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Google App Streaming: A Big Move In Building "The Web Of Apps"
"Imagine if, in order to use the web, you had to download an app for each website you wanted to visit. To find news from the New York Times, you had to install an app that let you access the site through your web browser. To purchase from Amazon, you first needed to install an Amazon app for your browser. To share on Facebook, installation of the Facebook app for your browser would be required.

That would be a nightmare. It would get even worse when you consider how this would impact search. Every day, millions of people are searching for answers to new things they’ve never realized they needed before. Each person could easily potentially encounter 10, 20 or more sites they’re directed to from search, that promise those answers. But if installing an app for each of those sites were required, the effortless way we currently enjoy web search would be a cumbersome mess.

This situation could have been the web today. For a short time before the web, it even seemed this was how online services would go. You had your AOL, your CompuServe, your Prodigy, your MSN — all online services that were disconnected from each other, some with unique content that could only be accessed if you installed (and subscribed to) that particular online service.

The web put an end to this. More specifically, the web browser did. The web browser became a universal app that let anyone open anything on the web. No need to download software for an online service. No need to download an app for a specific web site. Simply launch the web browser of your choice, and you could get to anything. Moreover, search engines like Google could point you anywhere, knowing you wouldn’t need to install any special apps.

The Disconnected World Of Apps

The growth of mobile and its app-centric world has been the opposite of the web. Until fairly recently, there’s been no seamless moving between apps. If you wanted New York Times news within an app environment, you had to download that app. If you wanted to interact with Facebook easily on mobile, you needed the Facebook app. If you wanted to purchase from Amazon, another app was required (and even then, with iOS, you couldn’t buy because Amazon doesn’t want to pay the “Apple Tax” cut that Apple wants from any iOS app that sells things).

The situation is worse when it comes to search. Again, until somewhat recently, if you searched for content using Google, its mobile search results would tend to push you to mobile web pages. Often, that’s a perfectly fine experience. But sometimes, it might be nicer to go into an app. Worse, there’s a small but growing number of app-only publishers and services. They have no web sites and thus nothing for Google or other search engines to point you at from mobile search results.

The Web Of Apps Begins

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could move between apps just as you do with the web? Major companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft certainly believe so. That’s why over the past two years or so, they’ve all been pushing things like Google App Indexing, Apple Deep Linking & Universal Links, Facebook App Links and Bing App Linking.

For a general overview on these efforts, see our Marketing Land guide to app indexing and deep links. But the takeaway is that all these companies want to make it easier to go from any link — from a web page or within an app — and into another app, when appropriate.

There’s still lots of work to be done, as well as fragmentation remaining. Each company has its own system, though some of those systems can leverage or work with others, as with Google’s support of Apple Universal Links, if developers do a little extra work."
applications  google  web  webapps  openweb  2015  aol  compuserve  prodigy  msn  facebook  apple  walledgardens  deeplinking  internet  worldwideweb  appleuniversallinks  links 
november 2015 by robertogreco
DrupalCon Portland 2013: DESIGN OPS: A UX WORKFLOW FOR 2013 - YouTube
"Hey, the dev team gets all these cool visual analytics, code metrics, version control, revision tagging, configuration management, continuous integration ... and the UX design team just passes around Photoshop files?

Taking clues from DevOps and Lean UX, "DesignOps" advocates more detailed and durable terminology about the cycle of user research, design and production. DesignOps seeks to first reduce the number of design artifacts, to eliminate the pain of prolonged design decisions. DesignOps assumes that the remaining design artifacts aren't actionable until they are reasonably archived and linked in a coherent way that serves the entire development team.

This talk will introduce the idea of DesignOps with the assumption that the audience has experience with a basic user research cycle — iterative development with any kind of user feedback.

DesignOps is a general approach, intended to help with a broad array of questions from usability testing issues, documentation archiving, production-time stress, and general confusion on your team:

What are the general strategies for managing the UX design process?
How do you incorporate feedback without huge cost?
What happened to that usability test result from last year?
How much space goes between form elements?
Why does the design cycle make me want to drink bleach?
WTF why does our website look like THIS?
* Features turnkey full-stack (Vagrant ) installation of ubuntu with drupal 7 install profile utilizing both php and ruby development tools, with all examples configured for live css compilation"
chrisblow  contradictions  just  simply  must  2013  drupal  drupalcon  designops  fear  ux  terminology  design  audience  experience  shame  usability  usabilitytesting  work  stress  archiving  confusion  relationships  cv  canon  collaboration  howwework  workflow  versioncontrol  versioning  failure  iteration  flickr  tracker  creativecommons  googledrive  tags  tagging  labels  labeling  navigation  urls  spreadsheets  links  permissions  googledocs  timelines  basecamp  cameras  sketching  universal  universality  teamwork  principles  bullshitdetection  users  clients  onlinetoolkit  offtheshelf  tools  readymadetools  readymade  crapdetection  maps  mapping  userexperience  research  designresearch  ethnography  meetup  consulting  consultants  templates  stencils  bootstrap  patterns  patternlibraries  buzzwords  css  sass  databases  compass  webdev  documentation  sharing  backups  maintenance  immediacy  process  decisionmaking  basics  words  filingsystems  systems  writing  facilitation  expression  operations  exoskeletons  clarification  creativity  bots  shellscripts  notes  notetaking  notebo 
may 2013 by robertogreco
Varsity Bookmarking
"Varsity Bookmarking is a weekly interview magazine, where questions are answered with links."
interviews  weekly  benpieratt  varsitybookmarking  cv  links  bookmarks  bookmarking 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Links are a Contract | Moovweb Blog
The truth is that the links to and from your website are a contract. If a user has bookmarked page X, then they expect that link to keep working. Even if you are just making changes to your desktop site, it’s critical that your links remain backwards compatible. I’m a convert. In fact, my blog still honors link structures from a decade ago! Why? Because there are blog entries and twitter links and documentation and bookmarks people have made to those URLs and I won’t dare break my contract with them.
archival  mobile  design  internet  waggledance  linkrot  bookmarks  bookmarking  links  linking  persistence  longevity  referencing  via:tealtan 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Watch a creepy guy smell someone: The New York Times builds contextual multimedia into the flow of a story » Nieman Journalism Lab
"The Times calls them “quick links,” and they’re intended to add a new way for Times reporters to add depth to online storytelling. And at a time when mainstream news organizations are criticized for barely linking at all, it’s an attempt to embrace a reading process that isn’t completely linear, one that allows for optional digressions. While the idea, and the technology, for the pop-up link is not new, quick links show the Times wants to openly experiment with its storytelling."

“What we’re really looking for are moments where we can add highly contextual multimedia that doesn’t distract you and doesn’t take you away from a story.”
via:litherland  2012  inlinefootnoting  footnoting  footnotes  reading  embedding  storytelling  links  niemanlab  amyoleary  joshwilliams  quicklinks  journalism  multimedia  nytimes 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Text Patterns: curators and imitators
"So I’d suggest this as the beginnings of a taxonomy:

1) The Linker: That’s what most of us are. We just link to things we’re interested in, without any particular agenda or system at work…my Pinboard page…page of links.

2) The Coolhunter: People who strive to find the unusual, the striking, the amazing — the very, very cool, often within certain topical boundaries, but widely & loosely defined ones…Kottke & Maria Popova…

3) The Curator: There are some. Not many…tends to have a clear & strict focus…some particular area of interest…finds things that other people can’t find…easily…having access to stuff that is not fully public…putting stuff online for the first time…having a unique take on public material…Bibliodyssey is a genuinely curated site; also, just because of its highly distinctive sensibility, Things magazine.

…not saying that one of these categories is superior to the others. They’re just all different, and the difference is worth noting."
alanjacobs  via:lukeneff  curation  curating  online  web  blogging  kottke  mariapopova  taxonomy  links  bookmarks  pinboard  blogs  tumblr  bibliodyssey  coolhunters  2011  language  sharing 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Bridges  |  BridgeURL
"BridgeURL<br />
Want an easy way to share a bunch of URLs? Simply list down all the URLs you want to share in the box below (one link per line, including http://) and we will create a single link to share."
bridgeurl  slideshow  sharing  compilations  onlinetoolkit  bookmarking  webanthologies  links  urls  bookmarks 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Why link out? Four journalistic purposes of the noble hyperlink » Nieman Journalism Lab
"Links are good for storytelling. Links give journalists a way to tell complex stories concisely... Links keep the audience informed. Professional journalists are paid to know what is going on in their beat. Writing stories isn’t the only way they can pass this knowledge to their audience... Links are a currency of collaboration. When journalists use links to “pay” people for their useful contributions to a story, they encourage and coordinate the production of journalism... Links enable transparency. In theory, every statement in news writing needs to be attributed. “According to documents” or “as reported by” may have been as far as print could go, but that’s not good enough when the sources are online."
storytelling  web  writing  hypertext  links  journalism  transparency  collaboration  jonathanstray  nicholascarr  sharing  references  connections  information  internet  stories 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Does the Internet Make You Smarter? -
"Digital media have made creating and disseminating text, sound, and images cheap, easy and global. The bulk of publicly available media is now created by people who understand little of the professional standards and practices for media. Instead, these amateurs produce endless streams of mediocrity, eroding cultural norms about quality and acceptability, and leading to increasingly alarmed predictions of incipient chaos and intellectual collapse. But of course, that's what always happens. Every increase in freedom to create or consume media, from paperback books to YouTube, alarms people accustomed to the restrictions of the old system, convincing them that the new media will make young people stupid. This fear dates back to at least the invention of movable type."
2010  clayshirky  distraction  attention  academia  education  evolution  future  history  intelligence  revolution  society  learning  literacy  media  culture  change  online  web  internet  links  hypertext  hyperlinks  infooverload  filtering  sorting  curation  content  crapdetection 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Unburner - Google Chrome extension gallery
"Sick of popping open a link to the original item in Google Reader and seeing people's dumb feedburner parameters on the end of the link? Automatically removes those."
extensions  urls  links  googlechrome  googlereader  feedburner 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Unlink Your Feeds - Format for your medium.
"All of the characters used for placing the message in a context on Twitter are noise now. They aren’t clickable. They don’t make any sense. They don’t refer to anything (there is no @chr1sa on Facebook). They may as well be assembly code. Why are you polluting your Facebook stream with assembly code?"
twitter  code  links  feeds  facebook  context 
february 2010 by robertogreco
The Daily Clique
"Every weekday, I use this space to share the best links from a select group of 21 people in my network on The membership of this select group (listed in the right-hand column above) is subject to change. That's where you come in."  bookmarks  socialbookmarking  aggregator  socialmedia  lists  links  curation 
march 2009 by robertogreco
The URL shortening anti pattern «
"URL shortening service such as TinyURL or RURL are very bad news because they break the web...don’t provide stable references because they are Single Points of Failure acting as they do as another single level of indirection....are an anti pattern"
internet  links  search  technology  tinyurl  twitter  rurl  via:migurski 
april 2008 by robertogreco - shorten that long URL into a Tiny URL
"Don't want to be instantly redirected to a TinyURL and instead want to see where it's going before going to the site? Not a problem with our preview feature."
email  links  tinyurl  tools  onlinetoolkit 
january 2008 by robertogreco
"never before have consumers enjoyed doing research and 'competitive analysis' as much as they do now, and doing it far more diligently than most corporations do" + "just copying competitors is a race to the bottom"
advice  business  future  links  trends  expectation  consumer  schools  competition 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Technovia: Why using Technorati to look at the influence of mainstream media on blogging fails
"Technorati tracks only first-order links, which means that any post which references another blog post which references a mainstream media story doesn't get counted towards mainstream media's total."
links  media  literacy  medialiteracy  source  influence  truth  technorati  blogs  newspapers  nytimes  news 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Dave Snowden on Everything is Fragmented | stuart henshall
"His point of view is information models don’t apply to humans. We are pattern recognition devices. We recognize and act based on partial data sets. We know that this is often true."
davesnowden  management  knowledge  patternrecognition  patterns  human  intelligence  complexity  social  systems  tagging  links  folksonomy  via:preoccupations 
november 2007 by robertogreco Notebook » The dea(r)th of Blogging
"I’ve noticed a trend in longtime bloggers, which I’m certainly a part of. Blogging less, linking more, generally winding down the straight blog in favour of a more distributed presence via Twitter, Delicious, videoblog apps like Seesmic."
rss  blogs  blogging  future  trends  writing  ambientintimacy  links  feeds  lifefeeds  aggregator 
november 2007 by robertogreco
"Click Here" Works (Better Than Other Generic Terms)
"Marketing Sherpa recently tested click-through rates for anchor text links in email. They found that "Click to continue" works far better than "Continue to article" or "Read more". But why?"
webdesign  marketing  usability  web  internet  hyperlinks  hypertext  links  webdev 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Video: Social Bookmarking in Plain English | Common Craft - Video Production and Consulting
"We made this video because we want others to feel the power of social bookmarking and how it works to make web pages easier to remember, organize and share."
video  socialnetworks  social  shaing  bookmarks  links  howto  tutorials  onlinetoolkit  online  internet  networks 
august 2007 by robertogreco
FeedBlendr - blending RSS, Atom and RDF feeds into a single river of news!
"FeedBlendr lets you combine a bunch of feeds into one. Enter the URLs of any RSS, Atom or RDF feeds (news, blog, podcast or any other type) you'd like to blend into a single feed below."
aggregator  applications  blogging  blogs  feeds  lifehacks  links  mashup  online  internet  services  rss  remix  tools  web  web2.0  website  webdesign  technology  tags  software  webdev 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Insanely Useful Websites | Sunlight Foundation
"The following sites and resources are “insanely useful Web sites” for government transparency. They provide a broad range of information available to track government and legislative information, campaign contributions and the role of money in politi
activism  data  government  politics  links  reference  resources  transparency  congress 
july 2007 by robertogreco
H2O Playlist: Home
"H2O playlists are more than just a cool, sleek technology -- they represent a new way of thinking about education online. An H2O Playlist is a series of links to books, articles, and other materials that collectively explore an idea or set the stage for
bookmarks  learning  socialsoftware  social  technology  online  links  reference  search  education  rss  resources  bookmarking  tagging  tags  folksonomy  taxonomy  feeds  academia  aggregator  archives  audio  bibliography  books  citation  collaboration  collaborative  collections  community  curriculum  directory  documentation  documents  information  knowledge  pedagogy 
may 2007 by robertogreco
H2O Playlist: Social Bookmarking - sort of...
"Links to support a presentation given at an OU eLearning Community Workshop. Looks at the evolution of my relationship with social bookmarking, moving from simple link collections and their exploition via embedded RSS feeds, to a more general take on boo
bookmarks  learning  socialsoftware  social  technology  online  links  reference  search  education  rss  resources  bookmarking  tagging  tags  folksonomy  taxonomy  feeds 
may 2007 by robertogreco
"Espacio creativo para personas de 13 a 18 años"
art  blogs  digital  links  web  argentina  español  spanish  teens  online  internet  humor 
september 2006 by robertogreco
Technorati: Popular Blogs
"The biggest blogs in the blogosphere, as measured by unique links in the last six months."
blogs  reference  research  search  links  tracking  popular  web  internet  aggregator 
april 2006 by robertogreco
The New York Times > Technology > Blogs 101
"To get the feel of Web logs and blogging, visit some of these sites. Most blogs carry links to other blogs on related topics or that the author likes (known as a blogroll). This page is under development; feel free to suggest your own finds. Business and
blogs  guides  media  news  nyc  reference  links  lists  directory 
april 2006 by robertogreco
Cybertimes Navigator
"For more than 10 years, the Newsroom Navigator has been used by New York Times reporters and editors as the starting point for their forays onto the Web. Its primary intent is to give the news staff a solid starting point for a wide range of journalistic
blogs  reference  research  resources  nyc  online  internet  guides  tools  search  data  news  media  web  journalism  links 
april 2006 by robertogreco
reddit - what's new online
"A source for what's new and popular on the web -- customized for you. We want to democratize the traditional model by giving editorial control to the people who use the site, not those who run it. All of the content on reddit is from users who are reward
internet  web  online  links  collaborative  social  software  resources  news  technology  blogs  interesting  daily  community  reference 
november 2005 by robertogreco - digg / slashdot / popular
"Digg, slashdot, and - this is a constant browsing cycle for us. So why not combine them into a unified format without all the extra chrome? We can eliminate dupes and add some extra niceities."
news  technology  online  internet  resources  collaborative  links  daily  interesting  web  filters 
november 2005 by robertogreco
CollaborativeRank -- search engine
" users bookmarking helpful/timely URLs (as evidenced by others subsequently bookmarking those URLs) have greater influence on search rankings."
internet  web  tools  collaborative  links  social  software  statistics  technology 
october 2005 by robertogreco

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