the (social network) online radio

business 2.0 magazine calls it “social media” and i think it comes very close to a term that we could use by describing web 2.0 and its online community websites.

not only did i get surprisingly informed about pandora.com (which unfortunately only works for US residents due to some legal issues), but also figured that there are more social radio stations like that: last.fm. business 2.0 magazine writes: “Last.fm, for instance, monitors all the tunes you listen to on your computer and adds a social-networking twist by sharing your playlist with other Last.fm users with similar tastes and vice versa”.

read the “social media” article and find out who and what the “next net 25” are.

create your social network website

while i was trying to help answering a friend’s question “how to create your own website without any kind of programming knowledge”, i found an interesting article on news.com: this article introduces ning: i guess ning is supposed to take a different approach to customize social networking sites using web2.0 technologies.

check out their website if you are sick of using a myspace profile if you want your “own myspace”

confusion with coldfusion

seriously, i don’t know why some people decided to use coldfusion 4.5: right now, i have to understand and enhance somebody’s coldfusion code to make it work for the company i work for. while trying to do that, i realize that most of the functions that i need now to speed up the code, are not available for version 4.5

is there anybody who has a good resource for coldfusion 4.5?

moving forward to more futuristic methods/technologies:
i found a nice one-chapter example of the new series by o’reilly: head rush AJAX.
I really like the style how this serie of books presents its content to the readers: easy, funny and nice to read and understand. I am really thinking of buying it.
Another one I am reading/using is this one:  head first design patterns.

another web 2.0 report

i am just fascinated by all the good articles i have lately found on german websites about web2.0. It is interesting reading this german o’reilly article about web 2.0 which was taken from  a master thesis. it once again talks about all the big web 2.0 services, explaining how and what ajax is, and so forth.

just right before the web 2.0 conference in san francisco, also o’reilly radar released another web 2.0 report. it takes a critical look at how release cycles for web services can change based on their hypes. and shows advantages and disadvantages of releasing earlier.