web 2.0

SES Toronto: Web 2.0 and Search Engines

Chris Silver Smith Speaking SES Toronto

With so many “Web 2.0″ technologies coming in to play with web design and online application development, the effect on the search engines’ ability to find, crawl and index content becomes an issue. As such, this session moderated by Kevin Ryan included deep dive advice from Chris “Silver” Smith, Lead Strategist from Netconcepts and Ambles Kwok, a Senior Engineering Manager from Yahoo Canada.

Chris Silver Smith was first up and gave examples of Web 2.0 technologies including the idea of folksonomy and tagging by showing a tag cloud from Delicious. It’s an alternative method of navigation based on user defined keywords assigned to a piece of content.

Chain Letter 2.0 : Five Things You Don’t Know About Me

Chain Letters 2.0I think that chain letters are now going web 2.0! I’ve been tagged and I have to write up a post, then ask others to do the same. So here it goes, five things you don’t know about me.

1. I’m not a huge gamer, but we have a Mac, PC, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Gamecube, Xbox and a Playstation 2. Now only if I could find a Wii. My favorite games include Mario (almost any one), Mario Kart, Karaoke Revolution, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Bejeweled and Mario Party. I’m not a big fan of the realistic shooter games or the RPG games though and I’ve never connected to anyone online.

2. I’ve always wanted to go skydiving. I’d probably be scared out of my mind and someone might have to push me out of the plane, but it’d be a heck of a lot of fun.

I want my Web 2.0

I noticed a little PRWeb press release action from SEOMoz announcing their Web 2.0 Awards today. SEOMoz has pulled together a fantastic collection of Web 2.0 companies in their first SEOMoz Web 2.0 Awards.

Rand, Kat and Matt have put together a great collection of awards in numerous categories ranging from Blog Guides to Mashups to Social Tagging. Plus there are interviews with Danny Sullivan of SearchEngineWatch, Newsweek reporter Brad Stone, Technorati founder Dave Sifry and many more.

There are enough honorable mentions in each category to make everybody happy. Well most at least. What I like best about lists is that they give you a chance to find out about sites that you might not otherwise have known about.