Thanks to this week’s Web 2.0 Conference, much of the buzz in the Valley this week has been about increasingly clever ways to participate in or leverage the social graph. Well, actually, many of the articles this week talk cryptically about “opening APIs” and competition for your profile and online participation from various online juggernauts, with a dash of Semantic Web thrown in for good meaure — all of which is probably difficult for most mortals to follow. You probably need a vacation. Read More »
Speaking of hosting meet-ups in virtual places, and reducing carbon footprint, our public presence in virtual worlds is about providing a place for our customers, stakeholders, partners, and others, our ‘worldwide virtual family’, to meet for different purposes. Cisco will be hosting our first Cisco Channel Partner career fair at our Second Life campus, between the Channel Partner pavilion and the Technology Center building on Cisco Systems 3. Why have a Second Life career fair? Read More »
It’s Blog Action Day!I had written previously about the opportunities to reduce air travel by substituting virtual meetings for physical meetings, however reading through the excellent work already being done for Blog Action day has really got me motivated to make a change today.I’d like to make a bargain with you……http://blogs.webex.com/webex_interactions/2007/10/cost-benefits-o.htmlFor the remainder of the year, don’t fly. Neither will I. Instead, we will use the amazing array of tools at our disposal, from Telepresence to WebEx to avatar-mediated communications, to approximate the magic of physical proximity.What’s the bargain? I promise to pay $1000 out of my own pocket per airline trip that I take between now and the end of the year. Where does that $1000 go? Read More »
Check out what attendees at the Virtual Worlds Conference and Expo think about the future of virtual worlds.
“Every day in the world of search can be unique and different,” our search guru Kara Jariwala told me recently. “It all depends on the latest changes the search engines like Google, YAHOO! and the others make to their algorithms.”For instance, earlier this year, Google announced it would list news, images, videos and groups in the same list-Google Universal Search. This is great for us Web surfers, but definitely has implications for those of us running Web sites. Read More »