Lately, Dave Winer has been doing a lot of thinking. Dave has been around for a while, so when he starts thinking about interesting questions, we should all be listening. However, I am not saying that we should be agreeing with him, just reading and forming opinions. First, Dave complains about mobile apps and how… Read More Is The Web Really Just Links Or Is It Evolving?
This past week, both Google and Facebook made more announcements regarding their ecosystems. Google is slowly integrating Google+ into everything, this time adding features into GMail and Contacts. For GMail, you can now share photos directly from within a message. Contacts are now showing your Google+ circles as additional groups. Facebook launched a new subscribe… Read More Plus Or Like, Choose Your Sharing Weapon
Today, the Google Reader team announced the general rollout of the new version. It is with much dismay that I see the overall changes that have occurred with this new version. I like the idea of having my Reader shares (now +1’s) appear in Google+. This was something that I wanted since Google+ was initially… Read More Google Reader Changes And Feeds Go Missing
One of the things that bothers me about Twitter is the endless wrapping of links in tweets in their own url shortener. Many people will say there is the benefit of making sure only “safe” links are enabled, but mostly it is a data gathering activity. Sadly, even t.co links get wrapped in new t.co… Read More Twitter Should Cut The SMS Cord
Some of you reading this post will know that many of my blog posts are syndicated at DZone.com. Some of you are probably asking one of two questions: Your blog content can be syndicated to a site like DZone? What is DZone? First, blog content all over the world is syndicated to other sites, even… Read More Getting Your HTML5 Fix: HTML5 At DZone
There has been a lot of discussion lately about “cloud” offerings and what is the cloud. I am going to avoid a definition of the cloud, but I am going to talk about the various infrastructure offerings that are available, specifically the differences between two types of offerings. There are some offerings that are purely… Read More Is Google App Engine An Enterprise Solution?
Last month, Twitter and Facebook made some moves to hide RSS feeds and put focus more on their APIs. There was the typical ranting that followed the news, some in favor of RSS and others not. Now that the conversation and controversy of RSS being killed again has died down, I wanted to address the real… Read More The Rise Of The API, The Future Of The Web
The other day Apple made a bunch of announcements and the technology blogs were in a frenzy. There were some interesting bits of information, though much of the announcements talked about things to be released in the fall. I wanted to focus specifically on the iCloud offering and how it impacts the current market. First,… Read More Musings On The Cloud, Platforms And Developers
Well, it is finally official, TweetDeck has been purchased, but not by UberMedia. Twitter swooped in and made the final purchase. There are some obvious reasons for the purchase, as told in the TweetDeck announcement: The mainstream Twitter user-base is well catered for by twitter.com and the official mobile clients. And by becoming part of the official platform,… Read More Twitter Buys TweetDeck And Confuses Developers Further
Last month, Twitter celebrated its fifth birthday. I was surprised when I heard this, because it did not feel like it has been that long. However, I also realized that Twitter is now 5 years old and still has some basic issues. I am not going to complain about the issues directly, but I am starting… Read More Twitter, Possibly Facing Some Competition, Needs A Vision