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Google Tech Talk July 7, 2009 ABSTRACT "Outliners can be a great way of editing web accounts, normalizing the web and creating new kinds of structures" Presented by Marc Canter. This talk will be a presentation of a design Marc has done for a new kind of tool - which I call a "Persona Editor". The tool would be an on-line two-way tool which would leverage two-way APIs, the open web and the on-going movement of the Open Stack. Of particular focus will be a proposal for an outline format which would accompany 'dashboards' that would facilitate distributed friending, access controls and many other kinds of distributed architectures. What I really need is feedback on is many of the assumptions and designs I've made on what users will want. I'll also propose a new notion that I have that has tools creating dynamic structures which can keep users and their data synchronized between social networks, social media, repositories, etc. Marc Canter: Bio at Marc Canter, CEO of Broadband Mechanics (BBM) is a 25+ year veteran of the software business. BBM is a boutique social networking design and platform shop - specializing in building systems that support the open stack, custom semi-private networks and strategic thinking. Marc is an advocate of open social networking, open standards and what he calls the open mesh. A speaker and panel moderator at many conferences around the world, Marc is not afraid to ask the hard questions which highlight the desire for users to control their own data and software developers to not be locked into web 1.0 strategies. Marc was the co-founder of MacroMind, which became Macromedia. While with MacroMind Marc helped develop: - the worlds first multimedia player - now known as Flash, originally called Shockwave. The original player was the VideoWorkls player - first created in Dec. 1984. Every Macintosh shipped with a player disc from 1986. - the worlds first multimedia authoring system. Before MacroMind multimedia was created by programming. MacroMind helped introduce (along with Apples Hypercard) the notion of end-user authoring - where a simple scripting language and a timeline notional system were utilized to get images, sounds, animations and video synchronized and interactive - over time. First available in 1987. - the worlds first cross-platform authoring system - popularizing the notion of author once, play back many places. Content developers could create their interactive applications once, and play them back on Macintoshs or PCs. That was back in 1989. Mentioned in several books, a leading blogger and web personality - Marc is also known as a father of five kids and Reggae enthusiast. Broadband Mechanics offers a social networking platform called PeopleAggregator in two ways: - as a SaaS hosted model - where BBM handles all details of running the system - in source code available form - priced for both startups and enterprises Broadband Mechanics also offers strategic consulting, design and work for hire build out of customized systems. This notion of a white labeled platforms - is something upon which BBMs business model is based. BBM believes that many nations, brands and entities will wish to not leave themselves locked up in the vices of the BigCo platforms and control their own destiny. BBMs live sites (built with PeopleAggregator) include: - - the U.S. Army ROTC programs social network (run for MRM Worldwide) - - Bell Canadas movie downloading site (where we added social features) - - theTimesofIndias social network - - Mondadoris Italian womens social network (Berlusconi company) - - a community for citizens of Rockland County, NY - - a drifter car enthusiast scoial network - - a religious youth site After leaving Macromedia in 1992 Marc produced an interactive music video band, called the Mediaband (1992-94), the Marc Canter Show (1995) and a cyber theme restaurant operating system - Mediabar (1996-97.) Marc then co-developed an interactive flat panel display for SuperBowl XXXII (1997-98), a digital city architecture for Trieste, Italy (1998), an IPTV authoring system for (1999), was a co-founder of Digiscents (1999) and helped craete numerous other designs and architectures for AOL, Reuters, eCast and other startups throughout the 90s [copyright 2009 Marc Canter Creative Commons license - attribution - share alike]
Length: 45:40


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