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Information and Communications Technology - or technologies (ICT) includes all technologies for the manipulation and communication of information.
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Information and Communications Technology - or technologies (ICT) includes all technologies for the manipulation and communication of information. [[Media Studies]].
=== News ===
=== News ===
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*http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews
 
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''Various tools''
 
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*http://vimeo.com/1561578?pg=embed&sec=1561578 add on which allows short commands for many tasks, very good ;
 
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*https://secure.logmein.com/ remote control of the PC ;
 
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''General Software''
 
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*http://sourceforge.net/
 
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*http://www.framasoft.net/ Updates on freeware developments ;
 
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*http://www.filehippo.com/ ;
 
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*http://www.software4students.co.uk/
 
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=== Security ===
 
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*http://free.avg.com/ ;
 
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*http://www.free-av.com/ free anti-virus ;
 
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*http://www.roboform.com/ password protection ;
 
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*http://www.ccleaner.com/ ;
 
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*http://www.truecrypt.org/ Provides encrypted drive ;
 
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*autorun ;
 
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*http://www.dban.org/ boot disk that wipes hard disks
 
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'''Search engines for people'''
 
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*http://www.cvgadget.com/ ;
 
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*http://www.123people.com/ and
 
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*http://pipl.com/ same as previous ;
 
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*http://www.robotstxt.org/orig.html to block search engine robots to indexing your site ;
 
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*Ratsit http://www.ratsit.se/ For Sweden, basic data on individuals and companies
 
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=== OS Apple Ipod===
 
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*http://www.podtomac.com/ ;
 
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*Sharepod http://www.getsharepod.com/help/ to copy files from Ipod to computer
 
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*http://crunchbang.org/ ubuntu based, can be loaded on memory stick ;
 
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*http://www.kde.org/ Applications, see also adept installer software
 
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f-spot, rythmbox, ksnapshot, dropbox.
 
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=== OS Android ===
 
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*http://androinica.com/
 
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=== Collaborative information management, storage ===
 
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http://thinkofit.com/webconf/workspaces.htm#groupware Lists many new collaborative information management systems ; http://www.socialtext.com/  Enterprise wiki ; http://www.friedbeef.com/  Everyday tech solutions online ; http://us.ajax13.com/en/ ; https://sync.live.com/ synchs folders on several computers ; https://www.mesh.com/ synchs across devices too ;  http://www.livedrive.com/ Small downloadable programme allows for effortless online synch from an L drive on computer ; http://os.icloud.com/ replicates an operating system online, pretty  nifty ; http://www.syncplicity.com/ 2009 site for cloud storage and sharing ; http://www.getdropbox.com/ same as previous ;
 
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https://mozy.com/ 2 Gb free online storage ; http://www.xdrive.com/ aol online storage, closing Jan 2009 ; http://www.carbonite.com/ Not free online storage ; http://www.mediamax.com/  This is formely streamload site now bust ; http://www.diino.com/ ;
 
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https://docs.google.com/ ; http://www.zoho.com/ Free and rich editor ; http://www.buzzword.com/ launched in 2008 Adobe’s Flash-equipped word processor is perhaps visual overkill for word processing ; http://www.thinkfree.com/ ;
 
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*http://www.centraldesktop.com/ Using Microsoft Office on desktop while saving in cloud, syncing and collaborating with others. Payable.
 
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*http://www.offisync.com/ Using Microsoft Office on desktop OR Google Docs and syncing between the two, anc collaborating with others.
 
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*Google in 2010 is working on offering plug-ins for MS Office to offer same funcationality as e.g. offisync.com.
 
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http://www.communitywalk.com/ Creates on annotated maps ; http://www.circavie.com/ Create timelines ; http://www.tumblr.com/ Create blog/online spaces with content ; http://www.37signals.com/ Backpackit for wikistyle collaborative effort, pay ; http://ahren.springnote.com/ online notes, good for shared projects or sites ; http://www.dabbleboard.com/ design space online for collaborative work ; http://busylissy.com/en/ project tool ; http://goalbot.org/ goal communities
 
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http://www.rapidshare.com/ share files up to 200mb online ; http://www.mediafire.com/ ;
 
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=== RSS feeds technology, push technology ===
=== RSS feeds technology, push technology ===
In 2005 RSS was in its infancy. The concept of “push” versus “search” around information consumption had become very real. 
 
In 2010 the Internet has undergone a major evolution. The real-time information RSS was so astute at delivering (primarily, blog feeds) is now gained through conversations, and consuming this information has become a social experience. As Steve Gillmor pointed out in TechCrunch, being locked in an RSS reader makes less and less sense to people as Twitter and Facebook dominate real-time information flow. Today RSS is the enabling technology – the infrastructure, the delivery system. RSS is a means to an end, not a consumer experience in and of itself. As a result, RSS aggregator usage has slowed significantly.
In 2005 RSS was in its infancy. The concept of “push” versus “search” around information consumption had become very real. 
 
In 2010 the Internet has undergone a major evolution. The real-time information RSS was so astute at delivering (primarily, blog feeds) is now gained through conversations, and consuming this information has become a social experience. As Steve Gillmor pointed out in TechCrunch, being locked in an RSS reader makes less and less sense to people as Twitter and Facebook dominate real-time information flow. Today RSS is the enabling technology – the infrastructure, the delivery system. RSS is a means to an end, not a consumer experience in and of itself. As a result, RSS aggregator usage has slowed significantly.
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Online events, e-conference
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*http://www.bloglines.com bought by ask.com in 2005. Discontinued in  2010, but revived.
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*http://www.google.com/reader/
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*Google Scholar Alarms
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*topix
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*alertnet
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===Online events, e-conference===
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*Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.com/ ;
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*DimDim https://estore.dimdim.com/ Free online meetings.
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*Doodle http://doodle.com/ to schedule events
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=== Browsers ===
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*http://www.lunascape.tv/ triple browser ;
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*Chrome ;
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*Firefox ;
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*Internet Explorer ;
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*Safari ;
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*Maxthon ;
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*Opera and Opera Mini.
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*Readability http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/ renders website text as one clean, ad-free column down the center
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=== Offline browsing, Online annotation, Clips, Research knowledge management ===
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*https://www.readability.com/  - read now app for Chrome
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*http://www.httrack.com/ Offline browsing. Open source. Works well.
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*http://www.offline-commander.com/downloads.shtml Offline  browsing. Limited free version.
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*http://www.jkn.com/ To annotate within websites ;
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*http://www.evernote.com/ clips from web saved easily ;
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*http://clipmarks.com/ your own and others' clips ;
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*http://www.zotero.org/
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*http://www.scribblemaps.com  Make notes and routes on Google maps.
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*Endnote
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*Dropbox,
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*Box.net,
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*Delicious,
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*Evernote,
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*Instapaper - with Read Later bookmark in Chrome
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*ReaditLater, Saves for offline reading
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*http://www.diigo.com/
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*Read Later Fast - Chrome App - creates slideshow with saved webpages
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=== Email & contact management ===
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http://www.guerrillamail.com/  is disposable mail ; https://www.roam4free.ie/store.asp  checks cheaper phone calls abroad; http://www.grandcentral.com/ can reroute phone numbers ; https://www.plaxo.com/ ; http://wink.com/  Social website people search ; http://www.soocial.com/ 2008 aggregator of contacts ; http://www.zenbe.com/ 2009 see mail's from multiple online accounts in one place ; http://www.mailstore.com/en/ store mail online ; http://www.sightspeed.com/ videoconferencing ;
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http://www.bigfoot.com/ Used to be email forwarding service (2000) now media company ; http://www.lycos.com/ old hybernating email service from 1990s ; http://geocities.yahoo.com/ 1990s service that is disappearing 2009 taken up by yahoo ;
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=== ViOP ===
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http://www.skuku.com roaming for local phone calls via voip ; http://www.jajah.com/ ; http://www.vonage.com ; http://www.raketu.com/ ;
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===Social Networking===
===Social Networking===
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Look out for aggregators, and techniques that can bring social networks into other areas of the web  like http://www.power.com/ aggegates Hi5 Myspace Orkut and perhaps Facebook ; Rickard Eriksson " Vad jag hoppas är att precis som vi för många år sedan fick en standard för hur man skickar e-post runt om i världen, så skulle jag vilja se något liknande inom sociala medier. Någon standard så att man kunde umgås socialt på nätet och ha alla sina vänner samlade utan att det behöver vara en enda stor global sajt som har hand allt om allting."
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Look out for aggregators, and techniques that can bring social networks into other areas of the web  like http://www.power.com/ aggegates Hi5 Myspace Orkut and perhaps Facebook ; Rickard Eriksson " Vad jag hoppas är att precis som vi för många år sedan fick en standard för hur man skickar e-post runt om i världen, så skulle jag vilja se något liknande inom sociala medier. Någon standard så att man kunde umgås socialt på nätet och ha alla sina vänner samlade utan att det behöver vara en enda stor global sajt som har hand allt om allting." Developments in social networks:
'''Early 90s'''
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*Stajl Plejs av Rickard Eriksson med diskussionsforum och personliga hemsidor med gästböcker och dagböcker. Övergick till Lunarstorm 2000
*Stajl Plejs av Rickard Eriksson med diskussionsforum och personliga hemsidor med gästböcker och dagböcker. Övergick till Lunarstorm 2000
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*Sixdegrees.com (closes 2000) http://www.sixapart.com/
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*Sixdegrees.com (closed 2000) http://www.sixapart.com/
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*Care2 http://www.care2.com/
*Care2 http://www.care2.com/
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*Foursquare http://foursquare.com/ For the phone to locate friends in neighbourhood  
*Foursquare http://foursquare.com/ For the phone to locate friends in neighbourhood  
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*Google Buzz
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*Google Buzz (discontinued 2011)
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*Sitting in a tree http://www.sittinginatree.co.uk/
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*Google+
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*Unthink http://www.unthink.com/
*Internations http://www.internations.org/ For Expatriates
*Internations http://www.internations.org/ For Expatriates
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===File manager, file sharing, downloading===
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*http://www.ghisler.com/ Total Commander file manager
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*http://scitrav.com/ search for files on different sites.
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*http://www.emule.com/ emule filesharing ;
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*http://en.usenet.nl/
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*http://www.heroturko.org/
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*http://www.kabooza.com (1 års obegränsad backup av en dator: 529 kronor)
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*http://www.storegate.se (1 Gb gratis, 25 Gb: 49 kronor/månad)
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*CrashPlan bra - Iokalt på datorn eller en extern hårddisk (gratis), till någon annan av dina datorer (gratis), till en väns dator som också kör CrashPlan (gratis; krypterat så de inte kommer åt dina filer) eller till CrashPlans servrar till konkurrenskraftigt pris. http://www.crashplan.com/
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*Apple TimeMachine varje timme, varje vecka med SuperDuper.
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=== Publishing, Web Design, Content Management Systems ===
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*Adobe Digital Editions desktop http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/
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*Kindle for PC desktop, and Kindle app http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000426311  Kindle .mbp
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*2010 response to Ipad http://www.i4u.com/38325/5-tablets-could-beat-ipad-and-why-they-may-not Toshiba, Samsung, Asus, Viewsonic, Notion Ink., Kindle, Sony E-reader.
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http://www.lifehacker.com/software/google-calendar/geek-to-live--sync-google-calendar-and-gmail-contacts-to-your-desktop-251279.php ; http://gcaldaemon.sourceforge.net/index.html Download page and installation instructions. ; http://www.syncmycal.com/index.htm. Unfortunately you have to pay for it to get the good stuff. But, I am able to have my smart phone, outlook calendar, and Google calendar in sync easily. ; http://oggsync.com/ ; http://pocketmod.com/ A4 sheet that becomes pocket calendar ; http://www.calgoo.com/ offline access and sync with google calendar ;
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*http://www.livestation.com/ desktop client with cnn, bbc world, euronews, france 24 etc ;
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*Screen toaster http://www.screentoaster.com/ record the computer screen in small movie.
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*Max http://sbooth.org/Max/  Max rips CDs to high-quality formats including FLAC.
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*Mediamonkey rips to FLAC and other formats and reads all formats.
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*FLAC frontend http://flac.sourceforge.net/download.html restores to lossless WAV file from e.g. FLAC.
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*NCH Software http://www.nch.com.au/ free audio file converter from e.g. FLAC to mp3. Sound and audio recorder, sound editor, mixer, LP converter etc. are not great quality.
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==Semantic Web==
==Semantic Web==

Latest revision as of 17:14, 13 November 2011

Information and Communications Technology - or technologies (ICT) includes all technologies for the manipulation and communication of information. Media Studies.

Contents

News

RSS feeds technology, push technology

In 2005 RSS was in its infancy. The concept of “push” versus “search” around information consumption had become very real. 
 
In 2010 the Internet has undergone a major evolution. The real-time information RSS was so astute at delivering (primarily, blog feeds) is now gained through conversations, and consuming this information has become a social experience. As Steve Gillmor pointed out in TechCrunch, being locked in an RSS reader makes less and less sense to people as Twitter and Facebook dominate real-time information flow. Today RSS is the enabling technology – the infrastructure, the delivery system. RSS is a means to an end, not a consumer experience in and of itself. As a result, RSS aggregator usage has slowed significantly. Online events, e-conference

Social Networking

Look out for aggregators, and techniques that can bring social networks into other areas of the web like http://www.power.com/ aggegates Hi5 Myspace Orkut and perhaps Facebook ; Rickard Eriksson " Vad jag hoppas är att precis som vi för många år sedan fick en standard för hur man skickar e-post runt om i världen, så skulle jag vilja se något liknande inom sociala medier. Någon standard så att man kunde umgås socialt på nätet och ha alla sina vänner samlade utan att det behöver vara en enda stor global sajt som har hand allt om allting." Developments in social networks:

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Semantic Web

http://www.webcontent.fr/ ; http://www.freebase.com/ Free shared database of knowledge. Inchoate. Semantic web ; http://dbpedia.org/docs/ One attempt at structuring wikipedia information semantically ; http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Semantic_MediaWiki ; http://www.hpl.hp.com/research/idl/papers/tags/tags.pdf Structure of collaborative tagging systems ; http://www.xml.com/lpt/a/1683 Article on semantic wikis for humanitarian actors ; http://ontoworld.org/wiki/Main_Page Semantic mediawiki community ; http://semantic.nodix.net/ Acceptable blog on semantic web ; http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/03/different_appro_1.html Article on Freebase ; http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/ Mash up tool ;

Conflict and Information technology

See Humanitarian Action.

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Coddeau
Toolbox