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"Key Email contacts for key activities and teams in the Office of the e-Envoy"I wonder if my emails will get through their spam and green pen blockers?
And I'll bet it'll take 3 or 4 months just to get an acknowledgement, let alone a face to face. But it's time to get seriously political about blogs and the competitive advantage for UK plc to have nearly every one of the Queen's subjects blogging. Blogging reviews, blogging events, blogging rants, blogging good ideas. And connecting up with each other. Wasn't this the idea behind The Big Conversation? That died a death didn't it.With no dates on the few messages posted there it sure looks like it.
My phone's been ringing off the hook this morning. I've also had several emails with interesting offers and enquiries.
Feels like there's a new dawn on the internet.
Feedburner is the converter of Atom to RSS feeds that Evan of Google's Blogger endorses. On their blog they talk about syndication myths. And take a look into the possible future of syndication feeds:
The good ...the entire syndication space will simultaneously witness a growing sophistication and accompanied level of fragmentation through conflicting namespaces and specialty clients.Perhaps niche consumer clients which read feeds for reviews or to connect schedules together or to join friends up or a host of other uses.
The bad ...some namespaces will be standardised for greater community flexibility, while other fragmented namespaces emerge in order to provide companies with competitive advantage.
Whatever format wins in the format war, we are certainly likely to find stuff in our feeds that we don't understand, nor will our techiest of techie friends. There will be encrypted tags perhaps for our credit cards, which will be fine and understandable. But, there will also be encrypted tags produced by our blogging software that say we're cheap skates because we use free blogging tools, or tags Disney add in to charge us for something, or charge the person pulling the aggregation together.
Our only recourse is to write our own feeds, which isn't realistic. Or, use a reliable and editable feed generator, like Radio Userland or MT, where we have complete control, should we want it, or a trustworthy online blog tool supplier. Either way RSS will be easier to understand and check out by humans. While Atom, provided through the corporate juggernaut of Blooger [sic] or the closed system and money hungry TypePad will be distressing for a mere mortal to read, and easily tainted by encrypted additional tags. Do we think these companies will be trustworthy?
The UK managing director of Accenture, Ian Watmore, is appointed as new head of e-government.
I'm going to get it touch with this geezer. I've had enough! Enough of the wastage I see in govenment offices. Enough of the competitive disadvantage this country suffers from due to its straggling in late to the power of bottom up internet.
In a stunning move, controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore announced today that his latest film, "Fahrenheit 9/11", will be released by BitTorrent, the popular peer-to-peer file-sharing network.
"This film deserves the widest possible distribution," said Moore, whose film won the Palme D'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival this past weekend. "I had hoped I could achieve that with Miramax and Disney, but such was not to be the case. I'm thrilled to announce that I have an even better solution. BitTorrent!" [Via Marc Canter]
Fuck me, sideways! That's one shoved up Disney's arse ;-) It'll be
out on July 3rd. I'm sure it'll be a pretty busy day for networks,
though because of BT's networking strengths, it'll be a really fast
download on my 3 meg pipe.
Damn, you just can't trust bloggers, it appears to be a joke. "Denounce is a satire website specialising in false press releases that are meant to neither inform nor educate."