Identity Web 2.0 Expo Talk

Giving my talk at Web 2.0 was an interesting for a few reasons.

Firstly I tried to really step out and talk about what is next for identity and where the problem issues are looking forward assuming people knew about the past. I How to think about what we do in terms of people and community? How do we things with Identity for people in groups not just about ‘them’ in this user-centric but isolated. To articulate this I wrote what I hope is the heart of a great article that gets at where we are now with the identity layer, where we could go. This is the first two pages of the PDF. (yes doc it is a PDF and I will work on an HTML version).

Secondly, the audience was not who I expected. I thought this was the regular ‘tech crowd’ I meet often. Instead it was people coming from big companies trying to figure out this web 2.0 stuff and people buidling things who travelled a long way to be here. Not really who I typically think of in the O’Reilly scene. So for all of you who wanted ‘the download’ about all the identity ‘bits’ the basics of all that on the third and forth pages of this PDF.

I learned from this experience and I have had two opportunities to really be on stage at O’Reilly events in the past two months and I learned quite a bit from both of them.

Looking forward I am going to be working on some core content to speak with ‘completely’ normal and somewhat technically literate people about identity. I am also going to be practicing these talks more regularly.

I also have thoughts about what is next in terms of the problems that the identity community needs to address and can address moving forward. This is where the opportunity lies if you are an enterpriser, venture person or coder. These opportunities and issues are deeper then code and money stepping into the heart of what it means to be human in the networked world. What we do now on the web in relationship to this REALLY MATTERS.

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How do you validate who you are?

This story was just posted on Slashdot and raises interesting questions about how we determine how we determine who someone is in relationship to digital content.

“A fifteen year old from Perth, Australia, posed as an employee of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, demanding that YouTube remove hundreds of video clips of ‘The Chasers War on Everything.’ The amusing part is that The Chaser is a comedy company well known to perpetrate exactly this sort of prank.”

Museums and the Web presentation

I was asked by Jennifer Trant to come speak on the closing plenary for Museums and the Web. Here is the talk I am giving.

I didn’t go to a whole lot of the conference but what I did see on Thursday covered three talks on Tagging and the issues that managing digital content in relationship to museum collections raises.

Tagging and Searching – serendipity and museum collection databases by Sebastian Chan, Australia.

When is a terracotta hut urn like a sailor’s deck-log?: Meaning instantiated across virtual boundaries. Richard Smiraglia, USA

Personalized Museum Experience: The Rijksmuseum Use Case
Lora Aroyo, Rogier Brussee, Peter Gorgels, Lloyd Rutledge, Natalia Stash, Yiwen Wang, The Netherlands.

Finding Friday Feast from Marcia

I found Marcia Conner’s Blog because she linked to me in a Friday Feast Question asking if she had ever met a blogging friend in person. I scrolled down her blog and found the answers the friday feast weekly. I clicked through and found list of interesting questions that come out every friday. I might try answer them some fridays now.

Last Friday’s questions were:

When you were a child, which crayon color was your favorite?

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest), how likely would you be to change jobs if it required you to move?

Take all the numbers in your birthday and your phone number and add them up, one by one. What’s the total?

Main Course
Have you ever “re-gifted” anything? If so, what was it and who did you pass it on to?

Name something you need from the store.