Lots of news today. First, Louis Gray talks about the closure of FriendFeed, the best social community I have ever been a part of. Some features from FriendFeed eventually made it into Facebook, but the community will never be the same. GigaOm, a top tech news site, is closing its doors. This is a shame… Read More Geek Reading March 10, 2015
Unless you were not reading any technology news, you heard that Google finally announced Google +1. Google’s social networking and social features have been rumored for what seems like forever. Now we finally get to see some pieces of their grand social plan. This first piece allows you to “recommend” search results and have your… Read More Google +1 Is Just The Beginning
The stream is the user interface design for many popular sites now. Facebook is using it as the main news feed and your home page. Twitter has never used anything but the stream. FriendFeed used the stream, but also made more popular or recent items “bump” to the top of the stream. Digg was not… Read More Did We Miss The Boat With The Stream?
We have sites like Facebook and FriendFeed that allow you to like comments or posts. We also have services like Glue that allow you to like things. Both of these are mashed up with social networks as well. With all of these services, you are just recommending things to your network and only the sites… Read More Get Paid For Your Likes With MyLikes
Last year, I wrote about the ten most talked about posts of 2008 on this blog, and I figured it would be a good idea again for 2009. This list contains the posts with the most number of comments. Some of these are the same as those with the most page views, but some are… Read More RegularGeek Most Talked About Posts of 2009
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
There are hundreds of millions of people using social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, and many more. For the most part, these sites have not changed significantly. Some sites, like Facebook and FriendFeed, have modified their display to react quicker to the “real time web”. Others have changed so little, like Twitter, that mini-industries… Read More What Is Next For Social Media?
Over the past few weeks and months, I have seen a recurring theme regarding startups and their exits. First, we saw the acquisition of FriendFeed by Facebook. During that time, FriendFeed lit up with comments and discussion about FriendFeed’s exit. First, some people were congratulating the FriendFeed team for finding a successful exit, which is… Read More What Do We Expect From A Startup Exit?
As you must have heard, Facebook Lite has been released in the US. Obviously, the blogosphere is buzzing with the news. The funniest part of the release is that it is so very far from complete. You really cannot modify any of your settings, and a bunch of other things. InsideFacebook has a really good… Read More Facebook Lite Is Why They Bought FriendFeed
With the US population celebrating Labor Day today, I figured I would talk about one of the dangers of work, entrepreneurship and social media. The danger I speak of is “burnout” and the potential disaster it can cause. Burnout has always been a danger for people working in high stress environments, or those people working… Read More Are You Flirting With Burnout And Disaster?