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started by Graham Perrin on 11 Nov 08
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  • Graham Perrin
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    That's a very rough sketch.

    How might it work?

    1. if the default selection of droplets does not suit you, change the ticks

    2. maybe, enter an expression on which you wish the cloud to focus

    3. scrub the movie controller from left to right and vice versa

    4. the cloud changes over time

    5. when the cloud looks good to you, click your droplet of choice

    - and the context-sensitive advertisement appears (fades in to view) only after you have paused for thought for maybe three or four seconds.

    Recent inspirations:

    * Sean Brady for opening a multi-party conversation that made me think about the ephemeral nature of some things

    * BrowseBack

    * timeline views within applications/services such as iPhoto and Flickr.
  • Graham Perrin
    I can't easily invite the desired people to the conversation that was opened by Sean so I'll reproduce here something that's relevant to another topic:

    > what I bookmark and/or annotate tends to fall into one of three
    > categories:
    > *    past | present | future
    > - and the things that I have passed on (shared with others
    > _without bookmarking for myself_) fall somewhere within 'past'.
    > I never use those words as categories (i.e., I don't tag or key
    > items in those ways) but I do _organise_ myself and my stuff in
    > that way.
  • Graham Perrin
    A variation on the cloud theme might be:

    * honeycomb on a time line.

    If you have stumbled across this topic (cloud on a time line), you may wonder what honeycombs and clouds have in common.

    Probably: nothing in common! However, honey or honeypot or hexagon or hexagons have been mentioned in a few places -**

    - and the time line/movie controller approach could be very neat in a Diigo WebSlides -like approach to organisation of bookmark-related _actions_. Over now to
  • Graham Perrin
    Probably missing from the opening graphic:

    * droplets for Diigo messages and/or Diigo conversations
  • Graham Perrin
    > a very rough sketch.
    > How might it work?

    > 2. maybe, enter an expression on which you wish the cloud to focus

    … and maybe, focus as you type.

    Credit to Mike Delpach at for reminding of as-you-type.
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