FIFI2008 Conference with a lot of Poking (and a little bit of E)

All the invited business contacts of XS4ALL received a Poken at the registration desk of the FIFI2008 conference. It turned out to be the most interesting object of the day. The main conference theme was internet, society and security and the first session that got my interest was a live demonstration of social engineering by… Read more FIFI2008 Conference with a lot of Poking (and a little bit of E)

I’ve Gone Google

Google already knows that I blog for Google but now I’ve almost completely gone Google. I recently switched from Netvibes to Google Reader, from the GTD-app Things to the online web service Remember the Milk and I moved a lot of my e-mail correspondence from Mail.app to Gmail online. While I’ve been fairly reluctant to… Read more I’ve Gone Google

Google expands its indexing focus to actions within social networks

For some reason this Google Alert struck me as odd. I previously described how Google Alerts showed me that Google is dividing the web into different spheres, for example the websphere, the blogosphere, the newssphere, the ‘commentosphere’ etc. This Alert however, does not so much seem to point to a specific sphere but to a… Read more Google expands its indexing focus to actions within social networks

Web 2.0 concepts explained: Folksonomy and tags according to our first year students

I finished my first semester of teaching in July and the final tests from our first year students revealed some interesting web 2.0 insights. Students were asked to define a few web 2.0 terms besides answering more in depth questions. We read and graded over 300 exams and I took some notes while grading. Some… Read more Web 2.0 concepts explained: Folksonomy and tags according to our first year students

Photos from Diggnation recorded live in Amsterdam at The Next Web 2008

Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose Kevin Rose smells a spliff while recording Diggnation Amsterdam. Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose promised to grow a mustache for The Next Web but fortunately they just wore fake mustaches. Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose with fake mustaches. Robert Scoble joins the fun and also puts on a fake mustache.… Read more Photos from Diggnation recorded live in Amsterdam at The Next Web 2008

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