This panel’s all about how we can keep up of all the information that comes in every day. We’re\
h4. Dalton from imeem
- We’re reaching some limit as to the amount of information we can handle.
- imeem creates both an IM client and web client
- Instant messaging is useful as a communications tool, but about presence. Presence is actually the most important part of IM clients.
- They’ve got real-time notification of new blog posts, profile updates, etc.
- They have groups to “aggregate people around particular topics”
- Trying to manage all forms of digital information, can pull in data from other services
- They have a unified tag space across media types (eeenteresting). I wonder how that plays out with users. People tag different content differently, do users of imeem use consistent tags across media?\
h4. Yael from eSnips
- They have mainstream users, not teens.
- Social, but focused on content, not people
- It’s for sharing interest and passions but lets you go one step further\
h4. Ben from Plaxo
- 5 year-old company
- Synchronized address book
- People have on average:
- 3-4 phone numbers
- 2-3 e-mail addresses
- 2-3 physical addresses
- And this information is always changing
- 33% of mobile phone numbers and 24% of e-mail addresses change annually\
h4. Tariq Krim from Netvibes
- Create a single place for your entire digital life. Another personal portal.
- They have an open API for module developers.
- They have a public wiki for users to request features and report bugs
- They have a really cool live translating tool
- So they want to use “open standards”, but didn’t really say which ones\
h4. Hans from Plum
- Connect with each others “heads”, not with dates.
- Collect data of all types and drop it into buckets
- “Communities of Knowledge”
- Tiny little application that runs and allows you to add anything you read into a collection.
- Wow… this is really cool. Collect anything from your desktop and throw it up into a collection. Neato.
- Everything is indexed and searchable.
- Works great on the Mac too. Yay!!
- Also allows you to connect to people with similar collections to yours.
- They dig microformats as well.
- They use Amazon’s S3 for the data.\
- Collaborative Filtering
- imeem uses collaborative filtering to decide how popular or “good” something is. Compared to PageRank
- Plum called on “big” companies like Yahoo and AOL to come up with a good scheme for licensing documents or declaring document license. Time to go read up on rel license, isn’t it?
- Lot of talk of ownership while avoiding completely the topic of lock-in and open API’s. Oh well, we’ll talk about it in the next panel.