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The screen of the future

I’ve seen something like this before, but now Microsoft has mad it really worked out and usable. Look forward to playing with one of these, I wonder what kind of games they’ll have for it – imagine a fight game where you directly control the body parts of the fighter!

Touch screen technology of the future

August 27, 2007 at 10:13 am 1 comment

Did you know 2.0 – Shift Happens

A new presentation about how the internet changes our world.

July 19, 2007 at 8:17 am Leave a comment

Teddy bears turned inside out

There is currently an exhibition running by artist Kent Rogowski, where he has turned teddy bears inside out. The results are just stunning.
Tuby Teddy
Found on Boing Boing, of all places.

July 16, 2007 at 1:34 pm 2 comments

Get invites to Web 2.0 betas

Want to try out new stuff like Pownce but can’t seem to get hold of an invitation? Here’s the solution for you: InviteShare

It’s a fairly simple service, but does the job perfectly. Go to the site and register. Then browse the various betas that are being serviced – pownce, spock, myskitch, mint, etc. and add your name to the list. One thing this service does lack, however, is About links for each of the services. So if you want to be adventurous and try something you don’t know, you might end up rating pet pictures or something.

July 15, 2007 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

The Jet Set show

These guys ‘n gals are well in tune with what’s going on online, and they present it in a weekly five-minute film. Here’s this week’s:

You can also check out their website.

July 4, 2007 at 9:10 am 1 comment

Linkedin + Facebook= Face-off or Linkbook?

Linkedin recently announced that they will open up their platform for developers to create a Facebook application, and to become more interactive. Will both platforms start flowing into each other, and thereby make one obsolete? If this would be the case, Facebook would probably be the winner because of its broader scope (see TechCrunch).

Do we actually want the two to become one? It could be handy to only have to log into one social networking site, but do we only have or need one social network? Facebook – for me in any case – is all about hooking up with mates and old friends, staying in touch and interacting loosely, getting to know the friends of friends, writing silly stuff on each other’s walls. The profiles are in many case personal and somewhat private. Linkedin is more professionally oriented, serving as an online cv, a job network, a way to see what your friends and peers are up to professionally. It’s the same issue as inviting your boss to your birthday party, or introducing your family to your colleagues: I don’t necessarily need all of my Facebook friends to be Linkedin connections, and not all of my Linkedin connections need to be my Facebook friends.

If anything, there should be a Facebook app that allows you to add your friends to your Linkedin network, and Linkedin itself should become more interactive (see the interesting article by Alex Iskold in January) so you can meet strangers from other networks (like in those Facebook groups dedicated to Linkedin). I believe the two can coexist peacefully and blend into each other to a certain extent. The main challenge for Linkedin will be to create functionality to stay ahead of the competition – not just Facebook but also MySpace and local professional networks.

What do you think about this? Do you use Facebook and/or Linkedin in a different way?

More articles about this can be found on Read/Write web and Mashable.

June 26, 2007 at 3:03 pm 5 comments

YouTube goes local

It was announced yesterday that YouTube will be launching localized sites in Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, UK, and the U.S.. Main goal is ‘to promote access’.

I can’t help but wonder if this will do the service good; there is certainly something to say for localized site controls, but won’t the content get diluted over the different sites? And won’t it become hard to watch all that great Japanese stuff?

June 20, 2007 at 8:50 am 2 comments

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