Sometimes I wonder whether people have forgotten why we do what we do. Most people who blog do it because they have a passion for what they are writing about. Many people creating these fancy Web 2.0 sites are doing it because there is some passion for what they are doing. Even “how to be… Read More Passion, Early Adopters and the Mainstream
Fairly soon you will all be tired of hearing “Hey I have another guest post!” But, for now you have to keep hearing it. I have another guest post over at LouisGray.com talking about Federated Microblogging. To give you an idea of what I am talking about, here is a short summary. People are leaving… Read More Federated Microblogging at LouisGray.com
The past few weeks have seen the release of Google Lively and Electric Sheep Company’s WebFlock. 3D environments have been around for years, with the initial attempts using VRML, an HTML like markup language. VRML was an interesting idea but had problems because the computers and typical network speeds for users made the environments too… Read More Are 3D Worlds Useful Yet?
If you read this blog regularly, it probably means you are involved in social media and most likely an early adopter. If not, then you are probably just a hardcore geek looking for a geek fix. Given that this is my audience, I am going to tell you why the possible/probable acquisition of Digg by… Read More The Google Digg Purchase Would Mean Nothing to You.
I have been really busy lately, but it is a good busy. I was contacted earlier this week by Louis Gray to write a guest post on his blog. WOW. For those of you who read this blog and do not know who he is, Louis Gray is one of the hottest “non A-List’ blogs… Read More Now Showing on LouisGray.com, Me!
In my last post I asked Do We Need Rankings For Everything? The rant was based on the new API for PostRank from AideRss, the launching of Frienderati.Alltop and the ensuing discussion. Yep, it was one of those good, old-fashioned, “I am a cranky old man” rants. Thankfully, Melanie Baker from AideRss beat me with… Read More Rankings Suck, So Now What?
I started this post late last week after PostRank was launched as an API. Conveniently enough, Alltop launched Frienderati today, which caused some interesting discussions on FriendFeed and gave my post a little more relevance. Why is it that people feel the need to rank things? Is it the simplicity of looking at things in… Read More Do We Need Rankings For Everything?
Obviously, this week is getting interesting. I have another guest post this week, this time on SheGeeks! Our host for the day is the awesomesauce Corvida. If you do not understand the “awesomesauce” term, check out Corvida’s blog for more info. So, the guest post can be found at There are Different Steps For Growing… Read More Guest Post on SheGeeks!
Iam sure that most of you are tired of hearing about the iPhone. I know I am. TechMeme should change its name for today to iPhoneMeme to reflect the news of the day. You probably do not want to hear anything else about the iPhone. Well, I had a few spare moments and decided instead… Read More iReasons I am Not Getting an iPhone
There is a lot of information passing through FriendFeed. The web interface is useful up to a point, but sometimes people feel they are missing interesting items, or they just do not like the interface. There are a lot of applications trying to make things easier as well as a wealth of Greasemonkey scripts. This… Read More On the Shoulders of Giants: FriendFeed Applications