Here's a selection of October's shared links captured via Google Reader, Delicious and Twitter. Organised into the usual suspects of Systems and their bits and pieces: People, Information and Technology. No one core theme this month. Quite a few product announcements (from Microsoft, Google and Amazon). Related trends: smart mobile devices meet the real-time web with people as the filling in the sandwich. Enjoy:
- Internet Trends in depth - Mary Meeker's annual update at the 2009 Web 2.0 summit
- Why Email No Longer Rules - and what it means for the way we communicate
- YouTube: We're bigger than you thought - 10 billion views in a single month!
- The Doers Club - how DIY can help transform Africa
- Is the Internet Age creating a utopian or dystopian UK - from Microsoft's UK CTO
- How local businesses can benefit from mobile social networks - help your community
- Search vs Recommendations - Authoritative and related sources in a graph
- How high will real-time search fly? Is there a business model behind instant news?
- The Dark Side of Extreme Customer Service - being fair is better than great
- Antisocial - Why corporate America (and most places) keeps rejecting social media
- The power of tweets - a new age of democracy or a danger to free speech?
- Strategy and social computing - interview with Microsoft's Lili Cheng
- 12 new cities built from scratch - interesting how our future is time-locked to the current.
- The value of visual thinking - captures attention, saves time
- The 4 ways sound affects us - TED talk with food for though in open plan offices
- Neuroanthropology - why you can't separate brain and culture, it's all in the mind :-)
- The Fun Theory - replacing play with (home)work fails to realise potential
- When is multitasking not multitasking - can we really do more than one thing at once?
- Building a hacker culture from within - Mark Zuckerberg on the importance of long-term horizons (compares MS to Netscape in the browser battle)
- Lessons learned from innovators - the importance of play, connections and role models
- Introducing Google Social Search - why friends and contacts are a key part of life online
- Not a faster horse - Google CEO Eric Schmidt on information
- Facebook analyses how happy we are - tracking positive and negative words. Remember, nothing gets deleted...
- The future is big data in the cloud - ability to tackle massive amounts of data will determine winners and losers
- Blog post: Introducing PowerPivot - analyse massive amounts of data
- Blog post: From PowerPivot to Pivot - another tool from Microsoft for analysing big data
- Data visualization in Second Life - adding another dimension to images of data
- Tweets from the jury box - controlling information even harder thanks to the real-time web
- Would dolphins yawn at this? Scientists discover a magnetic current that could store and transmit data
- Useful spreadsheet of all TED talks - only needs browser to view, so far all talks to end of Oct 09
- Cleverly simple - sales of normal mobile phones down, sales of smart phones up
- Blog post: Energy efficient web site design - will OLED change our use of black and white?
- Enterprise Search from a collaborative view - Google, Box.net and Microsoft SharePoint
- Blog post: 5 simple search tips - to improve relevance with SharePoint 2007
- Describing SharePoint 2010 - by the product team building it, good screenshots
- Engineering SharePoint - how products get built at Microsoft (and my how they grow)
- Blog post: SharePoint 2010 products and services - outline of versions and licences
- Microsoft Office Web Apps review - first looks by ITPro magazine
- Integrating Google apps with virtual worlds - virtual reality for geographical distribution
- Back to school with Google Docs - the benefit of not being tied to infrequent product releases
- Google Wave's Best Use Cases - collaborative uses of information
- Amazon introduces a cloudy database - Amazon RDS and opinion on it
- Free PowerPoint Twitter Tool - see and react to tweets in real-time in your presentation
And a couple of finally's. First: a more humorous video of the future than normal: The Ambient Life - a flavour of augmented reality:
To finish, Dilbert discusses the hidden strategy behind introducing workflow :-)