Just a day after seeing Jeff Jarvis talk about Recovery 2.0, a major earthquake hit South Asia. After the Tsunami and New Orleans, has the online community built the needed neworking and resources to respond effectively? Looks like there is still alot of work to do. Check out some thoughts from Global Voices Online.

update Recovery2 is pointing to South Asia Quake help to organize efforts. I’ve also resized the video of Jeff’s speech to a much more manageable size (less than 5 megs now). BTW, I am new to this media stuff, so if anyone is in the SF Bay Area that would like to give me a few tips, I would be deeply appreciative!

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I’ve got two new podcasts up from the Web 2.1 BrainJam that happened last Friday.

In Breakthrough Session #1 Stefan Klocek, Camilo Ramirez, Susan Tenby and I chat about Discovery and Serendipity. Breakthrough sessions were small groups of 5-8 people that shared ideas about the future of the web and how people fit into it. These sessions lasted 15-20 minutes and then we broke apart and reformed new groups to do it over again.

In Breakthrough Session #2 Our group included Cal Henderson, lead developer for Flickr. In this podcast, Cal discusses the origins of Ludicorp as a MMOG, and shares his view on the basic architecture required for Web 2.0.

Celebrity sighting:

Pete Townshend is using blogger to post his novella “The Boy Who Heard Music”.

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Web 2.1 BrainJam

This last Friday I gathered with 50+ other folks @ San Francisco’s KRON TV studios to discuss where people fit into the evolving web at Web 2.1 BrainJam.

We had an opportunity to rotate through several break through sessions as well as look at a few new sites like a multi-user groupware editor [], a tag suggestion engine, which at the time of this writing has been up and running less than one week! [] , Adaptive Path’s approach to better web traffic log visualization [], opinion network [], and self-publishing empowerer [] (similar to cafepress).

Jeff Jarvis presented a summary of the Recovery 2.0 project.

The 3-point objective of Recovery2 is to: have a place to swarm; have interoperable APIs (for sharing of data across invariably distributed sites; and to have face-to-face meetings. I’ve uploaded his brief presentation on my vlog.

Thank you Chris Heuer for putting this together!

Audio from some of the breakthrough sessions will be uploaded soon.

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