things happening right now on the web that you should know about.
Hell, I hate marketing buzz. Let’s check out ReadWriteWeb’s opinion.
I’d add to that list…
Yahoo pipes is the harbinger of a whole ream of useful tools that do clever things by updating live in response to changes in the internet, and could be some of the most important technical plumbing the web sees. Check out codepad, Utility Mill, and Scriptlets for a taste of that.
The Semantic Web
See the W3C for some nice background, and some of the design issues opposed to it, such as The Rule of Least Power. Check out spooky services like “open” calais, and zemanta, and also naysayers, who have my sympathies.
I partially wrote a lecture about that which we didn’t have time for.
the dark net
I partially wrote a lecture about that too which we didn’t have time for either.
Making things over the net is a rapidly expanding project.