For quite some time, Facebook has had a comments plugin for blogs, but it was not used very much. Today, they announced a new version of the comment system that is already being adopted by some large sites. Obviously, this has lots of the big tech blogs talking. ReadWriteWeb specifically remarked about the missing “bells… Read More Facebook Wants All Of The Conversation
It was two years ago today that I started this blog and it feels like ages ago. I am not sure if year 2 was more interesting than year 1, but the blog has been a lot of fun. Also of note, this is post 299, so in a few days I will be at… Read More Happy 2nd Birthday Regular Geek
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!
Several blogs have already talked about the new changes at Technorati. Louis Gray goes as far as saying Technorati roars back to life. He does summarize his feelings nicely as well: Technorati may not be the big giant we once thought they would be, and they will need to have some consistent successes to become… Read More Is It Too Little Too Late For Technorati?
Several people have been talking about the new Alltop and the customizations available for MyAlltop. So, I figured I should try out the customizations to see whether Alltop was ready for the mainstream. Disappointingly, it is not ready yet, but it is getting closer. The good thing is that it probably has the foundation needed… Read More New Alltop Still Not Ready For Mainstream, But It Is Close
As a software engineer playing in the social media space, I try to find various developer-types on the service of the day. There are blogs you should be reading and people on Twitter to follow. The problem is that it is always hard to determine who you should be following. As a blogger, some days… Read More As a Developer, Who Should You Follow?
I am not a heavy user of Facebook. I never really liked the service, but it has gained mainstream acceptance. Because of that acceptance, I joined Facebook several months ago. Over the past few months Facebook has changed their user interface. This was done because of the growth of the third party applications and the… Read More Brand, Reputation and Image
It seems that this weekend’s bitchmeme is courtesy of Robert Scoble‘s actions on Twitter. Louis Gray caught Mr. Scoble with his hand in the cookie jar: Tonight, I noticed and asked Robert myself if this was his “FriendFeed revenue strategy”. His answer? “You caught me red handed!” Louis’ only complaint was that Robert did not… Read More It Is All About Money
Everyone has written a post about Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere report. There have been arguments on whether blogging is really mainstream or whether it is not. There are additional comments on whether blogging is just powered by things like WordPress and Blogger, or does it include Twitter and FriendFeed. People are getting caught up… Read More It is Not About the State of the Blogosphere, It Is About Traffic
Recently, there was a guest post on Problogger regarding whether blogs have killed conventional websites. Thankfully, the answer is a simple no. Blogs have filled the space of simple personal expression that was so difficult in the early stages of the web. Most people do not know HTML, nor do they care to learn about… Read More Is Twitter killing blogs?