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December 10, 2008  11:43 AM

Happy 40th birthday, computer mouse!



Posted by: GuyPardon
Apple, cool, desktop, fundamentals, gadgets, geek, hardware, history, invention, learning, science, Technology, tool

first mouseToday the computer mouse celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Pictured is version 1.0, held held by inventor

November 15, 2008  4:21 PM

g-speak: Oblong brings the “Minority Report” operating system to science reality



Posted by: GuyPardon
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William Gibson noted recently that the cyberpunk fiction he'd been writing over the past quarter century has now become science fact. Pattern Recognition and Spook Country are both set in near-futures with technology and social norms that...


October 15, 2008  9:00 AM

What is Blog Action Day? A chance to help fight global poverty.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, blogging, business, buzz, communications, cool, culture, Development, education, entrepeneurship, event, free, green, Internet, learning, media, open source, politics, resource, science, small business, Technology, tool, useful, volunteer, Web 2.0

Blog Action Day is, according to its founders, "an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day."

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August 8, 2008  11:03 AM

Google helps you keep up with the Olympics



Posted by: GuyPardon
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These days, Google isn't just a search engine, though of course google.com is the starting point for most online searches. As Dylan Casey points out on the Official Google Blog, Google has now made it easier than ever for users to


August 1, 2008  10:29 AM

Video: Jimmy Wales on Google’s Knol



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, blogging, business, buzz, collaboration, commentary, communications, community, conversation, free, Google, innovation, Internet, learning, public domain, search, search engine, Silicon Valley, social publishing, tool, video, Web 2.0, Web applications, wiki, YouTube

Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, talked to WNYC's Brian Lehrer about Google Knol, a new competitor...


July 18, 2008  11:40 AM

Bit.ly: A better URL shortener for developers, data geeks and microbloggers



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, blogging, code, collaboration, communications, community, cool, creativity, data, design, feeds, free, geek, hacks, innovation, interface, Internet, programming, public domain, resource, reviews, social bookmarking, social publishing, software, startup, statistics, Technology, tool, tracking, traffic, useful, Web 2.0, Web analytics, Web applications, Web design, Web services, WhatIs.com Editor's Award

The old adage about not reinventing the wheel doesn't quite extend to Web applications. URL shorteners may have been around for years but there is plenty of room for improvement. This


June 15, 2008  11:27 AM

What is Twitter? Is this distributed microblogging platform ready for the enterprise?



Posted by: GuyPardon
aggregator, applications, blogging, business, buzz, buzzword, collaboration, communications, community, conference, conversation, cool, culture, enterprise, enterprise 2.0, exploration, forum, free, fun, geek, howto, innovation, interactive media, interesting, Internet, IT marketing, media, messaging, Mobile, Networking, new media, news, resource, reviews, service, Silicon Valley, small business, social, social networking, software, Technology, tool, trend, tutorial, useful, video, Web 2.0, Web analytics, Web applications, Web services, widgets, wiki, wireless, word meanings

Given that I've become an avid user of Twitter, I'm frequently asked what, exactly, Twitter is and what in the world it's useful for. Isn't it just it a presence messaging on steroids? What...


June 13, 2008  1:45 PM

What is Unity? Lockheed-Martin’s implementation of a social computing platform wows Enterprise 2.0 conferees.



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, blogging, business, buzzword, CMS, collaboration, communications, community, conference, enterprise, enterprise 2.0, feeds, Google, howto, information, innovation, interesting, invention, Microsoft, Networking, portal, search, search engine, social bookmarking, social networking, social publishing, software, software development, Technology, tool, trend, Web 2.0, Web applications, wiki

One of the unexpected hits of the Enterprise 2.0 Conference this past week was a presentation by Lockheed-Martin on Unity, its social computing platform. One of the world's largest...


June 12, 2008  6:08 PM

What is Social Sites 2.0? Newsgator enhances Sharepoint’s social computing utility for the enterprise.



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, business, buzz, collaboration, demonstration, design, enterprise 2.0, innovation, Microsoft, screencast, social bookmarking, social networking, software, tool, video, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web design, YouTube

Newsgator's Social Sites 2.0 integrates with Sharepoint to create a Facebook-like environment on an enterprise's intranet. The video embedded below features Brian Kellner, NewsGator's Vice President of Products, demonstrating the interface that the software adds to existing Sharepoint...


June 11, 2008  3:56 PM

Video: What is Intellipedia? Burke and Dennehy explain how wikis are being used at the CIA



Posted by: GuyPardon
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