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Posted By Tommy

Silverlight vs. Flash

A handy SDK for Facebook apps: www.microsoft.com/facebooksdk

In my Master’s thesis I used Adobe Flash (AS3) and creating games is quite easy in Flash. It’s an ECMA language as is Java, so it’s easy to work with. On the other hand the backend integration is quite tricky. Adobe Flash Media Server is not free, and the universities don’t have licenses for it either. That caused me a lot of problems which were learning experiences for me, but figuring out which open source projects would work was not related to the learning goals I had been trying to achieve with my interactive educational platform. It would be much easier to use .NET development through the entire project than try to provide Bridges between different programming languages through socket programming.

Since there is already guides about ASP.NET development and Facebook, in my opinion it will be easiest to integrate Silverlight with that. Microsoft provides a number of free downloads and free licenses for university students including Visual Studio, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, etc. through the official Microsoft student website www.dreamspark.com, so it’s easy for student projects to get access to their products. Also, the really interesting thing about using Silverlight for your Facebook project would be that it would also work with the new Windows Phone 7 platform that will be released later in 2010.

Spaces of Interaction: An Online Conversation on Improving Traditional Conferences

Recently, an online conference devoted to improving conferences was held. It was quite interesting. Many of the seminars focused on transforming conferences through video streaming, and on
Internet materials now available. There are recordings of all of the seminars on that site, so click on the link above and check it out.

Posted By Tommy

Parents ‘Keeping in Touch Online’

Nearly a quarter use [social networking] sites as their main method of communication, while 35 percent use email primarily.

via Parents ‘Keeping in Touch Online’.

What did parents do before telephones? The world must have been a lonely place 100 years ago. If your kids moved out of town, you wouldn’t have been able to keep in touch with them except through letter writing. Nowadays, many parents are staying in touch with their kids through social networking sites. My mom can chat with me on IM. And email’s a good way to keep in touch, too..

Lack of Internet ‘Costing Families £70 a Month’.

It might seem like being online takes a lot of time away from doing actual work. But in fact, if you’re not online, you’re losing money. Those families that don’t have the internet are losing money, simply because they don’t get informed about where things are cheapest.

Pew study: Internet takes over papers as news source | Digital Media – CNET News.
News Flash: The Internet is taking over as the source of news! It’s only to be expected because it gives you the news when it’s new, not just a day later. Furthermore, the Internet is better because it’s got a lot of archives, so when you like to revisit old news stories, you don’t need to have scissors for the best ones!