It has definitely taken me long enough, but YackTrack now has a blog! So, all of the YackTrack announcements or news will now be published on that blog. The blog has been preloaded with all of the YackTrack posts from this blog, so that you can follow the story from the beginning. In addition to… Read More YackTrack Has A Blog!
Twitter is placing itself in an interesting position. They love the growth of their user base, but sometimes they do not love the way people use the application. A simple example of this is the retweet. The community driven idea is copying someone’s tweet and prepending it with “RT” and possibly adding a short comment.… Read More Twitter Is Fighting With Their Users For Metadata
I have not talked about a book I was reading for a while, but today that changes. I recently finished Trust Agents by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith, months after all of the initial reviews appeared. In the interest of full disclosure, I did not receive a review copy or a free copy, I bought… Read More Just Go Out And Buy Trust Agents
Google sort of released ChromeOS yesterday. I say “sort of” because they released the source code, but the official release of the OS is supposed to be in a year. Even the Chrome Blog hedged a bit, “Today we released Chromium OS, the open source project behind Google Chrome OS.” So, they released the open… Read More ChromeOS Will Fail, Unless Its Purpose Is Not To Succeed
YackTrack will be taken offline soon as the servers are being patched by my ISP. I have been told that they will be offline tonight from 12AM GMT-7 until 5AM GMT-7. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. I will update this post when I receive a notice that the servers are available again.… Read More YackTrack Server Maintenance
Yesterday we saw some news that Yahoo is discontinuing Yahoo Go. In case you did not know, Go is a mobile application for mail, news and other assorted Yahoo services. This is a logical move, and Yahoo admitted as much: The reasoning behind shutting down Go is simple, says Yahoo. As Yahoo unrolls individual apps… Read More Yahoo Slowly Slimming Its Services
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the possibility of Google going evil. At that time, I was talking mostly about the fact that Google has free or cheap applications in many different areas. However, I did not really talk about standards they were developing. One commenter, Ed Richardson, mentioned this as a reason why… Read More Google Makes A Bid To Control The Internet
The Next Web has an interesting set of posts regarding women in technology. The first post by Boris makes the accusation that women are holding themselves back. He even includes this inflammatory idea: The longer I work in our industry the more I’m starting to think that most women never miss an opportunity to miss… Read More Want Women In Tech, Find The Role Models
Earlier this week, we saw that LinkedIn announced a partnership with Twitter. The basic idea is that LinkedIn status updates (yes, they have them too), can now be pushed to Twitter, and Twitter updates will be pulled into LinkedIn using the #in hashtag. This does not sound like much and Marshall Kirkpatrick says as much… Read More It Is Official, Twitter Is The Microblogging De Facto Standard
It has been an interesting week if you are following news about Twitter. After their launch of lists, most people probably figured that Twitter would get fairly quiet for a while. Well, it sounds like this is a different kind of Twitter team. Instead of waiting for a week or a month to go by,… Read More Is Twitter Trying To Lure You Back To Twitter.com?