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Tech Talk Radio Show 22 of 2007
Transmission date: May 28th, 2007

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In recent times on Tech Talk Radio, we’ve spoken of the next generation of web sites otherwise known as Web 2.0. Wikipediae defines Web 2 as a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes. Collaboraton and interactivity is at the heart of this new genre of websites.

Amongst the ever increasing interactive sites are blog sites, or websites where you can keep a journal about absolutely anything. Visitors can read your site and interact with you – in other words, you’ve created your very own soap box where spruiking, voicing your opinion, or unashamed self expression are all encouraged. Maybe you’ll be deemed an influential site – that is, a site which can alter readers thoughts and opinions on specific issues. In the world of free speech, this is good.

If you’ve ever wanted to write a blog, all will be revealed on today’s show – it will cost you nothing but time, and some internet access. Wordpress.com is one such website offering literay wanna-be’s a precipice where they can jump head first into the world of a biographer, columnist, correspondent, critic, journalist, or novelist. But just remember, never believe everything you read on the internet!

ABC VandalisedThis week on Tech Talk Radio

  • Lidija Davis talks to Matt Mullenweg from wordpress, who coincidentally are celebrating their fourth birthday
  • Adam Turner puts his feet up on the couch
  • Vandals strike the ABC
  • Coonan caught out over broadband sledge
  • Skimmer hit blocks Westpac cards
  • Nigerians scamming Queenslanders to the tune of $500,000 per month and our story that fell through the holes last week, Google’s Universal search coming to a web browser near you.

The ABC's virtual reality island in the online game Second Life has been trashed in an act of digital vandalism.

Lidija Davis chats to Matt Mullenweg, of WordPress fame at the end of Pier 38 in San Francisco, He's also the founder of Automattic, the company behind all great things like Akismet. This week, collaborative Web.

It's also Wordpress' 4th birthday!
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