Links for 2008-02-08

  • Yahoo Live – “661 people are watching 50 Live Channel(s)” [I can’t work out yet whether I’m more likely to use this than Seesmic. I wasn’t entirely stable last night, and I need to play a bit more to really grok it]
  • How to Get More Bookmarks and Better Links – Some useful common sense advice on how to get people to bookmark your stuff. Flat out asking in Twitter seems to work too.
  • ARG start-up Six to Start wins £100k investment – Congratulations to Dan and Adrian: “Nesta, the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts, has invested £100,000 in the start-up company Six to Start as part of a strategy to support the rapidly-developing alternate reality gaming sector.”
  • Computing, 31 Jan 2008 : Virtual skills for the real world – Article in Computing from Karen Price, chief executive of e-skills UK: “We were fortunate in being able to use IBM’s Second Life facilities to run our special event for employers and university students”
  • Deconstructed WP admin theme – “What I’ve really wanted is something super quick to install (a plugin-based theme), something responsive and based on the initial layout, but much cleaner/simpler.” This is a nice looking admin theme. I’ll be trying it soon.
  • Companies Explore Virtual Worlds As Collaboration Tools – article: “The informality of a virtual world can lead to great conversations,” says Roo Reynolds, an IBM researcher who is working on a virtual world for Big Blue employees. “It leads to discussions that otherwise would have been missed…” [A hat-trick; my third mention in in three months]