Web 3.0 – The Sensory Web

Here’s a great presentation by a good friend (and extraordinary hotel educator), Lukas Ritzel. Lukas presented on the topic of the sensory web (Web 3.0) at the second ever TEDx event in Switzerland (Zug – May 27, 2010).

Explore Lukas’ presentation below using Prezi, a superb presentation tool:


Here’s a video of the presentation:


Google Wave – Reinventing online communication and collaboration

Google’s done it again! Jens and Lars Rasmussen, the guys behind Google Maps, finally unveiled the results of 2 years of labour… Google Wave. The Google Wave page describes the tool simply as “a new model for communication and collaboration on the web, coming later this year”. A slightly more user-friendly description is offered by The Register UK: Google Wave is a browser-based app that crossbreeds email with IM and document sharing, allowing you to respond to email-like messages with IM-like chatter – and vice versa. And inside and among these cascading discussion threads – aka “waves” – you can drag-and-drop photos, videos, maps, documents, and more.

The great thing about this is the possibility of connecting currently divergent streams of communication and make real-time communication and collaboration a lot easier (and more fun!). The variety of extensions, applications and gadgets that can also be developed around this new protocal promises to deliver tons of cool and useful functionalities!

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Open Linked Data and the next phase of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee’s recent speech at TED was released a few days ago…it’s interesting to watch Tim in his nervous excitement. as he asks the audience to repeat “RAW DATA NOW” after him, with a gleam in his eye.

The move towards more open sharing of ‘raw’ data is an inevitable but powerful shift in the development of the web. We’ve all heard about the Semantic Web, but this just won’t be possible without enough credible, pliable data to draw from…

Slides from the presentation are available here: http://www.w3.org/2009/Talks/0204-ted-tbl/#(1)

Imagine a Web where we can draw on the collective intelligence of our times, when, where and how we really need it…that’s what it’s all about!

Excerpt from TED: 20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. For his next project, he’s building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together. More about WWW and Tim Berners-Lee – http://www.w3.org

Full Video Interview – Marc Andreessen on Charlie Rose

A great 60 minute interview on Charlie Rose with Marc Andreessen, the man behind Netscape and Opsware, both companies that were acquired and made Andreessen a billionaire. In this interview Marc talks about a variety of topics, including Cloud Computing, Facebook, Twitter and Ning. Some really great insights on tech development and the (non) impact of the current recession on Silicon Valley. A must watch for any tech enthusiast!

You can watch the entire interview below (note: 60 mintues long!)


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