3 November 2013

Web 2.0 (and Netvibes)

This is the Netvibes page in which I have linked a number of resources about Web 2.0
Go there to find out what Web 2.0 is, or look at the introductory powerpoint (on MOLE from Monday 4th)

If you are interested in using Netvibes yourself as a page for gathering links and feeds (which we won't cover in class) you might be interested in the presentation: Using Netvibes as a home page, by Phil Bradley:


  1. Interesting application for dashboarding, however, it raises some questions about privacy. Netvibes can gather information about their users in much higher efficiency than Google does, and Goole is already quite good at information gathering. With his app, it seems that Natvibes can access all your information sources and services that you are using through this service. And, as they are US company, they are forced to hand over all of their information to NSA. I definetly would prefer similar European applications over this one.

  2. I would like to continue my previous comment by sharing this quite from founder of Lavabit email device company, who was recently forced to close his company after declining to hand over to US government his global customers' emails.

    "This experience has taught me one very important lesson: without congressional action or a strong judicial precedent, I would _strongly_ recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States.

    Ladar Levison
    Owner and Operator, Lavabit LLC