Archive for March, 2004

March 19, 2004

Judith Meskill: Semantically Yours? – The Social Software Weblog (Quoting from an ADTMag article by Rich Seely):
“Semaview Inc., Sukornyk’s Toronto-based start-up, is offering a Semantic Web-based event calendaring application called eventSherpa. It is designed to give individuals and businesses a shareable calendar with the semantic search capabilities envisioned by the W3C. Available as a no-charge download at eventSherpa.com, the calendar allows users to set up business meetings via the Web; it can also search and add everything from sports events to concerts to personal calendars, Sukornyk told XML Report. eventSherpa can also be used to promote business and cultural events by making them more easily searchable.”

March 19, 2004

Judith Meskill: Semantically Yours? – The Social Software Weblog (Quoting from an ADTMag article by Rich Seely):
“Semaview Inc., Sukornyk’s Toronto-based start-up, is offering a Semantic Web-based event calendaring application called eventSherpa. It is designed to give individuals and businesses a shareable calendar with the semantic search capabilities envisioned by the W3C. Available as a no-charge download at eventSherpa.com, the calendar allows users to set up business meetings via the Web; it can also search and add everything from sports events to concerts to personal calendars, Sukornyk told XML Report. eventSherpa can also be used to promote business and cultural events by making them more easily searchable.”

March 19, 2004

Judith Meskill: Semantically Yours? – The Social Software Weblog (Quoting from an ADTMag article by Rich Seely):
“Semaview Inc., Sukornyk’s Toronto-based start-up, is offering a Semantic Web-based event calendaring application called eventSherpa. It is designed to give individuals and businesses a shareable calendar with the semantic search capabilities envisioned by the W3C. Available as a no-charge download at eventSherpa.com, the calendar allows users to set up business meetings via the Web; it can also search and add everything from sports events to concerts to personal calendars, Sukornyk told XML Report. eventSherpa can also be used to promote business and cultural events by making them more easily searchable.”

March 19, 2004

RELATIONSHIP: A vocabulary for describing relationships between people

Hmm… getting warmer… but still highly annoying… even the 23 relationship types don’t account for most of the people on my email and buddy lists, as I commented earlier. Well, maybe I should be more constructive and propose a few new relationship types, such as “CyberPal” (ugh).

Clay Shirky has a much more elaborate criticism.

March 19, 2004

RELATIONSHIP: A vocabulary for describing relationships between people

Hmm… getting warmer… but still highly annoying… even the 23 relationship types don’t account for most of the people on my email and buddy lists, as I commented earlier. Well, maybe I should be more constructive and propose a few new relationship types, such as “CyberPal” (ugh).

Clay Shirky has a much more elaborate criticism.

March 19, 2004

RELATIONSHIP: A vocabulary for describing relationships between people

Hmm… getting warmer… but still highly annoying… even the 23 relationship types don’t account for most of the people on my email and buddy lists, as I commented earlier. Well, maybe I should be more constructive and propose a few new relationship types, such as “CyberPal” (ugh).

Clay Shirky has a much more elaborate criticism.

March 17, 2004

IT-Analysis.com: Instant Messaging introduces complex collaboration
“AT&T logged thousands of workplace instant messaging conversations and evaluated their conversational characteristics and functions. Contrary to previous research, they found that the primary use of workplace instant messaging was for complex work discussions. Only 28% of conversations were simple, single-purpose interactions and only 31% were about scheduling or coordination. Moreover, people did not find instant messaging inadequate for their tasks and rarely switched from instant messaging to another medium when the conversation got complex. “

Excellent news… we are continuing our empirical studies of BuddySpace users, and (like the study reported above, for which thanks to Stowe Boyd’s GetReal for reporting) finding more than meets the eye… stay tuned for the actual results.

March 17, 2004

IT-Analysis.com: Instant Messaging introduces complex collaboration
“AT&T logged thousands of workplace instant messaging conversations and evaluated their conversational characteristics and functions. Contrary to previous research, they found that the primary use of workplace instant messaging was for complex work discussions. Only 28% of conversations were simple, single-purpose interactions and only 31% were about scheduling or coordination. Moreover, people did not find instant messaging inadequate for their tasks and rarely switched from instant messaging to another medium when the conversation got complex. “

Excellent news… we are continuing our empirical studies of BuddySpace users, and (like the study reported above, for which thanks to Stowe Boyd’s GetReal for reporting) finding more than meets the eye… stay tuned for the actual results.

March 17, 2004

IT-Analysis.com: Instant Messaging introduces complex collaboration
“AT&T logged thousands of workplace instant messaging conversations and evaluated their conversational characteristics and functions. Contrary to previous research, they found that the primary use of workplace instant messaging was for complex work discussions. Only 28% of conversations were simple, single-purpose interactions and only 31% were about scheduling or coordination. Moreover, people did not find instant messaging inadequate for their tasks and rarely switched from instant messaging to another medium when the conversation got complex. “

Excellent news… we are continuing our empirical studies of BuddySpace users, and (like the study reported above, for which thanks to Stowe Boyd’s GetReal for reporting) finding more than meets the eye… stay tuned for the actual results.

March 16, 2004

Bringing down terrorism still Spain’s commitment: “Most Spaniards opposed their country’s participation in the war. They had every right to vote against the government that took their soldiers to Iraq. But that is not why they threw out the ruling Popular Party. If it were, the polls before March 11 would not have shown an almost-assured victory for the PP.”