In case you have not noticed, this is the official blog of YackTrack. It has been a few weeks, so it is time for another update from YackTrack. We have added TypePad/MoveableType blog support assuming that the comment feed is in the default location. This gives us some support for the three major blog platforms!… Read More Feed Me YackTrack, Feed Me!
It seems like Twitter is now at the crossroads. They recently announced a new funding round of $15 million and have started communicating more with their users. These are very good things. A new open Twitter is a wonderful thing. People have been very hard on them because they were not saying anything about the… Read More Twitter at the Crossroads
There has been a huge amount of conversation regarding Twitter and its’ recent outages and performance issues. This is understandable considering how many people have become addicted to it. However, this post is not about Twitter’s problems, it is about asking for too much. Two posts from ReadWriteWeb caught my eye in the past day.… Read More Are We Asking Too Much?
I will admit that i am now addicted to Twitter. I need to be able to see what is going on. I see blog updates and shared links quicker on Twitter than anywhere else. So, I always have some twitter application open. Lately, I have been seeing more “automated” information appear in the guise of… Read More Twitter Integration or Noise?
Given the recent block of Google Friend Connect by Facebook, TechCrunch and Robert Scoble decided to start an argument. This is perfect fodder for this week’s bitchmeme as there are a few issues that people tend to ignore. First, if you put any data on the internet, privacy is an afterthought. Basically, if you put… Read More Privacy and Data Ownership Do Not Apply
So, two and a half weeks ago I announced the release of YackTrack.com, a service meant to show the distributed conversations occurring on the internet. The coverage and feedback for the tool have been fantastic so far. Given that there was such a good initial response, I decided to take YackTrack into further development. The… Read More Introducing YackTrack Chatter!
It took all day to get really good information, but Google announced its Friend Connect service. My impression of the announcement is best stated by the immortal words of gamers everywhere, meh. This was a strange announcement for Google. First, they leaked enough information in the days leading up that it sounded like it was… Read More Google Friend Connect Disconnect
I am not sure if I can be truly termed an early adopter, but I am using sites that early adopters are using. I wrote about FriendFeed in my last post. Today I am writing about Twitter. I was going to write how Twitter would not gain mainstream acceptance. Then, I saw the article on… Read More Why Twitter Will Go Mainstream
As I sat down to write this post, I reviewed FriendFeed to see if anything new popped up. Not surprisingly, a new post from Jeff Nolan had been shared regarding the future of RSS. Rather interesting timing considering I am thinking about replacing my RSS reader with FriendFeed, and that was my planned topic for… Read More FriendFeed: RSS Reader Deluxe
As I watched FriendFeed and Twitter scroll by with updates about social media, lifestreaming and the mainstream, I realized something. I think the “early adopters” are wrong. For lack of a better option, I am lumping myself in this group as well. As usual, Louis Gray has a fantastic post about lifestreaming and participation. Today,… Read More Facebook and YahooBuzz: The Power Couple