In our hunt for Web 2.0 technology (and the ever-looming Web 3.0, wherever that may be), we try to bring you the most up-to-date information we can. And today being overcast, one has a hard time not writing about clouds. Luckily, we can kill two birds with one stone today.
First: "Cloud Computing" Imagine your iPhone coming out of your pocket and plugging into TVs, car stereos, keyboards, other computers, and the internet. Many believe it's on the way, thanks to Cloud Computing, or the use of the Internet as a "swiss army knife" of services and storage. Already you can save documents in Google Documents, edit them and send them with GMail, and sort out their due dates with Google Calendar. The question then: why not make a computer that is formatted for storing a little information and using Internet applications to get your work done? This article from AdAge goes into depth about the concept. This InfoWorld article also brings up some key issues with the movement. Needless to say, as a company that relies on advertising and operating in the digital "cloud", we'll be watching this closely.
Second: "Word Cloud" The concept of the word cloud is to highlight the most frequently used words on a website or blog. The website Wordle, which takes in text from pages or documents, returns your most frequently used words in a large cloud of text. Here's one for our company website:
To see what your site is REALLY trying to say, visit Wordle.