Where to learn more about XBRL on Web 2.0
XBRL is a part of Web 3.0 and in a way it represents an introduction for it. One day when Web 3.0 comes, XBRL will be all around us. A lot more work is needed to be completed until that moment. Until then I would like to present to you where on Web 2.0 you can find information about XBRL and which channels I use to get informed about the events in XBRL world.
There are a lot of LinkedIn groups that deal in some way with the XBRL. To some groups, it is a primary field of interest, and for others it is a casual thing. I will single out only three groups that I am a member of. These three groups gather almost all of the significant individuals of this area.
- XBRL Interactive Network (1.746 members, moderated by XBRL International)
- XBRL Knowledge Sharing Group (778 members, moderated by Vinod Kashyap)
- XBRL Matters (486 members, moderated by Daniel Roberts)
What fascinates me regarding the LinkedIn group is that I get much more referral links on XBRL Blog Magazine from it then from let’s say Twitter, even dough I am much more active on the Twitter. Also it is a bigger probability that if you ask a question you’ll get a better response through a LinkedIn group then the Twitter. LinkedIn community is more active then the Twitter community!
There is a large number of blogs, magazines and so on, that occasionally write about the different aspects of the implementation and adoption of the XBRL. I will name only those sources of information that primary deal with the theme of XBRL:
- http://xbrl.squarespace.com/ – it is enough to say Charlie Hoffman’s blog.
- http://raasconsulting.blogspot.com – the thoughts of Daniel Roberts on implementation of the XBRL, legal regulations etc. wrote in a very positive – critical way.
- http://hitachidatainteractive.com/ – news and commentary from the Hitachi XBRL Business Unit.
- http://blog.rivetsoftware.com – the blog of one of the leading XRBL software vendor.
- http://paulwilkinson.com/ – the commentaries of Paul Wilkinson about different financial questions, it is often a topic for the XBRL.
- http://xbrlca.blogspot.com/- the XBRL Canada Blog promotes XBRL standard on the field of Canada.
- http://blog.bowne.com/xbrl/ – the blog of the Bowne Company which is ran by Rob Blake. Inactive for a while – hope that will soon change.
Of course we must mention the Facebook. There are several groups that have in their name the word XBRL (I am a member of some), but mostly have a small number of members that are not so active. It might be worth to mention one of them – XBRL International, that has 146 members.
After all, Facebook is more about the fun then the business.
Tracking the Twitter lists is a good way to find in one place all individuals and companies from a certain area. There are a large number of lists about the XBRL. The bad thing is that the existing Twitter’s search engine does not provide the search of the lists. Still, I believe that if you are an average user of the Twitter, you can relatively easy find some of them.
I would like to present to you one which I created and which contains, in my opinion, all the significant individuals and companies that work on the XBRL, and are on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/xbrlblog/xbrl. The list currently follows 72 of the Twitter accounts.
Certainly the most important source of information for me is the hashtag #XBRL. Sometimes I wonder whether or not is necessary to track anything else, since all the XBRL important information go through this tag. Track this tag for a few days and you will easily realize who are the most influential people and companies in this area.
Next to this tag, I sometimes track the official tag of the XBRL International Conference. The #XBRL22 is the current one, by which you can track all the important details about the forthcoming 22nd XBRL International Conference.
I hope I did not forget to mention anybody. If I have, remind me and supplement this list.