I had an interesting couple of days last week holed up with industry experts and researchers discussing the Future of Social Networking at a W3C workshop in Barcelona. Topics ranged from privacy and trust, distributed networking, context and communities through to deeper adaptive user experiences. For me however, I was most interested in exploring the… Continue Reading Is it time for social networks grow up?
Before Christmas we were contemplating getting my boyfriend’s Mum a Wii. She’s 64, suffers from fibromyalgia, loves her exercise and can’t always get out. The fibromyalgia also means that she find’s it tough to remember otherwise simple things (I can identify with her there) and as a result she craves mental exercise too. We looked… Continue Reading Wiihab anyone? How accessibility across devices could be a life saver
Simplifying popular content sharing websites has got Chris Heilmann on a roll. First it was Easy YouTube player and now he is working on a simple photo viewer for Flickr. This is a simple API that allows you to search for photo’s, 20 at a time, within Flickr bypassing the busyness of the main Flickr… Continue Reading Easy Flickr
A Japanese version of Twitter was launched today making this the first alternative language version for the site. I find it interesting that Japanese is the first language that the site has been localised in but as Twitter reported in their blog they were noticing a high volume of users and Twitters originating from Japan… Continue Reading Twitter in Japanese
Today I attended a presentation at CSUN on Creating Blogs, Podcasts and Use of Social Media Tools with Screen Readers presented by Mika Pyyhkala from the Association of Blind Citizens. The focus of the session was to walk blind and partially sighted users through how to blog using WordPress, use Twitter, Facebook and what poscasting… Continue Reading Creating Blogs, Podcasts and Use of Social Media Tools with Screen Readers