mercredi 14 juillet 2010

Five short links

¶ BBC - BBC Internet Blog: BBC World Cup 2010 dynamic semantic publishing:

This post explains how the BBC World Cup 2010 website used the Semantic Web to create its pages.

¶ How Microbes Defend and Define Us - NYTimes.com

A bacteria transplant can save your life.

¶ 5 Ways Social Media Helps Promote Good Health

Examples of online services, platforms or projects that are working to provide means for patients and citizens to share their experiences.

¶ Short attention span theater: narrative and models of interaction – Nieman Storyboard:

Online spaces are often considered in opposition to real-life communities, and suffer in the comparison. But it’s not so much that online community should be measured as a poor substitute for something more “real” – it is more that we use every space in which we interact as a location for community, and we use every available technology to do it – whether that technology is bricks and mortar, the Internet, the printed page or even language itself. The larger context for narrative includes not just the stories, or the tellers, but of course the listeners. Ideally, a story finds or activates a large audience engaged with the issues; in an interview with the Harvard Business Review, Jane Goodall touches on the importance of storytelling in changing both attitudes and behaviors.

So it’s not a single story we need to be looking at – it’s related stories, too, as well as the places where stories are collected and accessed. And we need to look at how people are using those places, and how we might better activate the narrative potential of all user behaviors, including some that may not seem to be directly relevant.

In other words, small increments, doled out consistently over long periods of time, can accumulate to — in *some cases — significance. Of course this does not happen with every interaction, every storyline, or every online experience. But it is happening. Within our short attention span theater we may be building long-term networks—and rehearsing new models for long-form storytelling.

¶ Nurture » Catastrophe Thinking:

Do not deny the brutal facts before us, but know that you see those facts through a filter of the story you are telling yourself (and others) about the world. You can transform that story and see those facts in a fresh light – from a different vantage point. Turn on the thrivability light, and recognize that life gives rise to more life. Never before in human history have we known a greater wealth of possibility.

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