Warning: This video is nerdy and technical.
    But you will learn something if you make it to minute 6:47. You will understand the most important relations in the evolution of web technologies – from the first remote connection 1957 to the world-changing TCP/IP protocol.

    It’s a diploma by Melih Bilgil.

    History of the internet is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to file-sharing, from arpanet to internet.
    The history is told with help of the PICOL icons, which are also a part of my diploma. The icons are soon available for free on picol.org

    Information Aesthetics has already written about that thing in February, me clumsy lamard has discovered it just now. Me like that wable table, but me will not buy it. Afraid of my fastfood and longdrinks being spilled on my bearskin imitation.

    The personal feeds from webapplications like Plazes, Flickr, and Last.fm tell much about the activity of an individual on the internet. In this project we aim to explore how you can visualize the changes of your web identity over time and create a physical link between your virtual and real identity. The interface consists of both a physical table and a web application. This direct feedback from your web identity is customizable and can be connected to any RSS feed.

    Sweetcron is a service that brings you the features of friendfeed and tumblr. Apart from the fact that it’s build for being hosted at your own web server. Kind of a wordpress for feeds. Check the developers site yongfook.com for a working demo blog.

    Update: Sweetcron Beta is out for evaluating:

    It’s closed beta right now, but the developer, Yongfook, promises to launch it soon. It is going to be 100% open source and offers some more features:

    • Automated Imports: Uploaded a photo to flickr? Bookmarked a new site? In a few minutes it will show up on your blog, thanks to the power of RSS feeds
    • Easily Customisable: Edit simple templates to change your Sweetcron look.
    • Self Hosted: You can keep alll the data safely on your own server and run Sweetcron on your own domain.
    • Fully extensible: Write your own php classes and slot them right in!

    Check the Interview with Yongfook on Lifestreamblog.com

    via t3n

    Que privilegio: I am on soundcloud.com now! This platform is a great way to share your music with the world. Not onlyfor downloading the files: In soundcloud, any member can comment directly to his favorite passages of a track. There are more common community functions inside.
    Drop me a line if you like to join: I have two invites left.

    Check out this mouthwatering Remix by TJ Kong:
    Ben Mono – Jesus Was A B-boy [TJ Kong & Nuno Dos Santos Remix]:

    Sounds great? Here’s a TJ Kong Promo DJ set:

    Read this statement of the Soundcloud scientists, Alexander Ljung & Eric Wahlforss:

    As you might expect, over the years we’ve grown tired of getting emails with YouSentIt links or FTP log-ins just to be able to check out our friends latest soon-to-be released tracks. Not to mention how annoying it is to try and email a reply with some comprehendible feedback. Music is just kind of tricky to deal with over email. So, we thought we’d change that. SoundCloud is our way of doing it.

    I just gathered some interesting news from Mister Wong:

    Zattoo - live TV on your PC

    Zattoo is a RIA [Uhm, just call it a program] that let’s you watch TV on your Compu without extra hardware [PCI tv-card] or a subscription to a commercial service. Zattoo is currently focussed on European channels and licensed content, and it’s completely free.

    I was disappointed when I realized that I can’ watch BBC2 or Canal+, because my IP address is recognised as being German, and legal regulations prevent us to watch programs we probably haven’t payed broadcasting fees for. Maybe you can bypass this limitation using an Open Proxy Service, see the link below.

    On the other hand, it’s just as simple as switching on the Telly.

    Zatto is based on peer-to-peer technology, just like Hobnox, Pando, Joost: or Miro. In a Peer-to-Peer TV system, each user is simultaneously downloading the program to watch it, but also uploading the video stream to other users. This way, all users contribute to the overall bandwidth of the service. The streams are usually slightly delayed to the original sources. But the video quality is better if there are more users, which makes powerful servers farms needless.

    Zattoo itself provides very smooth streaming quality and might be considered the service experts were waiting for – due to it’s simplicity.

    Check the links for more information:

    Zattoo delivers live TV legally, just like a cable network. Presently Zattoo doesn’t create its own channel from archival contents, nor do we yet carry user-generated content. Instead, we work with broadcasters to re-distribute their content simultaneous, unaltered, and unabridged. Compared to Joost, we provide live TV viewing instead of archival content delivered on-demand.

    Sugih Jamin, Chairman and Co-founder of Zattoo

    Beautiful Twitter Mashup: Twistori. A content harvester that filters emotional twitter microposts. Made by Amy Hoy and Thomas Fuchs.

    A “first person” visualization of Twitter messages, inspired by We Feel Fine. Twitter messages are filtered by occurrences of the phrases:

    • I love
    • I hate
    • I think
    • I believe
    • I feel
    • I wish

    which are placed in a visual scrolling message ticker. Similar to Digg Labs BigSpy.

    via Information Aesthetics

    Grimes: That should better be posted in German. It might work in english, too: Anybody who happens to be in Cologne from April 06th to 13th:
    Look out for this cosy venue: The Motoki Wohnzimmer. Motoki will provide us with some happy days during the TRIMM-DICH-TAGE.

    TRIMM-DICH-TAGE EVENTWOCHE 06.?–?13. April 2008

    TRIMM-DICH-TAGE EVENT WEEK April 06th to 13th, 2008
    Eventlounge opening hours:
    Mo to Fr // 17.00–23.00
    Sa & So // from 14.00

    Motoki Kollektiv is a bunch of creative blokes and girls who want to share their knowledge, space and time with others. Here’s a panoramic view of the site, if you like that click here for more photos and info. I don’t know if religious habits are part of the program. I will judge for myself because I will attend some of the events. Hope nobody is offended by my name though ;).

    The Motoki living room is located in the heart of [Cologne] Ehrenfeld, in 500m distance from Ehrenfeld station and close to Venloer Strasse.
    The name Motoki “living room” puts a deeper meaning in the purpose of our place. It is social core of the Motoki collective. We invite friends, neighbors and visitors to events and activities here.


    Here is a new toy for wannabe graphic designers and photographers:

    Adobe just released it’s online image proccessing tool Photoshop Express. After creating an account, you are able to upload, edit and publish your photos. Let’s see if this becomes a valuable photo community.
    Some info:

    • It’s 100% Flash
    • There are functions to integrate your work into Facebook, Photobucket and Picasa. Why not Flickr?
    • The interface actually does not convince me: Too slow, too much fading effects and shaded buttons.
    • Image processing capabilties are reduced, somehow. Do not forget: It’s an online tool, not an replacement of a desktop version of Photoshop.

    And Beware: In Adobes General Terms and Conditions it says:

    Adobe does not claim ownership of Your Content. However, with respect to Your Content that you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Services, you grant Adobe a worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such Content into other Materials or works in any format or medium now known or later developed.
    “Publicly accessible” areas of the Services are those areas of the Adobe network of properties that are intended by Adobe to be available to the general public.

    Did I get that right: Adobe is allowed to earn as much dough with my pics as they want to? Without sparing me a dime? No way, this is not going to be used by me. No matter what you think about it – think twice.

    Here’s a demo video:


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