We all know that Facebook‘s F8 conference was just yesterday, but the information on what was changing (see here, here, and here) started leaking almost a month ago. People new about the like button and the potential currency news. To get an idea of how much Facebook announced, take a look at the live blog… Read More Facebook Is Now The Infrastructure For A Social Real-Time Web
Now that the iPad has launched, iPhone OS4 was announced and reviews have been written, we can finally write about something other than Apple. Because of the first ever Chirp conference, Twitter owned the news this week. I have already talked about Twitter purchasing Tweetie and Twitter’s advertising models. So, I am not going to… Read More Twitter Details Plans To Become Micro-Google
This past week showed me something very interesting. Mainstream users work with the internet in a completely different manner than early adopters. As an example, read the comments on this ReadWriteWeb post. By now, you have heard about this comment stream and how some users thought the Facebook Connect integration on ReadWriteWeb was the Facebook… Read More How Simple Must You Make Your Design?
The battle for control of your digital identity has begun. Yesterday, Yahoo announced that they will be integrating Facebook Connect throughout their sites. Some people may say that this is Yahoo hoping to maintain relevance, but Yahoo is still one of the most trafficked sites in the world, and it still maintains the largest online… Read More Google And Facebook Find Allies In Digital Identity Battle
Earlier this week, Chris Messina had an excellent post on some problems with OpenID. One of the main problem identified in the post is the fact that there are so many choices when it comes to an OpenID provider that the basic login page becomes a nightmare. As an example, he showed the StackOverflow OpenID… Read More A Simple OpenID Proposal
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! I wanted to make sure I led with that in case I forget by the end 🙂 Since the year is coming to a close, I wanted to write a post about what was going to happen in the next year. This is not a prediction post on… Read More What to Expect in 2009
Recently, we have seen the public release of Google FriendConnect and Facebook Connect. As a result of this, there is a massive land grab on all blogs. Which widget are you installing? Some people say you should install the Facebook widget because it basically opens things up to the whole social network. Others say that… Read More Blog Community Widgets Need to Work Together