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Google Announces Open(er) Social Software APIs

As many have anticipated, Google has announced its OpenSocial platform, a set of APIs that allow developers to target multiple social software platforms. As you might imagine, there’s already a lot of good coverage of this on the web, and … Continue reading

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Google Soon Adding JotSpot to Google Apps

Thanks to fellow Oracle blogger Jake Kuramoto for pointing to this ZDNet piece revealing (among other things) that JotSpot is about to become part of the Google Apps package. Long-time e-Literate readers know that I was lucky enough to be … Continue reading

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A Good Window Into Information Architecture Trends

Rashmi Sinha has an outstanding post analyzing the information-finding affordances of Google Base. For people who are interested in learning some of the basic concepts in modern information architecture (IA), she does a great job of illustrating key ideas. (You … Continue reading

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Progress Toward an Offline e-Learning Client?

One of the most beloved aspects of the SUNY Learning Network’s current Lotus Notes-based homegrown LMS is its offline capabilities. Faculty members can download the current course data–including student discussion posts, tests, etc. They can respond to posts, grade papers … Continue reading

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More About Designing for the Long Tail

In my last entry, I wrote: We need a system that is optimized toward slotting in new pieces as they become available, not as an after-thought or an add-on, but as a fundamental characteristic of the system. That sounds cool … Continue reading

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