Posts Tagged ‘individual’

Individual own data

January 14, 2011

I picked up last year that Tantek was using his personal website to author all his data from.  He is a champion of ‘fighting for the user’ but my initial take on this was that I need an ultra smart authoring tool to cater for all those publishing activities I can perform today and more and more tomorrow.  However, use third party tools then the data is then ‘owned’ by that service.  However, for some you will need to use local tools to get the data to the service e.g. hardware, camera and local uploading tool to get it to e.g.   so I will have a local copy (my pc, Sony, local software microsoft and online yahoo flickr) so I need lots of local tools to get to the online service that now ‘owns’ my data!  This is a fascinating tension and a couple of blog post give th arguments, Decentralized tools and self aggregate, Zeldman and Tanteks, self publish and copy everywhere.

A conference is coming up in June this year, the IndieWeb unconference in Portland, USA for those fighting for individuals to own their data.

streamtime – demand tools for an attention economy

September 23, 2009

Adrian Chan has written an insightful post, Activity Streams – Realtime and Streamtime.  Realtime is the talk of the moment but I support his view that this is just one side of the equation.  Streamtime is where an individual’s attention is focused from the world of real time authored information.  Adrian, talks about information and communication as being distinctive but I see communication being information with a flow pattern.  With increasing amounts of realtime authoring, but stuck in the reality of an individual only have one realtime attention then Adrian says, “Social tools to help with the demands of interacting and communicating may be an area still ripe for innovation”.

Here at we are developing a streamtime focused service.  Yes, we need to be plugged into the real time world to deliver the service but the value to an individuals attention is a streamtime full of the best information they demand.