The past few days have been fairly busy in the social media space again. So I figured I should throw my opinion in the ring just like everyone else. Last week, Facebook had some really interesting news when they announced the ability to put Facebook applications on any website. This allows them to expand their… Read More Social Media and Data Portability Inch Ever Closer
If you write code for a living, then the “Which framework do I use?” question arises fairly often. I have been slinging code for over 13 years and it seems like I need to answer this question every month. The real question we should all be asking ourselves is “Do I need a framework?” If… Read More 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Framework
I was talking with someone yesterday and they mentioned LinkedIn as a good business tool. This was an older gentleman who admitted that the whole social networking and social media industry was still a bit new to him. This made me think about who the typical users are of the various social networks. Given that… Read More Social Networks Following A Similar Pattern
There has been a lot of news the past few days about data portability. I posted a summary and analysis of some of the news a few days ago. Today, the Data Portability Working Group announced that LinkedIn, Flickr, SixApart (TypePad and MovableType) and Twitter have joined as well. So, what does all of this… Read More What Does Data Portability Mean To You?
What did I miss? Is today the standard day to announce “big news”? The reason this is so interesting is because it is all related to social media and social networks. First, Comcast announces its new service fancast.com. They are partnering with IBMD, CBS, Hulu.com and others. The Comcast offering is a video “hub” where… Read More Big Companies, Big Social News
The basic idea behind Plaxo is to be the one site for all of your information. The aggregation is meant to be from various sources like your email contacts, your social network information and more. Because it takes data from all of these sources, you should be up-to-date on “everything” in your online (and possible… Read More Plaxo Problems May Hamper Sale
So, the big social media story floating around is the problems people are having with Digg. I will admit that I am not an avid Digg user but that is because of some of the same reasons as described in the linked articles. By now people have heard of several “popular” sites being banned by… Read More Is Digg being buried by its own success?