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Tomtown ( 8 Oct., 2015, at Interconnected)
"The web is busy now. No bad thing. But much too busy to have a single place to gather my friends around photos, another around status updates, etc. I used to have one community online, and now I've got a hundred. And while I can shard them by app (business on LinkedIn, family on Facebook, my global village on Twitter), it's a lot of effort to maintain that. And it doesn't make any sense.

Until:

Tom Coates invited me to join a little community of his in Slack. There are a handful of people there, some old friends, some new friends, all in this group messaging thingy.

There's a space where articles written or edited by members automatically show up. I like that.

I caught myself thinking: It'd be nice to have Last.FM here too, and Dopplr. Nothing that requires much effort. Let's also pull in Instagram. Automatic stuff so I can see what people are doing, and people can see what I'm doing. Just for this group. Back to those original intentions. Ambient awareness, togetherness.

Nobody says very much. Sometimes there's a flurry of chat.

It's small, human-scale. Maybe it's time to bring all these ambient awareness tools back, shared inside Slack instances this time.

You know what, it's cosy. I've been missing this. A neighbourhood."
2015  mattwebb  ambientawareness  ambient  community  culture  presentationofself  twitter  flickr  slack  tomcoates  email  neighborhoods  scale  groups  groupsize  glancing  jaiku  dopplr  im  instantmessenger  last.fm  openplans  offices  attention  socialmedia  noise 
october 2015 by robertogreco
Adam Darowski | Blog | URL as UI
"Computer users have gotten so used to the graphical user interface (GUI) that it is easy to forget that computers basically operate via a series of commands. The web has not only brought the command line back to the surface (with the web browser’s address bar), it has exposed the concept to an entire generation of users that has never seen a command line.

When you access a web site, you are generally typing in a URL (unless, of course, you are selecting a bookmark or following a link from an email, IM, other site, etc.). The URL is essentially a command to go fetch that content. We take components of the URL such as “http://”, “www”, and “.com” for granted now, these are rather arcane expressions that would be nonsensical to non-web user. But since most sites we access start with an “http” (perhaps an “https”) and end with a “.com” (or “.net”, “.org”, etc.), we get used to these conventions.

Many developers take the time to learn the command line instead of using the graphical user interface because it can be faster and more efficient.



Once I learned the conventions, it was an easy choice for me.

Similarly, navigating a web site simply by the URL can be much faster and more efficient than relying on the site’s information architecture and navigation menus."
urls  2008  design  ui  adamdarowski  linkrot  finability  last.fm  flickr  readability  via:mattthomas  commandline 
august 2014 by robertogreco
What Publishers Today Can Learn from Allen Lane: Fearlessness | Publishing Perspectives
"So what should we be doing about this?

We need to make visible the full life of the book: the months of writing and editing; the book as advertisement for, and latterly souvenir of, itself; the book as site of engagement and start of a conversation.

We should learn not only from other content industries, but from the digital support structures that have grown up around them.

To take one, the musical ecosystem comprising services such as Last.fm, Hype Machine, Songkick, Soundcloud and Bandcamp has few parallels in literature, as yet.

These services surround the artistic work with a visible halo of engagement, recommendation, data generation and visualization.

They allow direct communication between artist and audience, benefiting both immeasurably. And these type of services, which serve artists, publishers and consumers in equal measure, are founded on the skills that publishers have in abundance: the recognition and understanding of literary quality, and a deep and enduring love and knowledge of the medium itself.

Those that are most perceived as the greatest threat to publishing — the tech companies — are not a threat here: Amazon is an infrastructure company, Apple a technology and design company, Google is a search engine. None of them will be able to replicate publishers’ passion for books.

But to take advantage of this, publishers need to look beyond Industrial Revolution-era definitions of what they do, beyond one-size-fits-all definitions of our product, and beyond publicity-grabbing, short-term management and imprint rearrangements that have nothing to do with readers’ demands.

In short, we need to walk down that platform with Allen Lane again, take a long look at where and how people are reading, and help them to find a good book."
jamesbridle  books  publishing  history  allenlane  penguin  2013  engagement  socialobjects  booksassocialobjects  reading  sharing  conversation  content  soundloud  hypemachine  songkick  last.fm  bandcamp 
october 2013 by robertogreco
Momento - diary writing for iPhone and iPod touch
"With Momento in your pocket you can write your diary ‘on the go’, capturing moments whenever you find the time. A beautiful interface coupled with powerful tagging, makes it quick and easy to write about your day and browse moments from your past…

Connect Momento with popular web services to fill your diary with your online activity. In minutes Momento can build a record of each day, using the information and media you have shared online. A fast, effective and effortless way to record your life."

[via: http://www.r4isstatic.com/395 ]
momento  lastfm  rss  last.fm  digg  youtube  vimeo  flickr  instagram  gowalla  foursquare  facebook  twitter  notetaking  diaries  software  ios  journals  applications  iphone 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Warren Ellis » Tomorrow’s World: The Near Future Of Pop
"Not that my sixteen year old daughter knows anything about that. The thing about an early-stage networked culture where everything is available on demand means that you have to know about it to demand it. It’s why companies like last.fm, and most social networks, have always put “music discovery” towards the top of their priorities. They know that common culture has been fractured by the internet and the remains bought and paid for by scum. But my daughter has a t-shirt that reads OF COURSE I’M NOT ON FUCKING FACEBOOK. She uses YouTube playlists, and her friends’ tastes, and even music magazines, and plots her own course through pop.

And she doesn’t know, or care to be told, what her favourite pop bands owe to the Pixies or Bowie or Velvet Underground. Atemporality means nothing to her. This is hers, and that’s how it should be. And pop, in relation to the wreckage of mainstream media, has gone underground, and perhaps that’s how it should be too. Underground and everywhere, at the speed of light."
warrenellis  music  spacetime  whosonfirst  popculture  atemporality  nearfuture  adolescence  film  youtube  facebook  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  via:straup  2011  last.fm  discovery  lastfm 
november 2011 by robertogreco
Software Studies: digital humanities, cultural analytics, software studies
"Cultural Analytics is the term we coined to describe computational analysis of massive cultural and social data sets and data flows. Over last 15-10 years, cultural analytics came to structure contemporary media universe, cultural production and consumption, and cultural memory. Search engines, spam detection, Netflix and Amazon recommendations, Last.fm, Flickr "interesting" photo rankings, movie success predictions, tools such as Google n-gram viewer, Trends, Insights for Search, content-based image search, and and numerous other applications and services all rely on cultural analytics. This work is carried out in media industries and in academia by researchers in data mining, social computing, media computing, music information retrieval, computational linguistics, and other areas of computer science."
datagriotism  datagriots  digitalhumanities  humanities  data  levmanovich  lastfm  netflix  amazon  ngram  ngramviewer  trends  media  culture  computing  computation  computationallinguistics  culturalanalytics  2011  ucsd  last.fm 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Everything the Internet Knows About Me (Because I Asked It To) - Digits - WSJ
"I feel like my day starts at 6:30 a.m. (if only my teapot collected usage data), but it’s pretty clear that my day doesn’t begin in earnest until around 9 a.m., when I arrive at work. There’s also a certain rhythm in which these activities spike. Am I less productive in the middle of the day? Well, look, that’s when I’m more likely to be in meetings and not using any of these services, which are mostly part of my desk routine. But that’s the stammering of an anecdotalist. The truly quantified self would just say, we need more data."
data  internet  privacy  visualization  foursquare  twitter  lastfm  google  search  googlereader  quantifiedself  tracking  lifelogging  last.fm 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Memolane | Your time machine for the web
"Keep your memories alive. Capture photos, music, tweets, posts, and much more. View and share your entire online life in one place. Explore and search your history."
socialmedia  tools  lifestream  timeline  visualization  flickr  facebook  twitter  spotify  rss  lastfm  tripit  foursquare  picasa  memolane  search  archives  archiving  backup  aggregator  timelines  last.fm 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Archive Fever: a love letter to the post real-time web | mattogle.com
"By providing us with new ways to share what we’re doing right now, the real-time web also captures something we might not have created otherwise: a permanent record of the event. We’ve all been so distracted by The Now that we’ve hardly noticed the beautiful comet tails of personal history trailing in our wake. We’ve all become accidental archivists; our burgeoning digital archives open out of the future."

"The current philosophy underlying most of the real-time web is that if it’s not recent, it’s not important. This is what we need to change."

"I believe we, as makers of online services, have an incredible opportunity to ground the things we create in both the present and the past, making them — and thus ourselves — richer, more beautiful, and more human.

But first we need to catch archive fever."

[via: http://log.scifihifi.com/post/2348978639/by-providing-us-with-new-ways-to-share-what-were ]
twitter  internet  memory  memoryplatforms  realtime  realtimeweb  now  archives  archiving  search  2010  foursquare  web  facebook  last.fm  memoryretrieval  cv  commonplacebooks  perspective  hereandnow  past  present  lastfm 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: griotism
"So employing an internal data griot makes a lot of sense: someone who can spend the time looking for both large trends and individual needs and uses that illuminate and portend. It’s a hard job, needing a mix of skills rarely found – a smidgen of hard maths and statistics, a pinch of programming, and dessert spoons of various liberal arts. The Economist (sub required) posits them as data scientists (a position Flickr are currently looking for), but this misses the ability to ask interesting questions, and having hunches – being so immersed in the data that relevancy screams out."
chrisheathcote  last.fm  data  griot  processing  python  stories  visualization  web  storytelling  interdisciplinary  hunches  questioning  math  mathematics  relevance  patternrecognition  patterns  newliberalarts  programming  statistics  trends  griotism  datagriots  lastfm 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Last.fm iPhone Demo on Vimeo
"Listen to free streaming radio on your iPhone with Last.fm. Last.fm allows you to listen to your favorite artists, discover new music, and share music with the friends in your iPhone contact list."
iphone  last.fm  music  applications  mobile  lastfm  ios 
july 2008 by robertogreco
TheLastRipper - "The Danish law is very unclear on this subject and therefore this is our interpretation of the copyright law" ...
"TheLastRipper can save Last.fm streams to mp3's, while downloading album cover, appending ID3v2 tags and organizing you music after Artist/Album/Track. TheLastRipper will also help you generate playlists from the data available from you Last.fm account."
via:preoccupations  onlinetoolkit  last.fm  mp3  download  software  streaming  freeware  music  opensource  osx  mac  windows  linux  record  recording  playlists  radio  lastfm 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Next to Last.fm
"This app will allow you to let Last.fm know when you are listening to the music of another Last.fm user."
last.fm  via:preoccupations  music  lastfm 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Last.fm + YouTube = music tv goodness
"This is a mashup of Last.fm and YouTube made by Tim Bormans. It’s best described as an online music television based on your taste."
music  YouTube  mashup  last.fm  audio  tv  via:cityofsound  lastfm 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Build Last.fm: Extend your Last.fm experience
"Free extras built by the community to extend your Last.fm experience."
via:blackbeltjones  last.fm  music  plugins  api  extensions  lastfm 
may 2008 by robertogreco
plus six » soundamus - native to a web of musical data
"analyses your stats to see who you listen to...generates a custom RSS feed...which will tell you about new releases by artists you listen to, and for each soundamus-announced release you look at you also get a list of releases by similar artists.
lastfm  webapps  via:blackbeltjones  music  api  data  last.fm 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Socialthing!
"See everything that's going on with your friends in all the sites you use, easily figure out where you're missing connections with your friends, interact with multiple sites at once, and more!"
lifestreams  lifestreaming  feeds  twitter  aggregator  socialnetworking  socialthing  onlinetoolkit  facebook  flickr  lastfm  socialgraph  last.fm 
march 2008 by robertogreco
The Best Tools for Visualization - ReadWriteWeb
"Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data. Here are some of the best:"
lists  visualization  information  infographics  del.icio.us  flickr  lastfm  music  internet  web  online  twitter  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  graphics  informationdesign  data  last.fm 
march 2008 by robertogreco
MobileScrobbler: Last.fm client for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch
"connects your Apple iPhone or iPod Touch with the Last.fm social music website. As you listen to music on your device, MobileScrobbler sends the title, artist, and album to the Last.fm website. Last.fm uses this information to suggest new music, new frie
lastfm  itunes  ipodtouch  iphone  music  applications  software  via:preoccupations  last.fm  ios 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Yahoo! oneConnect™. A whole new way to communicate on your phone.
"Yahoo! oneConnect™ will be the first product that brings it all together—your people, your life, the ways you communicate—seamlessly, into the palm of your hand."
addressbook  mobile  phones  aggregator  communication  dopplr  facebook  iphone  lastfm  networking  socialnetworks  twitter  yahoo  location  messaging  sms  im  linkedin  myspace  flickr  last.fm 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Web 2.0 workplaces [PICS] - UADDit
"Web 2.0 is special. And so are the places that make it happen. Here's how the offices of web 2.0 companies look like. I've also added descriptions to each site in case you've been living in a bubble and don't know what they do."
web2.0  workplace  workspace  productivity  space  design  work  flickr  twitter  lastfm  digg  linkedin  offices  photography  business  facebook  ethnography  interiors  geek  furniture  craigslist  mozilla  joost  jaiku  netvibes  reddit  last.fm  workspaces 
january 2008 by robertogreco
cityofsound: The Personal Well-Tempered Environment
"real-time dashboard for buildings/neighbourhoods/city focused on conveying energy flow in/out of spaces, centred around behaviour of individuals/groups within buildings...real-time & longitudinal info needed to change behaviour"
architecture  behavior  cityofsound  danhill  datavisualization  sustainability  socialnetworking  environment  green  information  design  computing  cities  energy  homes  buildings  analysis  lastfm  flickr  buglabs  electricity  postoccupancy  wattson  water  usage  ubicomp  spimes  everyware  ubiquitous  gamechanging  visualization  monitoring  efficiency  community  consumption  conservation  games  statistics  surveillance  dashboard  interaction  last.fm 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Spool.fm ! / The new online music player !
"Spool.fm is a completely free community oriented website whose goal is to make sharing music simple. You can start listening to music right away by searching for an artist or a song and clicking on one of the result."
mp3  lastfm  music  audio  songs  streaming  radio  last.fm 
october 2007 by robertogreco
The new seekers
"Discovery can become even more exciting and enriching, charting a course that steers well clear of either cultural totalitarianism or chaos."
lastfm  serendipity  curiosity  discovery  web  online  davidjennings  andrewkeen  amateur  content  creative  media  web2.0  society  internet  information  networks  networking  association  connectivism  last.fm 
october 2007 by robertogreco
IFTF's Future Now: Web 2.0 Technologies: The New Seekers
"Discovery itself is an anarchic and unruly activity: it loves to slip through cracks, disappearing down rabbit holes and making associative leaps between material that may not at first appear to be connected...It is our natural inquisitiveness that leads
lastfm  serendipity  curiosity  discovery  web  online  davidjennings  andrewkeen  amateur  content  creative  media  web2.0  society  internet  information  networks  networking  association  connectivism  last.fm 
october 2007 by robertogreco
LastGraph: Home
"This is LastGraph, a web-based system for making pretty wavegraphs of your Last.fm musical profile. The charts have time along the horizontal axis, and number of plays on the vertical; think of it as sort of a stacked line graph, but centered, smoothed,
lastfm  music  visualization  datavisualization  data  charts  aggregator  statistics  graphics  generator  information  infodesign  listening  mashup  graphs  last.fm 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Anywhere.FM
"Anywhere.FM is a powerful music player that makes it easy to: # Upload your entire music collection # Play it anywhere on the best web music player # Discover new music through Friend Radio"
aggregator  music  online  playlists  radio  sharing  socialnetworking  social  songs  itunes  free  onlinetoolkit  streaming  lastfm  mashup  mp3  last.fm 
august 2007 by robertogreco
IBM Rocks
what IBM employees are listening to right now
IBM  maps  music  social  visualization  web  world  lastfm  location  mapping  socialnetworks  last.fm 
july 2007 by robertogreco
this isnt a story i (30 June 2007, Interconnected)
"Along with new visibilities comes social understanding of those new visibilities. We agree to look the other way, just as Finns hold a hand in-front of their face while they have a phone call in a public place, and you can slip on your swimsuit on the be
lastfm  privacy  society  technology  identity  culture  visibility  music  flickr  data  mattwebb  last.fm  2007 
june 2007 by robertogreco
music listening history - data visualization & visual design - information aesthetics
"an algorithmically generated visualization based on statistical information provided by Last.fm software, more particular every song listened to by a particular user over an 18 month period of time."
music  history  graphics  visualization  statistics  lastfm  listening  infographics  last.fm 
may 2007 by robertogreco

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