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Yahoo Local joins the microformat revolution

In the quest to make the Web more structured, Yahoo Local (the link from the Yahoo Local blog goes to The Dalles, where Google is building its mega datacenter) now supports the hCalendar, hCard, and hReview microformats on almost all business listings, search results, events, and reviews, said Yahoo's Andy Baio (below) during a workshop on decentralizing data at Supernova. Andy Baio, creator and co-founder of Upcoming.

June 21, 2006 by Dan Farber

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If the context isn't a Web page, can you legally hyperlink?

Although Jared Benedict has gone to some lengths not to characterize a letter he received as a nastygram, he and Jon Udell have apparently received the equivalent of take-down notice from the producers of This American Life (one of my favorite National Public Radio-broadcasted programs).  The letter threatened legal action.

June 21, 2006 by David Berlind

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Supernova: Navigating the personal infosphere

One of this morning's opening sessions at Supernova started with a workshop on the "personal infosphere," which has something to do managing information overload. I wrote about the overload of social networking services yesterday--a lot of horsepower is being applied to solving the problem of dealing with filtering out noise and livng the intelligent digital life.

June 21, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Higgins Trust Framework makes its debut at Harvard ID conference

Earlier today, here at the Identity Mashup Conference being put on by the Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, I moderated a panel discussion where the panelists contemplated what happens once software developers start to mashup disaggregated chunks of identity data into browser-based applications that we probably can't even begin to imagine.

June 20, 2006 by David Berlind

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Fitting graffiti outside Harvard's ID Mashup event?

As I carted my technology (computer, podcasting gear, and digital camera) on a wheelie (to save my back) from the public parking in Cambridge, down Massachusetts Ave. to the Identity Mashup Conference at Harvard's Law School where the content is all about such issues as identity, trust, who are you?

June 20, 2006 by David Berlind

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