Twitter lists have been available now for a short while and the blogosphere has been talking about them constantly. We have heard the reasoning behind much of it, like aiding user discovery and having users define their own suggested users list. Maybe I am getting crankier as I age, but I call bullshit. This has… Read More Twitter Lists Are Not About Discovery
Recently, I had the opportunity to have a short interview with Kosmix Co-Founder Venky Harinarayan. Many people may ask what is Kosmix, and why it looks so different from traditional search engines. I figured I should ask them, and little did I know that they would be announcing the acquisition of Cruxlux at the same… Read More What Is Kosmix? A Short Q&A With Venky Harinarayan
Google Reader just released some new features, including “magic”! Basically, they have added another item beneath the “People You Follow” section called “Explore”. In the Explore section, there are two goodies. First is “Popular Items” which seems to list items with lots and lots of “likes”: Now you don’t have to be embarrassed about missing… Read More Google Reader Adds Magic
Over the past few days we have seen Twitter get criticized heavily over the #fixreplies fiasco. Much of the complaining was due to the communication of the changes, or the lack of timely communication. However, there was another large group of voices that used the @replies as a way of discovering other interesting users. This… Read More Is Usable Discovery The Holy Grail?