Our Strength is Our Common Purpose

Friday, December 29, 2006

The Internet Society (ISOC)

The Internet SOCiety (ISOC) is a professional membership society with more than 100 organization and over 20,000 individual members in over 180 countries. It provides leadership in addressing issues that confront the future of the Internet, and is the organization home for the groups responsible for Internet infrastructure standards, including the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).

See The Internet Society (ISOC) and The Internet Society and Developing Countries for more insights into how thiscollaboration works.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

blogger beta

has anyone been using the new beta version of blogger? i ask because i tried to move my personal blog over to it, but it is not allowing me to do so. wonder if it is because i am also an editor on this blog?

digg.com ... you dig!

okay, so i am jumping on the bandwagon a little late here, but this is one really cool site. first off it allows you to participate in what you think are relevant, newsworthy media stories by 'digging' them. upon entering the site, you are presented with a list of stories that are rising up through the ranks ... and you 'digg' the ones you read and like. this moves them up the list according to how many people digg (vote for) them ... Note: others can undigg them, which moves them down the list. it's all very egalitarian. you don't like the ones that have been digged, or think there are others that should be there? well, there is a simple tool that allows you to add news stories. there are even tools that allow you to digg stories directly from within firefox and also add them to your blog entries. talk about automation!

there is one other feature that i really like about the site and is featured on the sidebar. it is called 'spy: watch in real-time' and when you click on it, you get a moving list of digged (dugged?) articles moving up and down in real time. it is showing you what stories are rising and falling in popularity. neat!

you gotta check it out. digg.com