display relevant information from other systems as you read your email, so you can be more efficient without leaving your inbox. Starting today, third party developers can build Gmail contextual gadgets and distribute them in the Google Apps Marketplace. These gadgets can display information from social networks, business services, web applications and other systems, and users can interact with that data right within Gmail. Contextual gadgets are yet another example how the power of the web can outpace traditional business technology .
“Oh mon dieu, Facebook fait du web sémantique, mais c’est horrible !” se sont écriés à la fois le gros newbe du web et Alex Iskold, CEO de la startup très sémantique et bientôt disparu: GetGlue . Le gros newbe du web dit que c’est horrible car il pense que Facebook va l’espionner pour revendre ses informations aux chinois du FBI. Et Alex Iskold dit que c’est horrible car il vient de jeter un oeil au code de Facebook et c’est moins beau que ce qu’il a développé en 4 ans, avec $6 M .
The quickened pace of content production and distribution have created a stream of information that we have trouble focusing our attention on, much less our intention. Establishing (indeed, re-establishing) a true Web of Intent will require different interaction with the stream, one that insists on active participation and creative work, rather than passive consumption. A Web of Intent is a participatory web: a web where we’re active consumers of content. Webs of Intent are an extension of the remix culture that has emerged. Intention is actually taking action, expending some energy or effort to do something. Intention is a lot more expensive, cognitively speaking, than merely attending.
When my partners and I joined MySpace, we were lucky enough to be at the leading edge of the social revolution that changed how we use the Internet. A new groundswell is coming, transforming the web once again: the personal revolution. Information Overload Today, we live in a world where we’re constantly overwhelmed by information.