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sixgroups co-worked on scientific paper

sixgroups.com Livecommunity has supported several conferences such as (suspended) OMD, Web 2.0 Expo, or VielMehr. In the follow-up of the VielMehr conference one of the organizers, Dr. Martin C. Kindsmüller, brought up the idea to write a scientific paper for the HCI International 2009. In this paper the application of the Livecommunity as an instant online community (IOC) in the context of a conference should be analyzed. Now, a paper titled Instant Online Communities as a means to foster conferences written by Martin C. Kindmüller, Jan Milz, and Johannes Schmidt is submitted to HCII and is going to be published in the HCII proceedings in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Martin C. will present it at HCII which takes place this summer in San Diego, CA, USA.

We start with the introduction of our notion of an instant online community. As mentioned, we further analyze the successful application of the Livecommunity at VielMehr in detail, uncover several shortcomings and sketch appropriate solutions to solve the described issues and to improve the Livecommunity (lessons learned). Finally, we introduce the idea of the Shared Common Subject spreading beyond system boundaries. This spreading which implies the blurring of system boundaries is enabled by IOCs providing backchannel functionality such as the Twitter backchannel of the Livecommunity. We regard this idea which causes a paradigm shift as the (scientific) foundation of our future activities.

Update 10/2009: Jan just published his Diplomarbeit – Instant-Online-Communities

Livecommunity update

We released a really big update of the Livecommunity early this morning:

Usability enhancements

Starting with the toolbar we reduced the number of items and links significantly. We eliminated the search form, login/register and lots of other things and added a big „open“ link:

toolbar

We applied the same principle to the first overview page of the Livecommunity:

– separation between main content area and sidebar

– reduced functional links, i.e. filters are hidden

– added a breadcrump navigation

– Livecommunity opens now in full browser height allowing more entries to be displayed

The new toolbar is available and you have to update your embed-code to a new version. You can do this manually by changing this line:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://communityname.sixgroups.com/widgets/api/json/?v=0.2"></script>

to

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://communityname.sixgroups.com/widgets/api/json/v/03/"></script>

or go to the community your choice and get the new code from the partnersites overview.

Slideshare

You can now embed presentations from slideshare within the Livestream. Just post the URL in the shoutform and the presentation will be part of your community:

slideshare

We also made a lot of changes in the background. These should lead to a more stable and faster version.

Tell us how you like the new Livecommunity.

Growth is exciting…. sixgroups.com proud to serve web2.0 Expo

As you might have noticed, we have had connectivity issues on Monday and also partly on Tuesday. This is partly due to the fact that we are hosting two premium Livecommunities at the moment: Apart from the European Online Marketing Conference OMD which has been online for a few weeks already we are now providing a Livecommunity for THE ULTIMATE web2.0 conference, the web2.0 Expo NewYork!

Thanks to talks with the web2.0 organizers at O’Reilly by our advisor Stowe Boyd, we are able to provide the community network on crowdvine with an enhanced conference version of sixgroups.com. The Livestream is aggregating Tweets, Flickr photos, blogposts and YouTube videos tagged w2e_NY08 or web2expo a. Until today we already aggregated more than 1500 tweets related to the conference, as well as a bunch of other interesting resources. Continue reading ‚Growth is exciting…. sixgroups.com proud to serve web2.0 Expo‘





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