Why did you click on that link? Why? Why?
Of course you only need one button when you have gestures.
It is now seventeen years since the Cork Ancestral Project, funded by Fas, started their digitization work and none of it is on the internet.
Read @margaretjordan’s piece on this. She knows the area better than anyone.
My fear about some of the current half-assed talking about Government OpenData is that we’ll just have a repetition of this.
I was mulling this morning over the silly post I did yesterday on Stephen Colbert. In my ideal world, the TV show regional-licensing nonsense would go away and consumers in Europe would pay the US producers directly for each show (and vice versa for US consumers). If I want to watch Colbert right now, I want to flip 50c to the show’s owners no matter where I am in the world. Then all of those clips can happily be shown worldwide without some middle-man trying to block them.
The problem with micro-payments has always been the “how”. Without massive scale, people simply won’t sign-up to the idea. And then it struck me. What if you had a Facebook Like tied to Facebook Credits? Something along these lines:
Does that not convert millions of pages of content, videos and images into something monetizable? It removes all the friction of the PayPal Donate button, ties into the fact that you are all clicking Like constantly and makes you feel good because you are rewarding people for their efforts.
I'd almost forgive them their ridiculous region-limiting of media based on this message. But not quite. Time to power-up the US VPN.
You can now access Web APIs. HURRAH! Finally!
OK, you won’t be able to build Twitter OAuth Apps but now anything with an open API is accessible and consumable. RSS feeds for a flippin’ start.
Watch the number of really cool apps using App Inventor go through the roof. We’re building one this evening.
If you’ve been using microformats or RDFa to mark up your Google Rich Snippets, sorry, you backed the wrong horse
Shakes fist at one of his tech heroes but shouldn’t be too hard to change TBH.
One question: If Google is already showing your Rich-Snippet Reviews based on hreview with stars in the SERPs, will moving to microdata markup drop you off the SERPs again and force you to re-apply yet again on their ridiculous non-web-scale Google Docs Form?
The lack of a testing tool is a wee bit shocking. Whole thing feels a bit half-baked.