Personal perspectives on information science, the evolving Internet, delivery of public services online, Web 2.0, the Web of Data, the Semantic Web, communities, folksonomies and more. With an emphasis upon convergence between some or all of the above, and a UK slant.
I almost pointed to thenews(pointless and annoying subscription required) that Disney are to start releasing some of their popular programmes (one is being watched on video downstairs, as I type upstairs) online the day after they are broadcast.
I almost pointed to some of thecoverage. I almost pointed to the fact that theBBCis making full use of the freedoms afforded them by the licence fee and making sizeable chunks oftheirprogramming (such as theApprentice) available online already, at least to their licence fee payers in the UK.
I almost said how good all this was, and almost agreed with Jeff that Disney/ABC's immovable ads would soon be moved.
I was there at the invitation of theirLibrary, and was very impressed by thebuildingthat they have moved to since my last visit.
Returning to my desk this evening, I was also reminded of the tremendous power of the feedback loops with which we now live.
From an audience of 25-30 people,atleastthreehave blogged their (different) views on the subject at hand, I learn from their comments, and grow better/stronger/wiser/whatever as a result.
All too often, we get so little feedback from an audience. Now, we get indirect (and, possibly, more honest?) feedback from anyone who wishes to give it, including those (only one, in this case) who - for whatever reason - didn't speak directly with me at the event.
It's great, whether they're positive (as all of these are) or not, and I look forward to the increasing prevalence of feedback loops such as this in conferences and the like as we move forward.
Gianni Milanesi mailed me recently to draw my attention to hisFeedo Stylesite;
“Feedo Style is a free service that allows webmasters to add up-to-date themed content to their website and blog from any XML feed around the web. Feedo Style transforms feeds (RSS and ATOM) into stylish looking news boxes and tickers that can be personalized and included, with a simple copy and paste, into any web page.”
A useful idea, reasonably simply implemented, and worth a look.