ideas from the first year

Here’s a list, with pointers to introductory posts, of the ideas and commentary that came out of the first year of the blog – March 2009 to March 2010.

  • 3D Web-based knowledge networks. An updated look came in another post.
  • Cloud-based applications and Cloud-stored data as a technology-grappler sees them: see the Cloud-based means? page.
  • Personal Cloud: my Cloud-stored digital belongings. Either activated or accessed. See this post and definition of digital belongings below.
  • digital belongings: things I own made of bits. Range from a song in iTunes to a word-processing application to a tweet to a virtual tractor in Farmville.
  • sort-and-report: what we do when we attempt to filter for relevance the increasingly hugely vast quantities of information flying past us at high speed. Tangled up with the notion of Real-Time Web curation.
  • Social Networks Forum: a call for Social Networks to pay joint attention to challenges facing social networks.
  • facebookdc: facebook-digital-country. What happens when you mix Facebook with a virtual world.
  • freemix business model/economy/publisher: see this post.
  • Digital Inhabitant: see the Digital Inhabitant page. A very important term on the blog.
  • cldwrld: a virtual Real World, inhabited by Digital Inhabitants. Made possible by Cloud-based applications and Cloud-stored data. See the details page. Lots of posts about that.
  • virtual goods/money. See posts in the “monetary system” category.
  • virtual worlds. Since cldwrld is a virtual world there were posts about digital identity, passports and border control.
  • expert-centric universe: a universe in which the indvidual expert has become the center of attention, rather than the organization.
  • Sonnet: my name for my attempt to build a social network out of Google parts. Turned out to be Buzzkilled. Actually, it wasn’t that good in the first place.
  • spotlight in the crowd effect: the ability to gather data on any person at any moment who uses a Cloud-based service.
  • STI (Subscriptions-to-Individuals): A subscription providing access to the work of a single person rather than an organization.
  • Expert Sieve: an idea I had for an easily searchable database of experts.

march 2010