Unless you were not reading any technology news, you heard that Google finally announced Google +1. Google’s social networking and social features have been rumored for what seems like forever. Now we finally get to see some pieces of their grand social plan. This first piece allows you to “recommend” search results and have your… Read More Google +1 Is Just The Beginning
This is a guest post from Josh Mackey. Josh Mackey is the GM Product at PeekYou. What would happen if at a school’s talent show some parents stood up and started heckling the child playing the piano or dancing in front of them? “You’re awful!” or “You call yourself a dancer?” For one thing, it… Read More Is The Username Dying?
I had always wondered when someone would buy GSI Commerce (GSIC). eBay made the announcement today that they have decided to purchase them in a very interesting move. Like many people, you may be wondering who is GSI Commerce? Well, they are one of the biggest ecommerce powerhouses that you have never heard of. Their… Read More eBay To Compete With Amazon With GSI Commerce Acquisition
There has been a ton of conversation about social graphs, location and photo sharing lately. Most of this conversation has arisen due to the release of the photo-sharing application Color. The photo-sharing part of the discussion is only a gateway to the larger discussion of social graphs. I have been looking at the basic location-based… Read More Implicit Social Graphs Rise From Interest Not Location
In almost every area of software development, technology changes continuously. How do you stay on top of new techniques and development tools? In many cases, people will read blog posts or articles about the new technologies and assume their decisions or results are the final word. However, all people make mistakes, so why do we… Read More Are You Experimenting With New Technology?
Several months ago, I wrote about automating Google Sites using Apps Script. I have been trying to take a look at all of the services available in Apps Script, and I really wanted to play with the UI components. Previously, the UI components were tied to Google Docs and you could not use the UI… Read More Google Sites Becomes A Real SharePoint Competitor
Every once in a while, the computer science education debate appears anew. Is the curriculum too hard, is it too easy or is it even relevant to today’s business environment. Typically, nothing comes of these debates because the people doing the debating have different goals, and will never come to an agreement. About a month… Read More Traditional CS Education Weeding Out The Unwilling
When I first read the announcement about the API changes and recommendations I was shocked and angry. Like many developers, I had yelled when they stopped whitelisting applications, and I thought this new announcement was going too far. Thankfully, my family obligations did not allow me to write this post immediately following the announcement. So,… Read More Twitter Finally Provides The Ecosystem With Good Direction
This is a guest post from Gwen Davis. Gwen Davis is the webmaster of Hosting Observer. Facebook has achieved supremacy in the social media world with its more than 600 million users worldwide. Through out all the UI changes, Facebook has never lost its core principles, among them being accessibility and unlimited hosting for all… Read More Developer Driven Culture
Lately, there has been a lot of discussion about the future of our information consumption. Are we going to be using search in a different way or using niche search engines? Are we going to get recommendations from from our social network? Will the results be personalized based on our behaviors, or even just a… Read More Search, Personalization And Recommendation