“Secondlife”. “MySpace”. Alternative realities, and what are they replacing? Mostly television.
Check out the new website of the Immigration and Health Initiative (IAHI)
I was wondering if Yahoo’s new Mediacenter clone supports RSS 2.0 with enclosures. And I realized: that’s not a feature. That’s central. A developer or product manager may think: “oh, we can build that in later”. But without RSS support, you have another closed media delivery system. Who cares about that? I am still waiting for the day that Tivo, Windows Media Center and so on truly support RSS. Really throw their weight behind it.
The granddaddy of all faceted browse systems, Flamenco, is now available as a free Flamenco Download
MediaGuardian.co.uk | Media | BBC unveils radical revamp of website: “The BBC today unveiled radical plans to rebuild its website around user-generated content, including blogs and home videos, with the aim of creating a public service version of MySpace.com.”
Mmm. Om Malik doesn’t like it. I’m worried too. The BBC team has clearly shown they’re very good at doing bottom up webby projects, but announcing something like this, like a big plan, is just setting it up to fail.
Hey, Yahoo is going for the TV space as well. Yahoo! Go – TV – What Is It?
I say why not? Microsoft is doing it, Apple is doing their darndest best, and all the old school tv players are doing it.
Whatever happens in the coming years, somehow internet tv will find its way to your television set. And if it’s somewhat open (and they’d be stupid not to be), that means videoblogs will too. I can’t wait.
Jeremy from Yahoo is listening again to Adam Bosworth‘s (from Google) talk on the future of Mysql. The vision is that the new webOS will have certain data types (see
Google OS taking shape), and use RSS with a few extensions as its query language. And Google and others are building it like crazy. These are interesting times.