Guest Speaker: Shawn Rider

We had Shawn Rider in class yesterday, and I thought that it went very very well.

The title of Shawn’s talk was:

“Open, Mashed, Remixed, Rated: Toward a User-Generated, Content-Heavy, Standards-Based, Dynamic, Socially Networked, Semantic World Wide Web of Wonder

I thought he had a great structure for talking about the progression of the web, and things that tied into Frank’s talk on the previous night in some surprising and interesting ways. (Although only myself and about 4 of my students were at the talk.)

Here are few things that Shawn showed that were new to me:

http://labs.digg.com/swarm/

http://www.ning.com/

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/

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