Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Microsoft Build 2018 content, Attention economy, data

Microsoft Build Live 2018

3 days produced 46 web pages 16 "tiles" with videos and presentations on each page. That is more than 730 items, more than number of hours in a month.  It is almost impossible to find anything.

Videos are hosted on YouTube, but no ads. Does it mean video paid hosting?

Attention economy - Wikipedia

"Herbert A. Simon was perhaps the first person to articulate the concept of attention economics when he wrote: "...in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it" (Simon 1971, pp. 40–41)."

With abundant content, the navigation UI / UX is critical.
As much effort is invested in preparing content, there is not even a search box for this content!
But Google search does have a solution, by just adding "site:" to search box. 

It would be very useful if the index of the content like this was available as an "API",
i.e. as an RSS or similar feed with metadata, to be able to use alternative navigation and filtering tools...

And, strangely enough, there is such feed from YouTube!

Even better, there is a specific feed for "playlist", 

in some feeds can use http://www.anySite.com/articles?page=2
there is not standard for RSS options, so data are limited to latest.

But there is a also "official" (not free) REST/JSON API for YouTube
Videos: list  |  YouTube Data API  |  Google Developers

networks, IoT: Wi-Fi EasyMesh standard

Episode 164: New Wi-Fi standards and robots – IoT Podcast – Internet of Things

The Wi-Fi Alliance has created a new standard for mesh networks,