Just two weeks ago, I asked the question Can Microblogging Power A Blog Community? This week, we found out that the answer is, people are trying it out. First, there was an announcement regarding the Today’sMama site and their use of Laconi.ca for a local microblogging community. Jesse Stay helped with the creation of what… Read More Status.net and Laconi.ca Enabling Small Communities
Image via Wikipedia Over the weekend, Mark Evans made the claim that social media is going to disappear. If you read the post, you will realize that the title is more like link bait because Mark’s main idea is that social media is going to evolve. social media as a hyperbole-driven, standalone, new-kid-on-the-block entity is… Read More Social Media Evolution, Are We Losing The Social Part?
Image via CrunchBase The weekend bitchmeme came a little early this week in the form of Twitter ghostwriting. Sarah Perez has a good overview on ReadWriteWeb. The general idea is that some celebrities and brands are not being written by who we thought they were being written by. So if someone has a ghostwriter, people… Read More Remember GhostWriting Is Not As Bad As Spam
Image via Wikipedia Chris Brogan has been making me think a lot lately. The other day he asked what inspires people to action. He has a very lofty goal: My goal with every blog post is to get you thinking in a way that might cause a change in your course of action. As a… Read More Why Do You Write Code?
Image by luc legay via Flickr As sites like Ning, Facebook and Twitter continue to grow and make their content readily available, what is possible starts to change. Social Media sites have mostly decided that a freely available API is good for both them and their users. Twitter is a perfect example of this idea.… Read More Social Media Mining, The Data Is Out There
When you are on the internet, acronyms rule. If you frequent some of the social media sites, the acronyms become more prevalent. More importantly, the acronyms become the backbone of some of your favorite sites. Some of the acronyms that you will see are JSON, RSS, and Atom. These things are important because they are… Read More API Data Formats You Need To Know
I have been writing a lot about Twitter and Facebook lately. This is because I have started to see some trends in the way people are using the sites, and Facebook has been in the news lately. Sometimes, you write a post that makes a lot of sense, like my Twitter data mine post, and… Read More Sorry Twitter, Facebook Is The Data Gold Mine
Social news sites were some of the first social sites that were not a pure social network. The poster child of social news is Digg. As the king of social news, Digg sees almost 33.5 million unique visitors per month according to Compete. The bigger question is how other social news sites are doing, and… Read More The State Of Social News
Image via Wikipedia In a continuation of the idea behind my “What Programming Language Should I Learn” post, people always ask how to learn a language. These are people who have not learned a programming language yet, so we have to start at the beginning. The following is some simple advice on how to get… Read More Simple Advice For Learning A Programming Language
Sun Microsystems is all over the news today. They have not been in the news much as there have not been many interesting developments from them for a while. Java is in the hands of the JCP, and their hardware business gets chipped away by low cost Windows server farms and the new cloud services.… Read More Is Sun Finally Getting Bought By IBM?