When developing applications, most teams are focused on the features that the application must have. This is fairly normal given that many applications only manage data created by the application itself. However, more web applications or more similar to mashups than the client-server applications of the 1990s. That means that more data may be coming… Read More The Often Forgotten Task Of Data Integration
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
The other day, a Disqus user and friendly developer created the Disqus2FF tool. The tool allows blogs using Disqus to synchronize comments between FriendFeed and Disqus. For the most part, it has been praised by many Disqus users as a way to consolidate some of the conversation fragmentation. ReadWriteWeb has a similar solution on their… Read More Is Comment Sync From FriendFeed Bad For The Conversation?
What an interesting news day! Everyone knew that the gPhone was being announced, but that is not what I am talking about today. At the TechStars demo day, it was announced that Automattic acquired IntenseDebate. This was unexpected. It is also news that creates a very interesting situation, because Disqus, the other major blog commenting… Read More IntenseDebate, It’s Automattic!
Image by libraryman via Flickr When you have moved as much as my wife and I have, you get used to dreadful customer service. Moving requires you to call your cable company, telephone company, utility companies, and any other company that requires a physical mailing address. Because a lot of their customers move at some… Read More Customer Service Can Make the Difference
There are a few interesting discussions going on regarding Twitter, FriendFeed, Seesmic, Disqus and a whole bunch of other social sites. Ironically, the discussions are not about comments, but they are about “destinations”. I find it ironic because some of these sites are meant to be the destination. However, all of the sites have one… Read More Conversations Are The Destination
First, I wanted to apologize for not posting much lately. Life has gotten in the way, and I have not been able to get much time to sit and write much of anything. This includes development on YackTrack, which brings me to the point of this post. YackTrack now has its own feed flare! Many… Read More YackTrack Gets a FeedFlare
I took a small break from posting and people start complaining about who owns comments on a blog or any of the other services like FriendFeed. ReadWriteWeb asked the question of who owns them. For some reason, they did not really present their opinion, but at least admitted that it is an interesting problem. Steven… Read More Who Owns Comments? Who Cares.