1. David Weinberger on his birds of a feather at etech:
Ask why tagging is happening now. After all, we’ve been able to tag Word documents forever, but we don’t. Why now? I think in part it’s because we are tagging not just for ourselves. We’re doing it socially, aware that we’re making the Web better for others. Together we’re building a new infrastructure of meaning, created by and for one another. We will figure out amazing things to do with this new social semantic construct.
More and more, the social aspects of these tools are what is really starting to floor me. I’ll have much more along these lines in the near future as I’ve been mulling over a collaborative project for this community for quite some time. But when I talk about Wikipedia and think about the potential, I am seriously in awe of what this could become. Later, David quotes Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales as saying “Social collaboration is the future of the Net.” A-men.
2. The new A9. (Note to self: Carve out at least an hour to play with this.)
4. A list of wikified books. (Note: There is a theme here…)
5. The del.icio.us screencast. (Note: Screencasting is cool. Much cooler than podcasting. But will it scale?)
6. Kids today:
Coming home from school, my daughter launches into IM to check in with her friends, and not just from her school, either. She chats with her grade school teachers, a friend in Chile and a few people from neighboring schools. Keeping her chat sessions open, she checks her blog on LiveJournal.com, which is only open to a select list. She usually adds a post about the day, reads other blogs (LiveJournal and DeadJournal) and then, to my surprise, she opens up email. In email she reads the responses that have been forwarded to her from people who have read her blog and don’t want others to read their responses.
7. The “Listen/Record Web?”
The amound of exceptional thinking and writing out there is inspiring…