Tag: marc_canter

The next great Cork Blogger's dinner

The plates are hardly dry from last night’s great blogger’s dinner and we have another spectacular one planned.

The date is November 28th, time and venue are yet to be decided – mark it in your calendars now!

November 28th is the eve of it@cork’s 2006 Business and Technology conference, so I made sure to invite the speakers who blog to the bloggers dinner, when I was asking them to speak at the conference.

The list of bloggers who have agreed to come to the dinner is impressive:
Hugh MacLeod
Marc Canter
Salim Ismail and
Jeff Nolan

I’m sure we can convince Hugh to bring some of that Stormhoek wine he is always raving about!
Now, I wonder if we can find somebody to sponsor the food as well…

If you plan to come to the dinner, or are interested in sponsoring the event, leave your name in the comments of this post (or send me an email – tom@tomrafteryit.net).

PeopleAggregator goes live – anyone want in?

Marc Canter‘s Digital Lifestyle Aggregator (DLA), called PeopleAggregator, launched in Alpha mode overnight.

BroadbandMechanics says PeopleAggregator is:

a social network web service that will be used to inter-connect the world’s social networks – together.

We can only do that by opening up and giving away our APIs and techniques for doing so. So instead of a single social network with 10,000,000 people – we see 10M social networks – with 25-150 people in them. This vision of distributed, meshed universe of networks is what PeopleAggregator is all about.

Invitations were sent out to trial it and it is still looking a little rough around the edges (not unsurprisingly in an alpha product).

Initially I was unable to get the Flickr integration working but I put up a post asking if anyone had similar problems and I received an answer in under an hour telling me that you need to use the email address Flickr has for you as your Flickr ID! This wasn’t immediately obvious to me but when I tried that, it worked.


The Del.icio.us integration just worked.

I joined the Irish Blogs group but I haven’t looked into the Networks side of PeopleAggregator yet.

Some of the functionality needs to be simplified. For instance, linking to other members isn’t straightforward. Also, there are reports that the sxip integration isn’t working just yet and there are no obvious RSS feeds.

You can invite people to join PeopleAggregator so if anyone wants an invite, leave your name in the comments (or send me an email) and I’ll send one on.

I’m looking forward to seeing where Marc takes this.

Marc Canter podcast published

I finally got around to publishing the Marc Canter podcast – phew! It has been a hectic week – Christmas week, house move, and recording interviews with Marc Canter, Vint Cerf (Chief Internet Evangelist for Google) and Fergus Burns (CEO of Nooked) – look out for the Vint Cerf and Fergus Burns interviews to be podcast in the next week or so.

I’m off out tonight for some well deserved drinks with the Cork brigade of the Open mail list.

Updated to correct the spelling of Marc’s name in the post title – thanks Michele!

Launch of Structured Blogging

I see Jeff Clavier has a post about the launch of StructuredBlogging.org at the Syndicate conference. Structured blogging is

a way to get more information on the web in a way that’s more usable. You can enter information in this form and it’ll get published on your blog like a normal entry, but it will also be published in a machine-readable format so that other services can read and understand it.

For more see the structuredblogging.org website.

The announcement is being made by Marc Canter, and Salim Ismail of PubSub.

This is very fortuitous timing – Salim pre-announced the structured blogging initiative in his amazing podcast on this site last week and co-incidentally, I am interviewing Marc canter at the end of this week for a podcast to be published next week!

Are these podcasts topical, or what?