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What is Chumby?

This is a session to discuss Chumby, which I recall hearing about but have never seen. Alexandre Rafalovitch was the presenter. Chumby is Linux-based, uses wifi, flash lite widget, touchscreen, accelerometer, speakers, and usb. It is corded and small. It is not supposed to be a computer replacement, but an augmenter. It integrates with Winamp,…

Blogs as Community

Max from Microsoft started to speak about Microsoft Channel 9. The goal was to get information out to the developers within the company. It was called Channel 9 since that is the airline channel where the information between the pilots and the control tower can be heard. Max is speaking about Channel 8. He showed…

Twitter’s Business Model

So, a session on Twitter's business model. There is no idea what this is, so it may be an interesting discussion. Twitter seems to be focusing on their traction. Andrew Parker is the presenter, or discussant. He did not introduce himself, so I asked. He is starting to speak about different kinds of business models,…

Identity and the Future of Social Networking

What is wrong with social networks? There is a problem about having to move back and forth with identities and social networking. The room is full, with people sitting on the floor. Glad I got a seat and an outlet at the beginning of the session. Do we need a protocol to fix all the…

Does Liveblogging Add Value?

I decided to offer to lead a session. I do not have a presentation to give, as I do not want to use the one Robin and I presented at Northern Voice. I am much more interested in discussing this with other people. My session is scheduled to begin in about five minutes, and nobody…