Archive for January, 2008

iGoolge == (myYahoo – 7 years)

January 4, 2008

igooglemyyahoo

Signed up for an iGoogle account the other day. Nice application. However, reminds me of myYahoo Version 1.0. Can’t exactly remember when myYahoo came out, but must be (Internet) ages ago. I used the myYahoo portal for a couple of month and then lost interest. Let’s see if it’s any different with iGoogle. For curiosity I tried to log into myYahoo (now Mein Yahoo) and – yes, account still works. Unbelievable. The Internet never forgets …

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Web 3.0 and beyond

January 2, 2008

Web 3.0

Today I read this article on msnbc on Web 3.0 applications – again. Wikipedia has the following article on Web 3.0. Google counts about 2.000.000 articles on Web 2.0 and about 10% of this on Web 3.0. But even better, back in early 2006, this blog entry gives allraeady a detailed analysis on google page counts on all Web X.0 variants.

Interesstingly the article also quotes Oren Etzioni as “hoping to make the ‘dumb’ computer far more user-friendly” in the context of Web 3.0 apps. Learning to “understand” the information on the Web, that’s what it is all about.

Prosit Neujahr, Everyone!

January 1, 2008

Happy New Year! After a splendid New Year’s party I spent the morning first cleaning up the flat (old year’s mess) and then listening and watching the New Year’s Concert given by the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Georges PrĂȘtre. The concert featured a very lively program on the lines of the Austrian French relationship. Highly recommended. Of course the chance to give a reference to the upcoming European Football Championships 2008 which will be hosted by Austria and Switzerland this year was not to be missed. PrĂȘtre blew a whistle to kick of the Sport-Polka and received a red card in return.