Speechless is now on WordPress’ list of Growing Blogs with 22,854 viewers. My first entry was entitled “Navigation Tools for the Blogosphere” and as I approach Speechless’ first anniversary I’ve just begun to use two new Open Source applications, CiteULike and Flexlists. I had attempted Zotero as a replacement for my huge EndNote library but I somehow lost the new library when I switched computers. CiteULike is all on-line and annotates references for me in formats used by academics. It also allows me to enter my CiteULike entries into my EndNote database. So far I’ve just been experimenting with compiling references on the concept of “memory work” in My Webliography and Bibliography. I have been contributing to building on-line resources of the concept “memory work” on wikipedia, deli.cio.us, WordPress, Googles Customized Search and Swicki.

I’ve also begun a list of key concepts on Flexlists which I prefer to call My Organic Glossary since it will mutate as my understanding of terms matures, deepens and develops through further teaching, learning and research.

I had attempted to use Babylon as an Open Source on-line build-your-own-glossary but realized that it is not actually free. It offers a limited introductory period followed by a pay-to-use plan. It would have been frustrating to invest time in building a glossary only to lose access to it!

I’ve started investing more time into my Google Customized Search on “Memory Work” and added Adsense. I have added refinements to it through labels: health, academic, article, museology, Inuit,


This slideshow Logo Digitage Web2.0 was featured on SlideShare on June 18!

Digitage Web 2.0

June 14, 2007


Logos from Web 2.0 are caught in the web somewhere between NASA photos of deep space, science fiction landscapes of our inner space, the synapses of the brain, the virtual space that is not abstract, imagined or really real.

Web 2.0, is a term coined by Tim O’Reilly in 2004 for a series of conferences on a revivified Internet. O’Reilly (2005) in what is now considered to be his seminal article claimed that, “If Netscape was the standard bearer for Web 1.0, Google is most certainly the standard bearer for Web 2.0 (O’Reilly 2005). He contrasted Web 1.0 with Web 2.0 by citing examples: DoubleClick vs Google AdSense, Ofoto vs Flickr, Britannica Online vs Wikipedia, personal websites vs blogging, domain name speculation vs search engine optimization, page views vs cost per click, publishing vs participation, content management systems vs wikis directories (taxonomy) vs tagging (”folksonomy”) and stickiness vs syndication. The conceptual map his team devised provides a sketch of Web 2.0 showing social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies.

Although some argue that it does not exist as anything more than geek jargon, for this new user, it is a promising and surprising paradigm shift in the Internet and in software development. I began blogging using Web 2.0 freeware in September 2006. Numerous users like myself have access to sophisticated, ever-improving software technologies since the cost of development is shared among enthusiastic nerds and geeks (in a good way). Freeware on Web 2.0 is not proprietary by nature but is capable of generating huge profits because of the viral way in which users share in the development, marketing and growth of the product while improving connectivity and in content in the process.

Note: June 2007. This image was included in Weinreich’s slideshare album with a layer of text he added:New Generation Social Marketing. He had to resize the image to the PowerPoint format. It is credited to me in the transcript. It is fascinating how digitage such as this has a potential for producing offshoots. I am investigating the potential of slideshare for managing teaching, learning and research digitage (slides) in one place. I started to put them in my Flickr albums. Since I first created this image I have begun to use YouTube, Google docs, iGoogle and Facebook so there are several layers of text orbits to be added . . .

Key words: slideshare, academic, blog, blogging, collaboration, presentation, web2.0, powerpoint, slides, sharing presentations, slideshare, academic, collaboration, presentation, web2.0, powerpoint, slides, sharing presentations, Tim O’Reilly, wordpress.com, vastation, synaptic gasp, swicki, synapses, synaptic cleft, synaptic gap, rapture of the deep internet, photoshop, neuroscience, neural architectonics, mind-brain, googleearth, gather, frimr, flickr, digitage, delicious, cybernarcosis, cyberdelirium, cyberdeliria, creative commons, consciousness, bricoleuse, blogspot, blogging, art and science, technology, mind, Adobe Photoshop

Selected webliography

Tim O’Reilly, 2005. “What Is Web 2.0: Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software”. Uploaded 09/30/2005. Accessed January 6, 2007.


The things we do with words . . .

For awhile after I had noticed my speechless blog stats reached 10, 000 (whatever that means) I couldn’t write anymore. Weeks later when I started again the stats graph revived. I have no idea how that works.

Since October 2006 I have been able to connect Flickr, Google Docs, iGoogle homepage, Google Video, deli.cio.us, Digg, My Swicki, Facebook, wikipedia through my WordPress blog while living on an Island off the West Coast.

The widget counter on my iGoogle reminds me each day that we will be packing again soon. Somehow I hope that Speechless will provide a virtual space that even mountains can’t block.


I uploaded this Flickr image to my new Facebook album entitled Flickr2Facebook to test the interface between Flickr and Facebook after reading comments on ReadWriteWeb in a post entitled “The expansion of social networks” where the authors compare the use of Facebook and Flickr albums,

“While we do not know the answer to the first, we can answer the second one. The Facebook user would only use Flickr to share non-Facebook photos. One possible use case is to share photos with family members who are not Facebook members. It is clear from people’s profiles, however, that the majority of the Facebook users utilize Facebook’s photo sharing capabilities. And taking it a bit further, if students are both busy and lazy the chances that they will use two photo sharing sites is slim. So likely, Facebook wins this faceoff. The same goes for events. Yes, there are other, richer event sites, but again what Facebook has today is good enough for its users.” 1

I wondered then if there was connectivity between Facebook and Flickr similar to the seamless interface between WordPress and Facebook and WordPress and Flickr. My WordPress blog is automatically uploaded to Facebook and my Flickr albums automatically are refreshed on my WordPress sidebar.

Other Flickr users have been asking the same questions on the Flick forum. http://www.keebler.net/flickr2facebook authored a bookmarklet that facilitates the upload of individual photos between Flickr and Facebook but it is not automatically refreshed and there is no link back to Flickr. But thank you keebler for this handy tool!

Thanks to Keebler for an innovative bookmarklet that lets us interface smoothly with Flickr http://www.keebler.net/flickr2facebook

From Keebler’s site you can download his free bookmarklet:

“Keebler’s Instructions:

1. Login to facebook
2. Save the bookmarklet to your web-browser’s bookmarks. You only have to do this once!
3. Surf to the Flickr page with the image on it you would like to upload.
4. Click the bookmarklet in your web-browser’s bookmarks.
5. Click on the Flickr2Facebook logo that appears over the image. This will popup the upload window!
6. Choose the album you would like to upload the image into.
7. Sit back and enjoy!”

NB The image will upload seamlessly but there is no html link on the image with the flickr url. I added that manually.

Notes:

1. Images in Flickr albums have a wider general audience and are picked up by search engines particularly when they are tagged and/or geotagged. A generic and flexible social network like Facebook serves a more personal network of family and friends. But even Flickr pro photographers nurture social networks. There is a quite thread on the Internet including on the Flickr forum about the potential for a seamless interface between Facebook and Flickr perhaps like the WordPress/Flickr template or the WordPress/Facebook template. Until something of that quality is developed an individual user offers a free tool on his blog http://www.keebler.net/flickr2facebook. This bookmarklet facilitates the uploading of individual photos (not albums) between Flickr and Facebook. Users need to code in Flickr urls manually and unlike WordPress/Flickr or the WordPress/Facebook connectivity, there is no automatic update through .rss feed. But thank you keebler for this handy tool
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