Day: 19 September 2007

Google Presentation

Google have added a presentation tool to their docs site. I’ve not yet tested it, but it could be useful for students who don’t have Office … but, I still think that Zoho has more to offer than Google at present. Zoho Writer offers integration with Google gears, (Google doesn’t)though as you can only download…

How the Social Web Came to Be

A two part slideshow about the history of the social web. They’re both quite long – and it starts right at the beginning – with monks in 1746 connecting to a battery. It then jumps quite quickly to Vannear Bush (1945), and then almost 260 slides later we have the spread of different social networks…

Facebook friends

Bluetooth helps Facebook friends So, if I have a bluetooth phone, I can register it with Cityware & then when I encounter someone else who has also registered, and they are my friend on facebook, then it will register. However, given that bluetooth doesn’t travel that far, what are the chances that someone on my…

Striking in Second Life.

The Sydney Morning Herald has a report of a threatened strike by IBM workers in SL. The actual dispute surrounds an Italian Internal collective agreement, but employees in 18 countries have agreed to take part. Somehow standing round a brazier in SecondLife isn’t quite the same as in real life (or is it only UK…