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March 11, 2008  2:23 PM

The web: what next?

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Berners-Lee, Facebook, MySpace, Social networking, YouTube

Today Tim Berners-Lee was speaking in London. The father of the web was at a meeting discussing some of the hardest questions relating to the web. Why does the web work? Why are some web technologies a success, while others fail to take-off? These are some of the questions academics are trying to...

July 20, 2007  2:13 PM

My Dopey Space forever

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bebo, Facebook, MySpace, Social networking

Shock horror...Alistair Darling, John Hutton, Ruth Kelly, Hazel Blears, Teresa Jowell, Jacqui Smith, Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham have all admitted smoking cannabis when they were younger. Earlier this week the Guardian newspaper reported on how Cambridge University staff were gathering evidence...

May 15, 2007  10:16 PM

Storage must go online

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Email, Gmail, MySpace, Yahoo Mail, YouTube

It may not be obvious where storage fits with Web 2.0. It's a given that user-generated content - a pillar of Web 2.0 - will increase your storage requirements, possibly in a less predictable way than if all content came via internal systems. But unless you are planning to be the next MySpace or...

May 2, 2007  8:13 PM

BEA 2.0

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BEA, iTunes, Messaging, middleware, MySpace, SOA, Web services, YouTube

A few days ago I attended a meeting with BEA where the company presented its vision of how it would tackle Web 2.0. The hypothetical problem it presented was that of today's teenagers brought up on a diet of iTunes, MySpace YouTube and mash-ups, bringing these technologies into the workplace. And...

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