Earlier this week, Chris Messina had an excellent post on some problems with OpenID. One of the main problem identified in the post is the fact that there are so many choices when it comes to an OpenID provider that the basic login page becomes a nightmare. As an example, he showed the StackOverflow OpenID… Read More A Simple OpenID Proposal
In case you did not hear the news, Google has announced the availability of Java on Google App Engine. This is a very big development for many developers as Java is widely used, but not typically supported cheaply. Many hosting services allow for Java applications, but normally you just get the ability to drop in… Read More Google App Engine Makes A Play For Startups
With the new FriendFeed beta, everyone has an opinion on whether it is better than the old version and is it better than Twitter and Facebook. Not surprisingly, Seth Godin had the perfect post regarding this. Granted, his post is about jeans and the difference between a zipper and a button-fly, but the point is… Read More Better For You May Not Mean Better For Me
Image via CrunchBase OK, I am the first to admit that the title is purely sensational, but there is some element of truth to it. Microsoft‘s new advertising campaign is about some “regular people” going to an Apple store, not finding something in their price range and feature requirements, but finding a PC that fits… Read More Microsoft Advertising Immensely Successful
This week I had the pleasure of presenting at my daughter’s school for career day. I have given plenty of presentations during my 15 year career, so I was not worried about presenting. The problem I had was that I did not know my audience. I had never presented to a group of 9 year… Read More Knowing Your Audience And Other Presentation Goodness
The internet is alive with rumors that Google is in talks to acquire Twitter. This is not overly surprising as Google tends to make a run at many hot properties. The concern with this is that Google does not have a great record of integrating new purchases and having them flourish. They already bought and… Read More If Twitter Is For Sale, Who Should By It?
A few days ago, Om Malik had some interesting analysis on the Bit.ly funding. The most important aspect of Bit.ly is not that it can shorten URLs. Instead its real prowess lies in its ability to track the click-performance of those URLs, and conversations around those links. It doesn’t matter where those URLs are embedded… Read More Why Is Data So Important?
This morning I noticed that my Twitter home page looked a little different. Please ignore my choice in color schemes, as I tend to like the dark background I have. If you look closely at the image, or click to see the full size image, you will notice several differences: The search bar is no… Read More Is Twitter Testing New Designs?