Archive for December, 2004



the long tail - the blog, the book…

Read on Joi Ito’s web. Chris Anderson is writing a book about The Long Tail based on one of the best articles that I could read this year in Wired. He has also started a blog about the Long Tail topic and I assume to capture the book writing process. Should be an interesting […]

Interview in OhmyNews International with Dan Gillmor

OhmyNews International has a good interview with Dan Gillmor about his new project: "I hope to pull together something useful that helps enable — and demonstrates — the emerging grassroots journalism that I wrote about in my recent book (We the Media, 2004). Something powerful is happening, it’s in the early stages and I have […]

Another Google move

A new patent filed by Google offers a tantalizing glimpse of one way the company could find to finally make money off frozen-in-beta Google News and the new Google Print: "U.S. Patent Application No. 20040122811, filed by Google co-founder Larry Page, has a deceptively simple name: ‘Method for searching media.’ But the application illuminates possible […]

Vertical search - indeed.com

Vertical search engines are going to be a big topic for 2005, with plenty of players launching services to address specialised areas which Yahoo/Google do not address yet.
indeed plays in that field: it is a new service which agregate job offers from plenty of sources on the web (job boards, newspaper sites, and niche […]

Yahoo Video Search

To follow up on past posts on that topic, Yahoo just launched their video search service. Very good, but somewhat basic at this point. Funny to see the search outcome for dancing monkey featuring Steve Balmer. More details are on the Yahoo Search Blog.

Sorting categories

By default, categories in Wordpress are not sorted alphabetically, but in the order they have been created. The way, to fix it is to modify the template and replace the < ?php wp_list_cats(); ?> by _list_cats("sort_column=name"); ?>.

New Signature iPods

First the Special Edition U2 iPod. Now plenty of new models.
via Joi Ito’s web

Steph’s blog

Stephane Bordage, which who I co -wrote a book with - conduite de projet web - , has started to blog few weeks ago. Just realised it today. He is working now on finalising the second edition, which is due early next year.

What’s next for Google

Good article on technology review.

Tactics from the US championship

Few tactic exercises on Chessbase. Link

Yahoo vs Google

John Battelle has two interesting posts on how the two companies compares, in between media and tech. 1 & 2.

firefox hacking

Post on how to make firefox faster for broadband user as well as recommendation of plugins.

Russian posters

Amazing online collection of russian posters.
Picture: «Nine days of one year» by Ostrovskij V. I. (1962)

Digital natives

This Cnet news article gives props to young digital enthusiasts. The information age generations can be identified with "an average of close to 10,000 hours playing video games; more than 200,000 e-mails and instant messages sent and received; nearly 10,000 hours of talking, playing games, and using data on cell phones; more than 20,000 hours […]

SHHH !

From Coudal.com, "After reading a story in the NYT, Jim’s wife Heidi decided that maybe there was a way to fight back against the obnoxious cell phone users that we all have to deal with in stores, restaurants, trains and pretty much everywhere else. Can design ride to the rescue? Jim and the incomparable Aaron […]