FriendFeed announced that they are now enabling their users to post their updates to Twitter. Overall, the idea could flood Twitter with a lot of out of context information. Granted, this is not any different than most of the content on Twitter, but now people could be getting comments on other FriendFeed posts in their… Read More FriendFeed the New Twitter Client
According to recent reports, the future will not be televised or at least it seems that way. A few weeks ago, Seesmic announced some layoffs. Today we receive news that Revision3, one of the most online video producers, also announced cutbacks. One of the casualties from a Revision3 distribution deals, EPIC FU creator Smashface Productions,… Read More The Future Will Not Be Televised
I missed the release of Amazon Windowshop about a month ago, but a search shows that there was not a lot of posts about it. Shockingly enough, I saw a note from Mona about it. She also has a quick post on it at her blog. Mona’s reaction can be summarized in one word, WOW.… Read More Amazon Windowshop: In a Word, Hot!
Yes, it has been a long time, but I have yet another guest post at LouisGray.com. The post is regarding Filters and Belief Systems. The post is a discussion regarding Mark ‘rizzn’ Hopkins quitting FriendFeed and a blog post from Louis Gray where he talked about his dilemma of being a Mormon, a Democrat, a friend… Read More YAGP: Filters and Belief Systems
About a month ago many speculated that StumbleUpon was for sale. EBay is asking for the equivalent of a king’s ransom, rumored to be $75 million. Given that StumbleUpon has revenue in the range of $5 to $7.5 million, the asking price is not completely unreasonable. There are not many companies that can buy up… Read More Google Should Buy StumbleUpon
Image via CrunchBase Today’s BitchMeme is brought to you today by Duncan Riley at Inquisitr. Duncan complains that TechMeme is biased although Gabe Rivera, its creator, denies this. How did this get started? It starts with the Business Week article that listed the 25 most influential people on the web. Gabe Rivera is on this… Read More Is TechMeme Really Our Only Option?
Steve Rubel started a lively discussion about how RSS adoption has peaked. I only somewhat agree with his assertion, and it is because I agree with his reasoning: Lord knows, as someone who spends three hours a day in Google Reader, I am a giant evangelist for RSS. But I am also a realist. Feeds… Read More Newspapers, RSS for the Mainstream User
There has been a lot of bad news lately with all of the startup layoffs and the “economic crisis”. TechCrunch has gone as far as creating a layoff tracker. Robert Scoble is obviously tired of the bad news and wishes that someone could write some positive coverage of the current situation. I have already stated… Read More Companies Got Funding Last Week?
ReadWriteWeb has an interesting article about what’s after Web 2.0. It got me thinking about where all of this technology is heading. First, let me state that we should stop trying to “version” the web as it just gives people definitions to argue about. There were some comments regarding even more multimedia content becoming available,… Read More What is Next? Semantic-Enabled Mobile Applications.
Image via CrunchBase Digg has done a lot of interesting things over the years, but recently they did something that confuses me. First, they banned Zaibatsu, possibly the third most active user of Digg. A few days later they announced new funding for what they call international expansion. About one week after that announcement, they… Read More What is Digg Planning?