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The Ebb and Flow of Activity Streams – Joshua Porter

Date: October 7, 2009
Speaker: 
Joshua Porter — Bokardo Design

Josh PorterDo you ever feel like you’re being hit with a firehose of information?

In the last several years activity streams have infiltrated the enterprise collaboration space. While they promise to alleviate some of the frustrations of email and other communication software, they can also have some interesting side-effects (such as the “fire-hose effect”). In this talk, Joshua Porter will describe the ebbs and flows of activity streams, how they work and don’t work, and how we might design better ones going forward.

See the slides from the October 7 meeting >>

About the Speaker

Joshua Porter is an interface designer and consultant focusing exclusively on the design of social web applications. Josh wrote the book Designing for the Social Web and speaks regularly at web design conferences and events around the world. Since 2003 he has written the popular design blog bokardo.com. Josh lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.

Read his latest blog post on Feature Development in Action: Broadcast Stream Messages in Socialcast.

Follow him on twitter: @bokardo

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