Today, I updated someone else’s website, with one button-press on my Nokia N95 mobile phone.
That tweet contained a URL, and a hashtag.
Steph Gray (@lesteph) has done an excellent job, using Commentariat2 and WordPress to make the conversation aggregator (a “buzz” page) for UK GovCamp 2011, and has kindly accepted my suggestion to include the Delicious RSS feed for the event’s hashtag.
And so the link in the tweet I favourited appeared on the “buzz” page of the UK GovCamp 2011 website.
All because I made a single button-press on a device little bigger than a matchbox.
To quote the already over-quoted Arthur C Clarke‘s ‘Third Law‘:
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
Thirty-five years after I first (at a very youthful age!) used a computer, and seventeen years after I first used the web, I’m still excited by them. I wonder where they’ll take us next?
The event was indistinguishable from magic, too. The links above will show you why.