Google and partners (including LinkedIn, Hi5, Friendster, Ning and others) are launching a new open API for interfacing with Social Networks. I'm not going to go into it too much because plenty of people have written about it already but I'll give a few comments. If you're looking for one blog to read to get … Continue reading Is OpenSocial the beginning of the end for Facebook?
I had an interesting discussion with Brian Kelly (from UKOLN) earlier and he alerted me to an article in The Independent from last week entitled "Networking sites: Professors - keep out". As I will be speaking at the forthcoming "Exploiting The Potential Of Blogs And Social Networks" event next month I was interested to see … Continue reading Fear of Facebook?!
The BBC News website is 10 years old. I remember some of the Beeb's early forays online such as the Politics 97 site. Looking at it now you wouldn't have imagined that the BBC would become one of the most visited websites in the world!
A List Apart published the findings of their annual survey of web people a couple of weeks ago and I've only just had time to read through the lengthy document. It's well worth a read for any web professional and they've also published anonymous data so you can crunch your own stats but they've got … Continue reading Web Design Survey 2007
Last night I attended a talk by Christophe Gobel and Kim someone-who's-name-I-don't-remember jointly organised by the IET and the BCS on IPTV. I've never been to an IET/BCS talk before but since a) the topic sounded fairly interesting and b) it was a bit of a family get together - both parents and brother work(ed) … Continue reading IET.tv: video sharing for techies
For many the Content Management System is the Holy Grail of development. A single system that looks after your users, manages workflow, controls permissions and produces a consistent design across the site would be fantastic. So with this goal in mind many companies and institutions go looking for a CMS. And there are many to … Continue reading CMS: Friend of Foe?
I'm currently working on some project plans for our website. We have undertaken a project, along with Corporate Marketing, to bring together all of our communications under the same umbrella (same design, theme etc). In theory the concept is great, we'll be working with some great creatives and it gives us an opportunity to really … Continue reading Where to stop?!
We've been running a Jabber/XMPP server here for a few months now and with it being part of the new GO portal it's probably about time to say a little bit more about it. Technical Services have been dealing with the roll out of the client to desktop machines and I've been looking after the … Continue reading Get more from go.talk
Since Google announced Gears in May there's been little concrete news on what's going to be offline enabled next. On Friday, Google released a technical demonstration of putting Blogger offline using the new API. Nice, but make with the good stuff Google! Writing blog entries in a text editor while offline isn't too much trouble … Continue reading Google shift up a Gear
I've just noticed Google has a different format for grouping a set of links under one result - when searching for Edge Hill University for example. They've been doing this kind of thing for a while but not in the two column format and I don't know what Google calls this format so can't search … Continue reading New Google quick links format?