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This is a series of three articles – the first (this one) outlining the significance of Web 2.0 technologies, the second article discussing the impact of Web 2.0 technologies on mobility and the final article on the impact of Web 2.0 technologies on digital convergence. If you are already familiar with Web 2.0, my goal, in a nutshell (no pun intended!) is to extend Tim O Reilly’s seven principles to mobility and digital convergence. Thus, I will not attempt to add to the body of knowledge in terms of basic Web 2.0 concepts themselves. I would rather prefer to build on some of the excellent work done on the subject from folk such as Tim O Reilly, Richard McManus and others. I will use their work as a background and extrapolate the basic Web 2.0 principles to mobility and digital convergence (areas which I am more familiar with). My approach will be to ask a series o... (more)

AJAX and Mobile Web 2.0: A Service Blueprint Combining del.icio.us and flickr

Following my article about "Mobile Web 2.0," I wanted to find a blueprint/case study of a Mobile Web 2.0 service. This follow-up article is a bit of a gedankenexperiment – but I have drawn on the excellent work being done by Dr Marc Davis and his team at the Garage cinema research at the University of California (Berkeley). The service I am considering here is a ‘mobile’ version of a combination of del.icio.us and flickr As you probably know, both del.icio.us and flickr are based on tags. However, note that in a mobile context, a ‘tag’ would have a d... (more)

Mobile Web 2.0 – Web 2.0 and Its Impact on Mobility

Welcome to the second part of this 3-part article. Much has happened since I wrote the first part: for instance, I am now a member of the Web 2.0 Workgroup and I have also been selected to speak at SYS-CON's SOA Web Services Conference & Expo 2006 in New York City in June. Many thanks for all your feedback to the first article. I would also like to introduce Tony Fish (who is my co-author for OpenGardens ). The authors of this article and the third article which will follow (about the impact of Web 2.0 on digital convergence) are Ajit and Tony jointly. In this article, we will disc... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: What Is Digital Convergence?

Digital convergence is a much-maligned concept. Mention Digital convergence, and it conjures up images of the intelligent fridge : a concept most people think they have no need for! But Digital convergence is an idea whose dawn is near. There is a lot of confusion about what exactly is meant by digital convergence. When people talk of Digital convergence, they could actually mean different things: a) Co-mingled bits : The original definition of Digital convergence as outlined in Nicholas Negroponte’s 1995 book Being Digital b) Device convergence: One device to rule them all! ... (more)

Cellular AJAX Data Transmission Techniques

This content is reprinted from Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters published by SYS-CON Books. To order the entire book now along with companion DVDs for the special pre-order price, click here for more information. Aimed at everyone from enterprise developers to self-taught scripters, Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters is the perfect book for anyone who wants to start developing AJAX applications. Cellular Data Transmission Techniques There are two main techniques for cellular data transmission, TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access... (more)