Last year was the social webs era on Internet (*). After experiencing some social webs, I could say what some analysts predict: general social webs (like Facebook) will collapse soon, and only subject oriented webs (like Flickr) will continue living. I have previously spoken about some of those websites, like Friendfeed or Facebook. But let… Read More »
How can we induce users to participate more in our website? For sure a lot of people have this question in their minds. Since the arrival of the Web 2.0 the value of a web is based on its users and the content they create. The more quantity and quality of the user’s created content,… Read More »
Sometime ago I decided to arrange my free time during the week (mostly evenings) with my hobbies and things to learn. I set each week day with an activity, like Monday for climbing, Tuesday for composing, etc… It doesn’t really work. The problem is that you have to wait a full week to do the… Read More »
In my previous post I criticized Facebook (“Fb”) quite a lot. But at the end it does some good stuff, like the “keep in touch with your people” thing, a decent content aggregator and a way to publish (or share) things like personal mood or thoughts, links, images, etc. But if you distill some of… Read More »
Have you ever feel how fast the time goes by when you do some channel surfing on TV? “I spend 2 hours in front of the TV, changing from one channel to another, and finally I’ve not seen anything at all”. I had this thought of “wasted time” while surfing on Facebook recently. Fb, the… Read More »
The economic meltdown seems to encourage new ideas to blossom up, making classical product borders less noticeable. I’m focusing on hardware technological products today, but this probably applies to all kind of products, even financial ones. I’m going to show you a couple of interesting examples I saw in the last few days: – Open… Read More »
In my previous work I enjoyed when some coworkers tried “visual things” using a webcamera and a soft to recognize hands, fingers and such. This morning I saw a video with the last research on the field… impressive: Link to the video Which technology will win in the input world? Cameras or multi-touch screens?
Perhaps, the only interesting detail to look at the winning Oscar list of each year is the short animation section nominees. Some years this Oscar goes to a western author, but I love when it goes to an Asian author… then I try to find the short on Internet, expecting a beautiful flow of images,… Read More »
Speaking with a friend, an old game came to my mind. 15 years ago I started playing “Elite II“, a space trade game, probably one of the firsts where there is no final objective, just interaction with the world. You could trade items between star systems, do all kind of jobs, improve your ship getting… Read More »
All of us, Spaniards, usually make jokes about Spanish problems saying this sentence. But I didn’t know it is actually a quote from Alexandre Dumas! I discovered this surfing on an interesting blog about maps. Have a look also at this Atlantic-Mediterranean map.