Sunday, February 17, 2008

Video Wrap-up, Microformats, User Experience, DataPortability and more

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I always have a long list of videos on my 'to watch' list. Although i love watching online video, especially interviews and presentations that i am not able to attend, it is rare that i have 'quiet' time to do it- usually something distracts me and it is usually hard to go back.

Last night we spent a couple hours watching some amazing video from our music video collection, tonight it was geek tv's turn. So here are some items that i watched today that you might find interesting:

- Microformats- The What, Where, Why and How- 34min Video presentation by Mark Meeker UI Engineering Architect at Orbitz Worldwide.

- Kathy Sierra: 30 min Video from the Tools of change for Publishing O'Reilly Conference on her her approach to creating passionate users.

- GOOD Magazine: Paying for Your Attention- the cost of physical Ads on billboards, taxis etc.

- Another Mike Wesch video Information R/evolution- which explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. From the notes provided "This video was created as a conversation starter, and works especially well when brainstorming with people about the near future and the skills needed in order to harness, evaluate, and create information effectively."

- Bruce Cahan's Google Tech Talks presentation on Helping Consumers Buy Products that Reflect their Values-How Google Mobile Ad and Search Platforms Can Green Commerce to build Sustainable Societies Worldwide. So what is the impact of our shopping and investing habits? Does a conscious consumer deserve better interest credit rates on their purchases? Is a web service that gauges if what you buy matches your social beliefs and goals possible? I met Bruce at a conference in fall 2006 and thought what he was talking about was extremely interesting, although i have seen him comment etc. at other conferences, i never had the chance to hear his complete presentation until now.

- Danah Boyd Discover Magazine's Interview on the work that she does around social networks on youth culture.

- Catching up on the multiple videos from the 'What does DataPortability mean to me' video project including some by Marc Canter, Chris Saad, Tim Miller, Khurt Williams, Duncan Riley, Tom, Charlie Perry, and a snippet (not submitted as part of the project) on DP from Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose on Diggnation,

Do you want to participate in the DataPortabilty Project? You still have a couple of days- Feb 20th- so what a prefect thing to do on your day off if you are celebrating President's day tomorrow (that is what i will be doing):

Here are the questions that are being addressed as part of the video project:

* What does DataPortability mean to you?
* How do you imagine DataPortability might change the way you use
the web?
* How would you explain the value of DataPortability to Vendors -
those that store the data.
* How would you explain the value of DataPortability to Users -
those that create and own the data.
* Ideally, what would you like to see from the DataPortability
Project in the next 12 months? 24 months?
* What else would you like to say? Make up a question and answer
* Finally, if you agree with the sentiment, please say "My name is
[your name] and I want Data Portability" at the end of your video.

To submit the video, please post it to one of the video sharing sites
and tag it 'DataPortabilityAndMe'.

Image of vintage tvset on Flickr by Roadsidepictures

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Cloud said...

Funnily enough I used a picture of President Canter (no typo) in my DP video: