Long before "Web 2.0", "social software", the big web buzzword was "portals"-- A portal, or enterprise information portal (EIP), is a Web site that integrates an organization's knowledge base and all related applications into a single user-customizable environment. This environment acts as a one-stop shop, or "gateway," for users' information ...

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Perhaps we should be speaking about things moving "at the speed of the web".... go away from a web based tool/service for a week or more, and you may have missed 3 new versions or 40 new features. No I am not complaining (I like the chaos), just observing from ...

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While there are at least 20 or more different social bookmark tools out there, I am pretty much committed and hooked on del.icio.us. It has that no frills but highly functional interface, but mainly because it has so many subtle features that are easy to overlook, even if you have ...

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flickr foto Cactifittiavailable on flickr This is a photo from last year's trip to Hawaii, but someone found another one from this same place and invited me to share it in a flickr pool devoted to grafitti on plants (who woulda thunk?). This is near the top of Makapu'u point on ...

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Cocomment is an interesting web technology that does some neat things but perhaps is not so wide it used to reach a next level of progress. It acts as a service of sorts, to tackle the age old (or 3 year old) problem of not knowing what happens to the ...

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The newest mind-blowing add on for del.icio.us users must be Revealacious billed as "revealing the way you use del.icio.us": Revealicious is a set of graphic visualisations for your del.icio.us account that allow you to browse, search and select tags, as well as viewing posts matching them. * SpaceNav ...

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The kiwis have a great expression about being able to fix anything with some number 8 bailing wire, sort of the down under flavor of duct tape. I just spent about 90 minutes cobbling together what I hope to be a framework for supporting audio content across a number of ...

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Just when we thought the net was full to the brim with social bookmark tools, comes another new kid on the block: RawSugar: RawSugar enables you to save and tag all your favorite web pages and then later find the one need in seconds. Why is this so important? Think of ...

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It's been interesting to see how a dis-connected set of blog posts about "distributed conversations" have pretty much emulated the topic. Mine was but one tiny ripple among the tide. With a few iterations of search (lacking an explanation of their syntax), Technorati does a credible job, but ...

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