Friday, November 02, 2007

A Blue Sky Conversation: Snippets & Thoughts

Helene Blowers and Michael Casey

A session of reflecting...
Annette Webb: Interesting Snippets
"Online, things can live forever, getting discovered by new audiences years after they originally launched." PSFK, Nov. 2006.
"60% of brides are creating personalised web pages related to their weddings." Jan. 19, 07 Conde Nast via Red Herring. We can engage people in celebrating and planning major events.
"Consumers are beginning in a very real sense to won our brands and participate in their creation... We need to learn to begin to let go." AG Lafley, CEO and Chairman of P&G, Oct. 06 Let our users use our library brand in an amazing way.
"Most people over 30 have a bit of difficulty grasping the concept of why you'd want a digital version of yourself online." NY Times, Dec. 10, 2006. Virtual worlds... They are them whether they are here in RL or online?
"We talked about having our 5-year-class reunion... Most people I asked weren't interested because they used sites like MySpace to stay in touch with anyone they really wanted to keep up with."
"Second Life deserves credit as a world of hypotheticals and thought experiments... a petri dish for innovations that may help people in real life" The Economist, Sept. 28, 06 PLCMC teens built a machine to pay their fees in SL... Linden $ get transferred to an avatar librarian...
"The Internet is just the world passing notes in a classroom" - Jon Stewart Is it? It's broadcasting...
"The generation that grew up on video games is blurring the lines between games and real life" Pierre Omidyar, eBay Chairman, May 2006 We don't talk enough about gaming for adults, dealing with health and memory issues. Learning is an addiction we feed in libraries, and games really feed into that.
"One of the most important things you learn from the Internet is that there is no "them" out there. It's just an awful lot of "us"... Douglas Adams, Aug. 29, 99
"They key is to produce something that both pulls people together and gives them something to do... I don't have to control the conversation to benefit from their interest. Henry Jenkins, author of "Convergence Culture", and Comparative Media Studies program director at MIT. Google Open Social Aspect... APIs for social networking; you can now move from one social network to another without recreating your presence.. Reduces the silos creating by social networks.
"Blogs are not necessarily important individually, but in aggregate they are massively powerful. The "blogosphere" pulls together what millions of talented people around the world are discovering and thinking.. " Ross Dawson, Jan. 17, 07
"Groups fo friends crave connectedness and they achieve it by swapping photos, music, and video clips, immersing themselves is a shared chronicle of daily life. Business Week, Dec. 4, 06

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20-25% of searches done on Google search day are NEW. Wikipedia now accounts for a staggering one out of every 200 page views.
ERic Schmidt, Google... anarchy, Google

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