Microcontent: other stuff...

Pubblicato nella categoria Semantic Web

After my two posts, i have found some interesting ideas in this article about Wiki applications:
-> You don’t know Tiddly, Wiki

The part of the post i’m looking at is this one:

Speaking of small. I’ll close with a slight twist on Wikis that you really need to know about. There’s a chap named Jeremy Ruston who took the Wiki concept and adapted it to what he defines as ‘microcontent.’ In the same way that you don’t always write a full story on a blog, or a full letter in an e-mail you have microcontent.
So he shaped a Wiki in a fashion that would best help him corral microcontent and called it a TiddlyWiki. See, you thought Wiki was the worst name you’d ever heard of and now we have TiddlyWiki. When I heard about TiddlyWikis I was twice as excited about them as I was when I learned of Wikis.
Almost everything we do in our information economy jobs is about microcontent.
We don’t write papers in business anymore, we don’t do full research studies, we guestimate 95% of the time, we don’t often run fully integrated advertising campaigns, and we don’t watch all of the TV show.
We don’t usually digest much of anything these days in huge gulps other than stress.
Instead we take sips from a thousand different wine glasses each day and swirl the wine around in our mouths trying to identify the ingredients so we can understand them, appreciate them, and find out which ones are worth swallowing.

It’s very interesting to see how much important is the microcontent stuff…

As i have noticed in the last post, it’s very closed to our mind way of thinking and learning processes…

There is a lot of potential in this stuff and probably it helps us to make better activities in everyday experience…

That’s the purpose of the tecnology, doesn’t it?

A sort of non linear approach to knowledge…

A more adaptive and dynamic content…

Some others good pointers…

work in progress…

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I’ve seen TiddlyWiki some months ago, and the idea and the non-linear written capacity has impressed me so much…

A TiddlyWiki is like a blog because it’s divided up into neat little chunks, but it encourages you to read it by hyperlinking rather than sequentially: if you like, a non-linear blog analogue that binds the individual microcontent items into a cohesive whole.

From Kemitix.net :

A self-contained HTML file that is a Wiki.
Editing the file locally it rewrites itself on disk as you save changes. There are a number of customisations that people have done to it, including one to use it hosted on a server.
I’ve been quite content with the basic Tiddler.
It is a wonderful demonstration of what you can do with javascript and a web browser, as if GMail and Google Maps weren’t good enough examples.

Or from another point of view, “The world as I see it“:

Ignore the silly name and focus in on the fact that this is a handy little wiki that can function like your own localized Wikipedia. And it’s totally portable, which means you can store it on a keydrive, email to yourself, whatever you want.
A very interesting tool, IMHO…

Another description from inolleb.com:

As it mentions, it is a single html file that contains everything you need. You then create tiddlers using WikiWords.
Tiddlers are blocks of information that link to other blocks of information and the links can continue infinately.
Ultimately it is extremely hard to describe. You will just have to check it out for yourself.

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Structured blogging e RDF...

Pubblicato nella categoria Semantic Web

Il post precedente puo’ sembrare solo una recensione semplice e accattivante dal punto di vista grafico, ma rappresenta piu’ cose di quelle che vedete…

Infatti e’ fatta usando il plugin che ho installato parecchio tempo fa dello Structured Blogging e che adesso vorrei modificare per i miei scopi.. usando quello che ho appreso leggendo GRDDL

Alcune considerazioni sociali sull’aggregazione delle recensioni

Come al solito le potenzialita’ sono molte e stiamo giocando con qualcosa di veramente utile nel tempo: pensiamo alla possibilita’ di riuscire a scrivere recensioni e commenti riguardo films, libri cd e altro in un modo standard e semantic-enabled..
per poter poi avere dei portali che aggregano automaticamente tali informazioni senza obbligare l’utente a dover cercare con Google piu’ recensioni…
Oppure piu’ semplicemente di non dover sempre loggarsi su portali diversi per esprimere le medesime opinioni sul medesimo prodotto…

Avere per le mani qualcosa che aiuti quindi l’aggregazione automatica dei commenti critici sui prodotti che compriamo in generale… sarebbe un mezzo potentissimo e veloce per avere un vero potere di influire sui prodotti acquistati…

Tutto questo e’ gia’ possibile, ma e’ tutto slegato e difficile da trovare in maniera esaustiva…

La rivoluzione dell’aggregare in modo automatico tutto questo portera’ vantaggi anche sul nostro potere d’acquisto, aumentando il senso critico comune e creando come effetto una cosa bellissima..

Solo i prodotti di qualita’ andrebbero venduti in modo massiccio…
grazie alla condivisione delle informazioni “reali“ sui prodotti da parte dei consumatori…

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Matteo Brunati

Sono un appassionato di tutto quello che ha relazione con la Rete, specie al confine tra tecnologia e società. Open Data e Linked Data sono nuovi livelli di un bene comune digitale, oggi riusabile come se fosse un Lego.
La società dei dati, anche con l’hype dei Big Data, mi affascina: ma serve maggiore riflessione condivisa.


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