VocabWatch – Bliki

I haven’t done this in a while but i am going to start “Vocab Watching” again. Highlighting the crazy new words that get made to describe stuff in this ever changing world.

Bliki from Riffs

Bliki is a combination of two popular internet interfaces: blogs and wikis.

A blog is your online journal. A wiki is an application that allows users to modify any portion of a document. A Bliki is a combination of these two things—the community, including you, decides on the content for any given item, whose reviews are the best, what things or topics are the most important to riff about, and how those riffs should be organized and annotated.

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sxoring at BlgoON.

I continue on my road trip and landed in I landed in NY last night. I went to a really noisy blogging evening and left. Dick was there talking to Mary (that is his hand).
He is here presenting SXORE that debuted at Web 2.0. I think this is a great step in the right direction to save the blogosphere from spam. We need more tools like it. The little bit of the demo that I saw at web2.0 showed a great design and a lot of thought into the user interface. I am really glad that Dick and Sxip are part of the identity conversation because figuring out the UI in this new emerging set of identity offerings will be critical to success.

I have seen the possibility of a tool like this for a while because my sense it that right now companies are very hesitant to let someone else handle authentication to their primary ‘login’ (the login that a blogger uses to blog on their blog). But they are willing for the sake of the social value it brings and the easy of moving around the blogosphere let a decentralized network handle ‘secondary’ login to comment. I hope that others join the party in this space with tools and that there is an openness to let users choose which form of identifier they want to use.

Web 2.0 round up …

Web 2.0 was fun. The acoustics sucked (we had to yell to talk to each other at breaks the venue was sooo maxed out). The coolest things were:
Zimbra – The open source collaboration suite.
Transparensee – Discovery Search Engine that sorts results as you move little sliders.
Wink – The social search engine.
zvents – Discover events in your neighborhood.

Attention Trust – You Own: Yourself; Your data; Your attention.

Your Rights: When you give your attention to sites that adhere to the AttentionTrust, these rights are guaranteed.

Property: You own your attention and can store it wherever you wish. You have CONTROL.

Mobility: You can securely move your attention wherever you want whenever you want to. You have the ability to TRANSFER your attention.

Economy: You can pay attention to whomever you wish and receive value in return. Your attention has WORTH.

Transparency: You can see exactly how your attention is being used. You can DECIDE who you trust.

Dumbest thing said on the stage:
Bary Diller dismissed the idea that citizens with blogs and video editing software were major threats to the entertainment industry. “There is not that much talent in the world,” Diller said. “There are very few people in very few closets in very few rooms that are really talented and can’t get out.” “People with talent and expertise at making entertainment products are not going to be displaced by 1,800 people coming up with their videos that they think are going to have an appeal.” (this is excerted from Andreas Duss)

To top it off it was Echoed by Vinod Khosla the next day. I guess the big boys don’t really get it – it is like . The cool kids do so…watch out.

Reminds me of this story about denial that I just read in FAST COMPANY (one of my FAVORITE magazines)

Jon Wilkins had just finished telling a room of 100 or so of his peers that their industry is institutionally incapable of giving clients the smartest ideas. How ad agencies and media agencies that decide where ads run are built like factories, focused on one output (and that output is their handcuff). How a new model needs to emerge, one that can provide unbiased advice to marketers.

“You’re saying everything’s changing and it’s not.”

Before Wilkins could respond, one of his clients intercepted the challenge. “I used to kid myself I wasn’t going bald,” said Mark Finney, the clearly hairless head of media for Orange, Europe’s third-largest wireless carrier. “I’d pull my hair forward, I’d cover it over this way, I’d look in the mirror and think, It’s never going to happen to me. Then suddenly I started realizing I looked really stupid. . . . I hate to say it, but Jon’s right and you’re wrong. You’re covering your baldness, and at a certain point, you’re going to look stupid.”

Future Assertion of Note:
Mary Meeker talked about the future of looking for stuff.
Search, Find, and Obtain so that there will be little difference between Marketing, Advertising and Selling.
Her presentation is full of numbers worth checking out.

Acquisitions of Note:
Weblogs Inc was bought by AOL (the deal closed in July just announced though)
Upcoming.org was bought by Yahoo

Alliance of Note:
Sun – Google (comments by Johnathan CEO of Sun)

Rumor of note:
Microsoft buying AOL
Notably Absent:
Discussion of the open source platforms like Drupal that are major parts of Web 2.0 (the people collaborating) and the communities of developers and small businesses around them. I guess cause they are open source and they don’t have thousands to shell out the Tim and John they don’t rate. Hopefully we can do a conference with the cool kids building open source ecologies.

Live from Accelerating Change – DataTao, i-name Cell phone

I am blogging from the soon to be open Accelerating Change Conference.

Andy gave me a ride down here and we talked about the announcement last week of DataTao.

DataTao is going to be an interoperable data hub for user controlled data. DataTao is primarily about programmatic access to an individual’s data and only has as much UI as is needed to richly support its base functionality.

So why do I call it an ‘interoperable’ data hub? That’s because DataTao is designed to act as a bridge between many of the current identity protocols. While DataTao will provide storage for people that don’t have their data stored and available from elsewhere, its main purpose is to consume and forward data from its authoritative source(s).

It is my opinion that DataTao is a necessary and required next step in the evolution of the DataWeb. While DataTao by itself is NOT a compelling application it is a needed piece of infrastructure. It will hopefully encourage and enable people to build internet 2.0 applications and maximize the leverage of those already built.

In order to drive adoption DataTao will provide some Apps that use the DataWeb for persistence in conjunction with the DataTao launch. These apps have not been finalized yet but will likely include Exchange and Mac Mail integration (Self updating address books) as well as a rich interface for person to person profile information sharing (i-share).

I got to meet Ajay of AmSoft for the first time and see the i-names being used on the a cell phone. This is push to communicate asserting preferred mode of communication.

* Choice
* Privacy
* Control

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Buzz-Phraser 2.0

I just found a great post about Nathan Torkington creator of odio.us the Gateway to Web 2.0 Riches. Just go there and scroll up and down the Web 2.0 elevator pitches. The are really funny. I bet you he gets a lot of them these days as the producer of OSCON.

The original Buzz-Phraser 1.3 has three languages – TechnoLatin, CollaboLain and IdentoLatin. Hopefully it will be helpful for all those coming up with cool talks for us at the Internet Identity Summit.

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