Indi Young, co-founder of strategic design firm Adaptive Path, spoke at Yahoo! earlier this month to introduce her new book, Mental Models. Subtitled "Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior," Indi's book explores the reasons for different user behaviors and provides practical guidance for designers, developers, product managers, and everyone else involved in the creation of useful, engaging products. You can also find a collection of images from the book on Flickr.
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The Thingfo widget and API system enables successful websites to activate users, embed activity and community on their sites, and publish to the next generation of social networks. MyBlogLog's Ian Kennedy sat with ThingFo's Mike Grishaver who gave us a little screencast.
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For many years, free and open source software was exclusively associated with the research community, in contrast to the closed source products developed by commercial software vendors. Yahoo! recently invited Tom Wasserman to give a keynote talk that describes the emergence of open source business, focusing on the growing commercialization of open source and offers some predictions for future directions related to the business of open source.
- Ricky Montalvo | YDN Blog – Thu, Apr 3, 2008 5:28 PM EDT
What exactly is a "Search Excellence Guru"? Jeremy Zawodny sits down with David Ciemiewicz (aka Ciemo) to find out.
Highlights from the conversation include Ciemos thoughts on how to use Pig and Hadoop to sift through petabytes of user logs to gain an understanding of user wants, needs, and desires; why he likes Pig Latin more than SQL; and why the map-reduce compute grid paradigm makes a great alternative to traditional databases such Oracle and MySQL, data warehouses and data marts.
Did you ever want an easy way of putting Pipes output onto your website or blog? Watch Yahoo! Pipes' Paul Donnelly talk with Jeremy Zawodny on the new badges available now:
To learn more visit the Pipes blog here.
- Ricky Montalvo | YDN Blog – Fri, Mar 14, 2008 11:31 AM EDT
OpenSpime is a project of WideTag Inc, a technology infrastructure company providing hardware and software solutions for an open Internet of Things. Jeremy talks with one of it's founders, David Orban:
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- Ricky Montalvo | YDN Blog – Wed, Mar 12, 2008 11:30 AM EDT
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Non-profits and NGOs thrive on relationships which means the social web holds tremendous potential to transform their effectiveness and impact. This is where NetSquared.org comes in, by helping build the strategic capacity, knowledge and skills non-profits need to put these powerful new online tools to work achieving positive changes. Their mission: To spur responsible adoption of social web tools by social benefit organizations.
To learn more, watch this video:
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- Ricky Montalvo | YDN Blog – Mon, Mar 10, 2008 11:20 AM EDT
While at ETech, we caught up with some attendees at our Yahoo! booth. Jeremy Zawodny chats with Aaron Fulkerson from MindTouch.
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- Ricky Montalvo | YDN Blog – Tue, Mar 4, 2008 1:13 PM EST
A panel discussion at GSP West with Ian Kennedy (MyBlogLog), Bret Taylor (FriendFeed), Kevin Marks (Google) and David Recordon (Six Apart) on the rollout of shared activity streams as part of the latest revolution in social networks .