Web 2.Oh THAT's what it is !

The must read 5 page article defining just what Web 2.0 means which inspired this blog.

What is Web 2.0 by Tim O'Reilley.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

AHAH - As simple as AJAX gets

rest/ahah - Microformats: "AHAH is a very simple technique for dynamically updating web pages using JavaScript (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScript). It involves using XMLHTTPRequest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XMLHTTP) to retrieve (X)HTML (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML) fragments which are then inserted directly into the web page, whence they can be styled using CSS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascading_Style_Sheets)."

Well, this is definately one of those "wow, that's simple" ideas. If you're doing AJAX, try this 2 function approach out... NICE !

Friday, November 25, 2005

Web 2.0 TagCloug

Here's my current TagCloud covering Web 2.0.

I think it's a hell of a lot better now that it includes all the links from the Web 2.0 Workgroup, a wonderful collection of web 2.0 stuff.

Web 2.Ooh Tag Cloud: Web 2.Ooh TagCloud

Web 2.0 Workgroup - A network of Web 2.0 resources

Web 2.0 Workgroup - A network of Web 2.0 resources: "The Web 2.0 Workgroup is a network of premium weblogs that write content about the new generation of the Web. Combined, these sites reach a large readership of influential technology and media professionals. If you would like to subscribe to all of these blogs, download and import the OPML file into your favorite RSS reader."

Intellectual Hydroplaning With Web 2.0

Dion Hinchcliffe's SOA Blog: "Intellectual Hydroplaning" With Web 2.0 and Other Matters @ SYS-CON Media: "A number of interesting events ocured in the Web 2.0 space this last week. And while seemingly unconnected, all point to an underlying trend which I'll talk about in a moment.

Among these notable events is the growth of the highly informative Web 2.0 Workgroup, of which the blog your reading right now is part. The workgroup has just reached twenty in number and I am proud to be a continuing member. And in case you're not following this terrific collection of blogs that analyze and discuss the latest trends on the Web, I strongly encourage you to do so."

Friday, November 18, 2005

Flock and Web 2.0 :: AO

Flock and Web 2.0 :: AO: "I'm trying out a pre-release version of Flock, a product that seems to do the opposite of the old browsers -- it cares not a whit about privacy and seeks to help me share everything. It's part of the new era called Web 2.0, the next generation of the Internet."

Monday, November 14, 2005

A new wave of user-friendly and interactive Internet technologies is turning the heads of venture capitalists

MercuryNews.com | 11/13/2005 | A new wave of user-friendly and interactive Internet technologies is turning the heads of venture capitalists: "When the three-person San Jose company Meebo launched in September, venture capitalists smothered it with requests to make an investment.

The company was hot -- or at least venture capitalists thought so. Its technology lets people access their instant messaging programs from America Online, Yahoo, Microsoft and Google from the Meebo Web site without having to download each service's software to their computers. Thousands of people were flocking to use it.

Meebo had become a ``Web 2.0'' company -- a buzz-filled, admittedly vague moniker that many in Silicon Valley are using to describe companies that embody a second era of Web innovation -- the first era being during the 1990s."

Sunday, November 13, 2005

A Web 2.0 centric TagCloud

Here's a TagCloud I created revolving around Web 2.0 (Including this blog).

NOTE: You can change the number at the end from 50 to any number from 1 to 250 to see an increasing number of tags. 50 is the default and after playing with several different values, I've concluded that 50 is an excellent number. Not too much information, not too little.

My Digg TagCloud

My TagCloud about articles I've dugg from digg.com - Such a cool demonstration of auto-tagging. :)

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Sun Easing Transition to Emerging Web 2.0

SDA Asia Magazine: "Sun will deliver on demand network services to convert documents from native proprietary formats such as Microsoft Office into the Open Document Format (ODF), the industry standard file format. In addition, Sun plans to deliver a service to..."