Sunday, October 14, 2007

Friend Webs on Facebook

Got a facebook account ?

Why don't you login to facebook and head on over to and see Solutiongrove's first ever Facebook app.

It's a neat interactive visualization of your friends on Facebook. If you're curious as to why we called it Friend Webs, take a look at the screen shot below, it's obvious.

We used Jsviz to generate the cool force directed graph and Extjs for the toolbar, popup and effects.

Dave wrote an openacs facebook-api package that made it really easy to talk to facebook from OpenACS.

It's currently in beta and we would really appreciate comments and suggestions on how to improve it and make it even cooler.


Thursday, October 04, 2007

UC Berkeley first to post full lectures to YouTube

You need to have a lot of money, a lot of discipline and a lot of smarts to be able to get into and graduate from an ivy league school like MIT or UC Berkeley.

If you happen to have a lot of discipline and just enough smarts but don't have a lot of money, you could settle for the online courses and videos that these institutions are generously making available online and for FREE.

While MIT has quite a head start with their MITOpenCourseware, UC Berkley has just recently decided to utilize YouTube to distribute videos of its courses.

Don't you just love the internet :-)