How News Travels on the Internet (really the blogosphere)

Stephen VanDyke » How News Travels on the Internet
Stephen visualizes how news and information travel the Internet. Interesting that he is really really referring to the blogosphere not the internet proper. If it was the internet proper he would be paying much more attention to the “Dark Matter”.
From Stephen’s page:
Here’s how I see news travel, I think it’s a pretty self-explanatory graphic, plus I’m too lazy to do a proper write up. Infer as you wish, maybe I will become the “source” one of these days.

Shooting People

Shooting People / Bulletins
From the site:
Shooting People is a very simple idea – that independent filmmaking is about passion, ideas, innovation and finding creative partnerships. By providing a web and email service that allows all groups of the filmmaking community to hook up with each other instantly, swap core advice, debate latest techs and develop creative partnerships

Multi-network Instant Messaging

Cerulean Studios: The Creators of Trillian and Trillian Pro IM Clients
From the site:
The award-winning*, multi-network Trillian IM client allows you to seamlessly integrate all of your communications traffic in a single, sleek package. Stay in touch with contacts spanning multiple networks and grab the latest news, stocks, and other information with our versatile array of plugins.

Radio of the masses

radio vox populi: live from the commons
From the site:
We are entering an age where every citizen will have the means to speak her mind in a public venue. Weblogs are the voice of the people, connecting millions of individuals to their own audience on a daily basis. But what does this communication sound like?
Radio Vox Populi is a realization of the people’s voice, taking the content of the weblogs and broadcasting it back to the world. As weblog authors update their sites their writing is collected, synthesized into speech, and streamed to listeners as an Internet radio station. Live from the commons 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Ah ha, that is what this site is, a reBlog!!!
What is a reBlog?
A reBlog facilitates the process of filtering and republishing relevant content from many RSS feeds. reBloggers subscribe to their favorite feeds, preview the content, and select their favorite posts. These posts are automatically published to a Moveable Type weblog.

Only I am not using RSS.. I will have to check into this.. (when I have time that is)

Here is Eyebeam’s reBlog, they are the group that developed the software in the first place.

First reaction, Duh… Second, “maybe but not so fast”..

Study: Broadband ‘killer app’ found – 2004-02-03 – Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
From the article:
The so-called killer application for broadband Internet access between now and 2006 will not be distribution of professionally produced content, such as today’s TV and movies, but rather the addition of video to existing applications such as conferencing, messaging and gaming and the development of applications that rely on user- and community-provided video content, according to a new study by the San Jose-based unit of the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Some interesting developments from Microsoft Research

Wired News: Does SenseCam Make Any Sense?
From the article:
The prototype responds to changes such as bright lights and sudden movements and might one day even respond to other stimuli such as heart rate or skin temperature — to track medical problems as easily as to record a Hawaiian vacation. And it could eventually link with other technology, such as face recognition to remind wearers when they’ve seen someone before.