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Links for Monday, September 25, 2006

  • Techcrunch UK: RSS: It’s dead Jim or can we ping it back to life? – “All the speakers unanimously agreed that RSS is great, as did most of the audience. Some people even spoke about how RSS had changed their lives. So surprisingly during the Q&A session some idiot had the audacity to proclaim that RSS is dead! Oh yes now I remember (strong stuff that beer) that idiot was me.
  • Kirkland Weblog: Happy Hour Guide to Kirkland Bars and Restaurants – “As we start moving back indoors we thought it would be a good idea to get a list of top Kirkland happy hour spots and provide any details we could get from the bars and restaurants of in and around the downtown area. These are all worthwhile spots to hit after work, down some beer and snack on some apps. ” Perhaps I am driving my manager to drink — he knows the location and times of every happy hour in the entire city of Kirkland.
  • Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Transforming Business through Virtual Worlds Capabilities – it’s Déjà Vu All Over Again – “To learn what is required in a practical way, we have been using the Second Life platform to conduct a series of experiments, such as holding virtual meetings on a variety of subjects with groups of various sizes. The meeting participants are represented visually by their individual avatars or personalized icons in the virtual world. We are very interested in understanding how best to conduct such virtual meetings. We have learned that many of the visual clues from the physical world should be embraced in the virtual world. For example, meeting participants should be seated facing each other, as they would normally do in a meeting, and whoever is currently speaking should gesture with his or her arms.