Posts tagged web2.0

Using facebook with iChat

Facebook iChatIf you like to live on the bleeding edge of instant messaging, you may like to chat with your Facebook buddies by using your default Instant Messenger on a Mac: iChat. But wait, there are some pros / cons for this method:

+ only one Instant Messenger for iChat, AIM, Jabber and MSN, Yahoo, etc. (using Jabber transports)
– you have to accept a request for each facebook buddy when he / she gets online for the first time
– as of now, no facebook buddy names get displayed in iChat, you have to name each of your facebook buddies by hand (each buddy gets an entry in your address book)

If you really wannt to dig into that and don’t want to wait for Facebook to implement Jabber instant messaging as they stated in early 2008, here’s how to do it:

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XFN network – now see it :-)

XFN is a microformat to describe your relationship on other people. It’s pretty simple, just make a link and add the “rel” attribute:

Wolfgang Reutz
Andreas Feuerstein

oh, cool, but what’s up next? how can i see my actual friends network? Today i found an answer to that: XFN Graph (opensource JAVA application)

hintermarlberg XFN network

MySpace comes to Europe

MySpace is the world’s largest social networking platfrom with over 18 million(!) users. Now it tries to enter Europe. The whole article can be found here (in german):

in the comments a user mentioned an “myspace alternative” from Austria with currently about 1000 users:

notable is, that for each new user signing up (for free) janusweb will by 1m≤ of Costa Rican rainforest – good for our environment!

iTunes mit integriertem Podcasting?iTunes with integrated Podcasting?

Wie auf macrumors zu lesen:

Steve Jobs demonstrated a version of iTunes integrating PodCasting support which should be available “within about 60 days”.

Da kann man nur sagen: weiter so! 🙂macrumors posted:

Steve Jobs demonstrated a version of iTunes integrating PodCasting support which should be available “within about 60 days”.

There’s only one thing to say: Apple keep up doing with what you’re doing!

brave new TV world

“Theirs is a vision of a video universe of endless variety that will dwarf traditional television and pay-per-view offerings even as new players — regional Bell phone companies among them — emerge to vie for viewers with cable, satellite and other providers.”,1412,67533,00.html?tw=rss.TOP

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search battle heads to video

Recently, Yahoo launched a beta version of a service called Media RSS that lets anyone with footage submit videos for distribution. Bradley Horowitz, director of multimedia and desktop search at Yahoo, said the feature is designed to provide an easy way for “mom and pop creators of video” to connect with people who might be interested in viewing their content. The RSS feature follows the December launch of a video search engine.

This year, Yahoo is projecting that the number of videos streamed over the web will grow by nearly 50 percent from last year. Citing forecasts it commissioned from AccuStream iMedia Research, Yahoo said net users are expected to stream more than 21 billion videos in 2005, up from 14.2 billion last year.

Yahoo’s video-related rollouts come as the company’s arch rival, Google, is expanding in the video search arena. Google is currently running a beta version of an upload program that lets anyone submit videos electronically to its Google Video site, so long as they own the rights to the work. The company said the videos will be made available on its video search site, but has not specified a date.,1412,67302,00.html?tw=rss.TOP
nice roundup of what is currently happening on the video distribution market. i think things will slightly change in future and we can expect alternative or amateur video content as a seperate format next to tv and video on demand.

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