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Custom search for my delicious bookmark

Posted by danzinde on August 8, 2008

…probably many of you know the yahoo’s social bookmarking site del.icio.us is now re-designed in its look and feel. del.icio.us is now moved to standard url delicious.com

But when I read Delicious 2.0 Who bookmarks any more I just wondered as we are so much addicted to revert to google for search, how useful it would be to customize Google search on my delicious bookmarks.

It took me just a few minutes to quickly setup google custom search of my delicious bookmark.

The steps i followed is rather simple even my mom would claim no difficulty. (well i ‘ve made her computer savvy 😉 )

  1. Exported delicious bookmark saved  it to my desktop (an html)
  2. Composed an email to post[at]posterous.com from my gmail
  3. Send email with delicious bookmark (html file) as attachment
  4. In an eye blick i got email back from Postereous with one link to my delicious bookmark
  5. Used this link in google custom search using their wizard

Cheers!!!!… here is the result

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Search your metadata with Yahoo! Microsearch

Posted by danzinde on March 31, 2008

Did you ever wonder how much information is hidden about you on the web, try Microsearch by Yahoo! One of the latest release by Peter Mika at Yahoo research Spain. The idea is:

…instead of hiding metadata, brings it to the front, thereby showing the user just how much metadata is out there for any given query.

Interesting enough, I am going to attend one of his talk : Exploiting explicit and implicit semantics on the web on 9th April. Stay tuned for updates of my knowledge gained from his talk.

Btw here is my microsearch result

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Drop Box

Posted by danzinde on March 19, 2008

Drop.io allows you to drop files, notes, voice in your drop box. A useful service to drop your things or ask someone to drop things and pickup or ask someone to pickup. You/anyone can add your files, notes, voice, photos etc. using the email, phone and web. small [demo]

A private place for exchanging photos, video, audio, notes, docs, and more. Each is accessible only to those whom you tell exactly where to look. No signup and no account.

Add to each drop via:

  • the web (drop.io/thedropname)
  • email (thedropname@drop.io)
  • phone (646-XXX-XXXX ext. XXXXX)

useful for:

  • privately sharing pictures & video
  • transferring files to yourself
  • sharing documents with co-workers
  • creating ‘instant’ collaboration space
  • posting your resume privately

[see more]

if you want to drop me some files, photos, vidoes, links just do it : My Drop Box

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EduSynergy simulation

Posted by danzinde on February 21, 2008

EduSynergy- a small world simulation (Albert Angehrn)

Albert Angehrn from INSEAD made us taste the EduSynergy simulation, which was quite interesting to know how we should understand, visualize and interpret the social networks dynamics. Online social networks are changing the way our society interacts. Participation about user-generated web contents provide us with the mechanism to observe, analyze, interpret and consume for our own personal interests.
What striked to my mind that social networks could have many implicit interpretations that might help in making strategic decisions by the interested parties. Some white decisions and some black ones. Black decisions, people who want to exploit your social network, break your trust connection, inject their interests and earn their gains. This raises the issues of trust and privacy of social network. At least it got much clear to me that social network can be analyzed and interpreted in much more different ways and used for many business interests that might surprise you.

The tremendous amount of personal information that we share over network like livejournal, facebook, orkut or social networking tools for making ourselves belong to a community, might be very valuable for people interested in personalized marketing business. A good paper to read on privacy issues in social networking.


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E-Learning 2.0: the emerging concept

Posted by danzinde on June 28, 2007

The use of internet has revolutionized over a decade with the new trends of social networking, blogging and realizations of semantic web vision. By putting all these together we say web is now changing to Web 2.0. As the web grows to Web 2.0, so does my curiosity in Learning Technology, I wondered how this influences the learning behavior of people, who are getting more self organized, socially dynamic and active participants in web revolution both technically and socially.  I started looking for current trends in e-learning in the tag-cloud of web 2.0, and happen to find an interesting talk-slide about the emerging concept of E-Learning 2.0 by Stephen Downes. Read his concise and well written article [here] from eLearn Magazine.


see below his complete talk slides, truly focusing on the future trends of e-learning.

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Web Revolution: We-Think

Posted by danzinde on October 17, 2006

With reference to my previous post [Thinking Collaboratively: Collective Intelligence: Web 2.0] inspired by the article [Are you thinking what I am thinking ?]

Google is buying Youtube, a business little more than a year old. The rise of the likes of Wikipedia and Youtube, Linux and Craigslist means for the way we organise ourselves, not just in digital businesses but in schools and hospitals, cities and mainstream corporations. My argument is that these new forms of mass, creative collaboration announce the arrival of a society in which participation will be the key organising idea rather than consumption and work. People want to be players not just spectators, part of the action, not on the sidelines.

Charles Leadbeater in his book We-Think: Power of Mass Creativity


“Google and YouTube are not alone. Wikipedia, an online encyclopaedia created and maintained almost entirely by amateurs, attracts more visitors than The New York Times online, carries more content than almost all other encyclopaedias combined and threatens to dwarf the services offered by large publishing companies”.

“Linux, a computer operating system started by a wispy Finnish computer science student and at first developed almost entirely by unpaid volunteers, is the main challenger to the operating system created by Microsoft, one of the world’s largest corporations”.

“Welcome to the world of We-Think. We are developing new ways to innovate and be creative en masse. We can be organised without an organisation. People can combine ideas and skills without a hierarchy”.

In my view, making web collaboratve is interesting, but there is a threat itself. World might get more knowledgeable but would certainly lack wisdoms. Democracy for expressing thoughts are human rights but if hijacked by capitalistic-mongers or extremist school of thoughts, then this is danger. This new culture of communication should be encouraged for bringing millions to the global network of information. At the same time world should preserve wisdom. In a way what i meant is the ethics of collaborative intelligence, and standardization of thoughts, so each of us could participate more freely and democratically saving the minorities as well.

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Thinking Collaboratively: Collective Intelligence: Web 2.0

Posted by danzinde on October 17, 2006

…Interesting insight of current web revolution worth reading : Are you thinking what I am thinking ?

Google has just agreed to pay about £889 million for YouTube, a website that barely existed 18 months ago and does not turn a profit, yet attracts 100 million viewers a day.

In the words of Andy BuddWeb 2.0 is a state of mind”, he highlights some of the advantages of web revolution aka Web 2.0

  • Using existing technologies in new and innovative ways
  • Change in the way people view the web
  • More mature industry
  • Healthier web economy
  • Need to innovate just to maintain position


    Posted in Semantic Ideas, Semantic Web, social networking, Web 2.0 | 1 Comment »