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more on demo 2004

Lots of cool announcements for Demo 2004. Big focus on weblogs and decentralized communities (which I find to be intimately linked with weblogging, in spirit at least if not in practice). As a follow up to my previous post on WaveMarket's release of location-based moblogging tool (here's Russ's own entry on the topic). Doc has a good set of pointers to what went on, but here are a couple of other things that caught my attention:

  • Feedster showed their search technology and Feedster builder, which is very cool. Congrats to Scott Johnson and the Feedster team! What they're doing with Feedster shows IMO that if the oft-maligned semantic web ever arrives it will be in the form of the gathering of information formed by decentralized self-organizing communities who provide context to infer the semantics, rather than forcing people to enter them on their own. Yes. Like weblogs are.
  • SixApart demoed a new set of moblogging tools that work both with TypePad and MovableType. Kudos as well. I must get a decent mobile phone and start playing with this new cool stuff.
If weblogging, RSS, syndication (and related technologies) didn't come of age in 2003 (which I guess some would argue, though not me), then 2004 looks like a good bet, don't you think?

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on February 17 2004 at 4:20 PM

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