People Suck at Naming Places (slides with notes)

Here are my slides (with notes) from Ignite Where in San Jose last night.

I must say it was an awesome experience. I give many presentations, but this one, in this format, in front of this crowd, was quite something.

And I got to be quoted by Tim Oreilly on Twitter:

“Places are social containers” Good line from @afrognthevalley at #where20 #ignite last night.


If you know your stuff, trust your guts!

“Take the well-known example of the Toyota Prius. This hybrid car was not the result of user-centered innovation”

Toyota started to design the Prius in 1994, when user-centered analysis and market data were pulling auto manufacturers in a different direction: toward heavy, gas-guzzling SUVs. The Prius was a proposal — a vision that came from a better understanding of the future evolution of the socio-cultural and economic scenario. Now, more than a decade after it was first launched, people like it, even if they did not ask for it when it was conceived. And thanks to its early start, Toyota is well ahead of its competitors.

Lesson: if you know your stuff, trust your guts.

[via Sci-Fi Hi-Fi: Weblog]

Location Isn’t A War Between Two Sides, It’s A Gold Rush For Everyone

Great snippet from Joe Stump of SimpleGeo:

You need to move past the mindset that location is the feature. Build products under the assumption that you have a user’s location and that you can use the social plumbing we’ve been building for the last nine years. What kind of interesting experiences can you build on top of the potent mixture of friends, location, and the real world?

I am really looking forward WhereCamp SF 2010 to discuss emerging Geo standards with Joe. We need standard representations of places and activities, I’m planning on a session on Places in Activity Streams somewhere Saturday…
[Via Location Isn’t A War Between Two Sides, It’s A Gold Rush For Everyone]


Deux nouveaux noms de domaines @praized hier (je vous les ajoute quand ils sont prêts).

Nommer les projets avec un URL, c’est un rituel de baptême après la naissance d’une idée…

Je suis très content de ce nouveau projet, retour aux sources initiales de Praized et projection de l’avenir en même temps, ça sent le printemps, le renouveau… très énergisant!

Les logiciels libres et ouverts, pas juste une bonne idée, c’est la loi!

La bio twitter de @carlmalamud: “Open Source America’s Operating System. It’s not just a good idea, it’s the law”… Voir le projet du gouvernement Américain: “Making Government Information More Accessible”. Inspirant pour ma journée de demain à Québec! J’ose espérer que ça va avancer un jour. Ça fait maintenant 7 ans que je l’espère…