Internet: The Banquet

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I have been thinking about why we pour our heart out onto the web for “nothing”.  The reality is it is not for nothing.  We are all seeking something in exchange for our efforts as as abstract as that something may be.

You are putting something onto the Internet Table in order to take something from the Internet Table.

If you are not working for remuneration, you are advertising.  You are seeking intangibles that–in some way–will lead to a transaction.  You are creating a brand.

All the “OpenSource”.  All the blogs, all the webpages, all the sites, all the comments, all the games–everything–is about building your brand.

It is about “You, Incorporated”.

You want to ultimately acquire the world you want.

You want to rule your world.

There is a word for it: “Anarchy”

You each have no leader, but yourself.  Yet we work together in Synergy.

We are working toward a world of the Independent Global Professional.

If you are not selling something, you are advertising something.

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Search: SearchMe.com

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SearchMe.com currently allows you to perform page search, image search, video search, music search, news search and shopping search  using the Apple iTunes Stack metaphor.

SearchMe.com also lets you create custom stacks.

I would like to be able to place a SearchMe style page image as a link in a Prezi.com presentation as well.

The thing I would like to see in SearchMe is the following by going into cooperation with Google:

  • Visual Queries by submitting submitting video  bytes bigits.
  • Aural Queries by submitting audio rates rigits.
  • Nasal Queries by submitting nadio dates tigits.
  • Tactal Queries by submitting tadio numbers ligits.
  • Mental Queries by submitting medio text digits.
  • Factual Queries by submitting ideo states figits.

All of the above queries can be supported by selecting the media object on the current wepage, then using the sites categories and tags for the object as search criteria.

I would also like to see each of the queries have several levels as I describe below using the most international websites as examples:

Search HOW:

The IMAGE Network Search

Search WHO:

The GROUP Network Search

Search WHAT:

The EVENT Network Search

Search WHEN:

The TREND Network Search

Search WHERE:

The CHASE  Network Search

Search WHY:

The AGENT Network Search

The above are the most global sites I could find.  I recommend that each site be fully indexed by SearchMe.

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Blogging: Dear Relationary

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I received this email

Dear Relationary,

I am a mathematics teacher by day and a client manager for a construction supplier by night.  I am a single mother with a son.  I am thinking about starting a blog, but I wonder how to go about it.

I like the image of your blog “relationary”. It’s very special and give people some space to think. I browse some blogs online sometimes. I prefer to read essays. There are numerous blogs in China. Most of them are colorful. I thought about to open my own but I know it will take a lot of time. I think I am a little perfectionist, I hope to make my blog outstanding if I open one, so I prefer not to open it.:)

Jane

Tianjin, Tianjin, China

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Hello Jane,

Thank you for writing to me.

Writing blogs does take a lot of time. Actually, I find I treat my blog like a journal of what I am doing each day. I work on my framework all day as my work and then at the end of the day I report what I have discovered. You could talk about managing clients. You could talk about teaching children mathematics. You could talk about being a single mother. You could talk about Christian life. You could talk about men. You can write about the blogs you read. You could write about videos and animation, photos and graphics, audios and music, fumes and fragrances, gustios and cooking, physios and dancing, mentios and ideas. There are lots of subjects.

The thing to remember is nothing is ever finished. This means that nothing you put in a blog is complete, it is just your present thoughts. Then you can accept that it will not be perfect.

Another nice thing about blogging is if you wrote something you can go back and add to it as many times as you like so it gets better and your readers are more satisfied each time.

The best thing to do to start a blog is to set one up and gradually get into the routine of writing things into it. You will find over time your entries will get longer and more ideas will come. If you simply use tagging and catagorization in your blog, you will also find your audience will slowly and satisfactorily grow over time. My favorite blogging tool is WordPress.com. It is free and it is well designed and easy to use.

I like facebook, and there is a blogging app but I have only played with it.  While it offers a clean facebookish style, the lack of customizability actually works against its use.  Most people with something lengthy to say just writes a note.  I am sticking with my wordpress blog because it gives me the control over presentation I want.

I hope you make the decision to start a blog.

Cheers,

Grant.

Icons: WordPress 2.7 Alternative Icon Set

I’m a bit disappointed.  WordPress held an Icon competition for the WordPress 2.7 User Interface with little fanfare and a meager number of entries.  It was so low key, I missed out on it.  So, I am going to present my own set of Icons for WordPress 2.7:

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I aimed for a consistent, simple yet differentiated set of icons.  If you like my icons, let me know.  Let WordPress know.  Maybe they will reconsider.