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Free Web-based Project Management App : Side Job Track

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Free Web-based job tracking, invoicing, reporting & project management software for the SMB’s and freelancers. – Side Job Track

Sidejob Track

Side Job Track is a free service for anyone looking to quickly and easily manage small side projects. Its features include: web-based job tracking, invoicing, reporting & project management software for the part-time independent contractor.

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October 24th, 2006 at 6:52 am

Posted in Tech and Tools

5 Reasons Why RSS Feeds are Not Popular

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From Hiveminds : 5 Reasons Why RSS Feeds are Not Popular provided some good suggestions to improve the technology to become mainstream-friendly

Only geeks use RSS feeds. Is this true? Unfortunately yes. Why? well because like most things in web technology and computers only geeks can understand that nothing is one hundred percent all the time. There are probably 5 reasons that the average internet user does not know about or trust RSS feeds.

Also Read :
Blogs, Podcasts, Feeds : Only for geeks?

Almost a year back I wrote

Yesterday I was having a small-’geek’-talk with my colleague Asu on OPML and blogroll. Our office manager Jessie joined the conversation after a while. After listening our gibberish for five minutes she tried to guess what OPML means. Is that – ‘Other People’s Mailing List’? – She asked. As a knee jerk reaction, we laughed (’god, please have mercy on them’ type of laugh), then we realized whatever said and done – OPML, XML, RSS along with ‘Firefox – take back the web’ movement are still the geek toys. Knowingly or unknowingly we are ignoring the mainstream.

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October 23rd, 2006 at 11:15 am

MIT : Center for Collective Intelligence

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MIT : Center for Collective Intelligence

While people have talked about collective intelligence for decades, new communication technologies—especially the Internet—now allow huge numbers of people all over the planet to work together in new ways. The recent successes of systems like Google and Wikipedia suggest that the time is now ripe for many more such systems, and the goal of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence is to understand how to take advantage of these possibilities. Our basic research question is: How can people and computers be connected so that—collectively—they act more intelligently than any individuals, groups, or computers have ever done before?

Via : Bill Ives

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October 20th, 2006 at 4:58 am

Posted in Social Media

Ten Best Free Wordpress Themes

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For your Worpress 2.0 blogs – some new awesome themes : New Ten Best Free Wordpress Templates

My favorite : Origami! designed by Leevi Graham :)

Origami

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October 20th, 2006 at 4:58 am

e-book Chapter by Dave Snowden and C. F. Kurtz

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A e-book chapter on on the relationship between narrative and learning networks : Bramble Bushes in a Thicket

One of the most fundamental processes in business competition is inter-organizational learning. To create and distribute value across organizational boundaries companies need to learn from their competitors. Increasingly it is clear that the learning process depends on the creation of a complex set of networks across organizations. This book explores the creation of ‘learning networks’ and sheds light on how they function:- real versus virtual forms of interaction, collaboration versus competition in the learning process, and joint value creation versus individual value appropriation in networks.
The contributing authors are leading international experts in the field of global strategy whose chapters have been selected for their insights into the interdependence between organizational learning and networks.

  • Explores the creation of ‘learning networks’ as a way for businesses to understand and learn from their competitors.
  • Looks at inter-organizational learning networks and sheds light on how they function.
    Written by international experts in the field of global strategy.
  • Contributions have been selected for their insights and interdependence between organizational learning and networks.
  • Looks at topics such as real versus virtual forms of interaction, collaboration versus competition in the learning process, and joint value creation versus individual value appropriation in networks.

Written by anol

October 20th, 2006 at 4:58 am