Some recent events in the past few weeks have had me thinking about how we develop software, specifically software that deals with social sites. The release of Google Buzz has raised various privacy concerns from people. I am not as worried about privacy, as those issues tend to get resolved fairly quickly. The problem that […]

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Let me start this by saying that I do not consider myself one of those “10x” programmers. I am also a technology generalist, which means I may know how to use specific technologies but I am not considered a guru in many. However, I have been in the software and services industries for over 15 […]

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So it has been a while since the original release of Google Buzz. I figured that I would post my personal review of Buzz after some time, but I have decided against it. There are enough reviews of the functionality for you to read and argue with. While reading an interesting post from Profy, I […]

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As we continue to publish about our lives on social networks and other social services like Foursquare or Gowalla, the question about how this affects a job search will continue to appear. A recent blog post comes from Allen Stern of CenterNetworks that specifically talks about social location or check-in services. Again, the issue of […]

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This past week showed me something very interesting. Mainstream users work with the internet in a completely different manner than early adopters. As an example, read the comments on this ReadWriteWeb post. By now, you have heard about this comment stream and how some users thought the Facebook Connect integration on ReadWriteWeb was the Facebook […]

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