On Monday at http://www.sxsw.com Interactive, Justin Hall held a "Geek Out" where people were invited to show and/or talk about an online project and get feedback from the audience. These are the notes from our session. Pictures are in the works.Idea: What are some alternatives to the current reverse-chronological structure of web sites? I thought I might use the March 2003 South by SouthWest Interactive conference to find out.The initial notes were taken by Nancy White, who runs an index of online community resources. She used a SocialText wiki to build it. I added some additional background information for some.
I asked to have some time in the schedule to give the audience a chance to present web sites. Five minutes to explain the site, followed by some rapid-fire feedback from the audience. First impressions. Interface ideas. Housekeeping tips! Think of it as peer review for a short-attention span peer group. It's not enough time to develop deep critique, but it should be a good way to scan different approaches to sharing information online.
Austin Bloggers http://www.austinbloggers.org aggregates blog entries about Austin great service one category now, but it will evolve with community how to publicize
Handwire http://www.handwire.com/ http://www.hannum.com/ Question about use of Flash for the architect's website flash and html blend?
IC2 Institute - ELT Labs http://www.ic2.org http://www.eltlabs.org new lab at the University in Austin bridging commercial games and academics using games for training? games in education example of a get-off-welfare-work-training flash app
http://www.sxswblog.com extend the conference experience be where you aren't physically key idea: share notes from conferences. One page to track panel by panel, all the notes from different audience bloggers. Yes!
"www.notquiteyet.com" 13 year old Austinite Lan Party lad wants to curb cheating at LAN parties through development of a Counter-Strike/Half Life mod slightly shy
http://mary-margaret.com http://dev.mary-margaret.com Seeking feedback on her game industry recruiter site Bright yellow is a turn off Add testemonials Blog on front page later Robin said, "I got $10,000 worth of consulting in ten minutes!"
http://www.news.google.com Google employee looking for feedback on Google News beta. what is the line/distinction between "official" news sites and blogs and amateur sites? Doesn't know. what is the impact of this on the perception of who is journalist and what is press can you add foreign language content? yes google tool bar -- add google news search at bottom "enhance help" -- they do read this may have an impact on how people view the world from other perspectives via cluster algorhythms Look at the order of the media outlet lists in clusters - does that impact how people view the news downside of page rank for news is it works against scoops, which by-nature don't have links
http://www.digital-web.com promoting his web techniques magazine it's all about web design, information architecture, usability, accessibility - anything about building a web page the art is contributed art community contributes the article want to get more people involved, want to know about people's projects what sets this site apart? Content and articles. Not a lot of other UI going on. Difference from webmonkey - more than html. More advanced. Not for beginners. Not willing to take critique on a 1998 web site - about to relaunch. Audience confused.
http://www.socialtext.com social software distributed "Happenings" a way for a group of people can collaborate on the web So Adina alone does not control the content, Nancy can add too allows group collaboration examples; programming, planning a potluck, collaborative writing, collecting links, data Audience gives wiki examples from their experience
http://www.fullcirc.com/community/communitymanual.htm looking for success stories - what works, what doesn't academics and practitioners - not much interaction interested in role of visuals, audio and multi modes of communication for effective intercultural online interaction has online dialog space
<rtsp://felter.org/SXSW.sdp> video feed live from the conference with a laptop and video camera, now anyone can webcast webcasting a conference can be a radical act need server hosting some people working on cool P2P so you won't need a server
<http://www.davidgalbraith.org/ adding one tag to people's weblogs - "one line bio" people are moving away from reading one news outlet and start reading individual journalists based on what they write RSS syndication makes this easy adoption of a single tag one line bio of the author know a bit about the people you are reading. Simple powerful thing. aggregate what you read based on people, that's what weblogs are about. Filter based on this one line tag what about spoofing personalities? namespace with a number of tags but only a single tag is added to RSS at the item level something about FOAF? (Friend of a Friend)
people reveal a lot of information about themselves in blogs the difficult thing is when marketeers become involved. Worried about information people are making available about themselves. marketingrubout.txt - find things available about yourself available to marketings and decide what you want available or not blend of tools because it takes a long time to create laws this makes it time consuming for the advertiser
http://www.bulaja.com/fairytales/ collaboratively-made online croation folk tales attending both interactive and film pages feel there needs to be free content and community film panel advises don't give it all away free, don't work for free, but have collaborated use internet community to collaborate to work for her for a very low amount of money for hard work to make complex stories interactive people did not answer or started laughing. Crazy offer. So they accepted it. From all over world cyberstudio for CD ROM or DVD of most favorite Croatian folk tales. Would be popular there. Could cover some expenses. Never thought to put on internet. But decided to share with other people. Lot of people watch, give comments If we don't put it all for free, just can't continue work as animation professionals. would any of you pay for this online? Even a dollar to read a cartoon?
Chris Mlodnicki (check spelling)
see who comes in on search, then send them to a custom page google gets one, altavista gets one http://netsam.com/ antispambot sends info if a spambot hits the site. Sends note to see if really a spammer or not. If they are spambots they are given a list of emails that go to antispam sites encourage people to do this with their servers set up a list of bot names on server write a paper Mark Pilgrin http://www.diveintomark.com
post your additional ideas here or on the http://www.SXSWBlog.com site Nancy will send photos to Justin at Justin@bud.com (or was that org? Nancy needs a new brain)
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