Image by Lukadium via Flickr You know someone is going to compare the two APIs from Mixx and Digg. I figured I should give it a try as a complete Mixx zealot 🙂 I have used both APIs recently so I have applicable experience in the matter as well. The development of YackTrack did not… Read More Social News API Wars: Mixx vs. Digg
It is with great pleasure (and relief) to announce the launching of a new service, YackTrack.com. YackTrack is a “conversation tracker”, so you the content producer can find where the conversations about your post are occurring. As with any new website these days, it is still considered to be a beta, but we have eliminated… Read More YackTrack, Tracking Distributed Conversations
This is just a quick note to my loyal followers. First you will notice that there is a new image over on the right hand sidebar. Yes, I am in the Lifehacks section of Alltop! Many thanks to Guy Kawasaki and the rest of the Alltop team. I know I have been on there for… Read More I have arrived! Sort of.
I have been spending more time using FriendFeed and Twitter, but I have been trying to balance that with a life. So, obviously I am not doing a good job. Yesterday however, was an interesting day on FriendFeed. Let me start by saying I do follow Scoble on FriendFeed. I also try to follow some… Read More The Power of the A-List
For whatever reason, Web 3.0 and reducing noise has been the big topic recently. Everyone seems to be in love with the social aggregators, especially FriendFeed. I have to admit that I am becoming increasingly addicted to FriendFeed. If you use something like FriendFeed or even Twitter, you have seen the deluge of information. Most… Read More Twine + FriendFeed = Web 3.0
Lately, I have been trying to use FriendFeed more often due to the amount of hype it receives. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. So, the minimalist interface is nice and the whole follow people thing is good. The one benefit I got from using it was I got to follow… Read More Twitter and FriendFeed: Information Overload
Over the weekend, I noticed a post by Robert Scoble regarding comments on blog posts and where they should appear. The source of interest came from the launch of another aggregation service called Shyftr. This is an RSS aggregation service that allows comments on the content within Shyftr, not on the blog that is the… Read More Comment Where You Want, Just Let Me Know About It
So we finally found out that Google was not opening up the use of BigTable. Instead, they decide to launch a competitor to Amazon’s suite of services. The question now is, does Google app engine rev your engine? As a certified geek, I have a few issues with the Google offering some of which can… Read More Does Google App Engine Rev Your Engine?
I have said previously that I just do not “get” Twitter yet. However, I have read two articles recently that provide a corporate-centric argument for paying attention to Twitter. The first article was from TechCrunch regarding Michael Arrington’s problems with Comcast. So, to summarize his story, his internet was down and an automated message from… Read More The Twitterization of Customer Service
In my daily RSS reading, I came across an article from CIO.com entitled “CIOs Still Fear Web 2.0 for the Enterprise”. I bring this to attention as my recent writing has been focused on more advanced services like lifestreaming and the semantic web. The corporate demographics of the survey are nicely distributed: The majority (43… Read More Reality Check for Social Media