Peer to beer networking

12 July 2004

Wired

Bloggers Suffer Burnout
Authors of some of the most popular political and general-interest weblogs are calling it quits or scaling back their sites, claiming that the pressure to post or moderate reader feedback is too much to handle.

That puts our 5'000th post in even more perspective... The solution is easy: forget people's expectations, be yourself!

Transparent Desktop Opens Doors
Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have designed a new system that cleverly blends a video-conference feed with a transparent image of a computer desktop into one full-screen window.
Called Facetop, the system simultaneously transmits a video feed of users along with a shared, transparent image of the desktop. It allows two colleagues to work on the same document, Web page or graphic, while communicating face to face.


Very nice

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