It has been a few months since the “RSS IS DEAD!” meme popped up, but the release of some new tools has sparked conversation again. I am ignoring the people who just say that they use Twitter to get their news, because you can easily miss too much no matter how diligent you watch your… Read More RSS, Human Filters And Real Time Streams
Google Reader has been getting a lot of attention lately. This attention is due to the newer social features that the team has been adding. Given that my attempt at humor failed as usual and did not really explain what I was thinking. So, I decided I should write a more serious post about what… Read More A More Serious Look At Google Reader
So, the news of the FriendFeed purchase by Facebook has spread very quickly. Now, we need to ask the question of why. Why did Facebook buy FriendFeed when they have been “stealing” features for quite some time? In that post two months ago, I mentioned that FriendFeed is innovating and we would see what the… Read More Why Did Facebook Buy FriendFeed?
Unless you live under a rock, you have heard that there were massive DDOS attacks that affected Twitter, Facebook and a few other sites. The sites affected had varying degrees of success in staying functional, but Twitter seemed to be the hardest hit. Given that Twitter was having issues for most of the day, many… Read More Yet Another Call For A Federated Twitter
I admit that I am addicted to Google Reader. If you follow my shares, I average almost 35 shares a day and that is with me ensuring I do not share too much. My reader is open all day. However, in the past I have complained that the new features, like comments, groups and likes,… Read More Google Decided Reader Will Be The Real Time Hub
I know I have been quiet this week, but me and the family were moving again (don’t ask). Obviously, it has been an interesting week on the internet. Twittergate got tons of coverage for better or worse, but I am not really going to talk about that. What I am going to talk about is… Read More FriendFeed Is Getting Ripped Off
Ever since FriendFeed added their subscriber counts to FeedBurner (with my complaints), I have been wondering how we should really deal with the different audiences that consume the content that we create. As I sat down to write some thoughts, Chris Brogan posted a similar idea. Thankfully, he took his post in a different direction,… Read More Who Is Your Audience And Are Audiences Different?
The more things change, the more they stay the same. This weekend we saw Michael Arrington raise a ruckus due to the “mob behavior” on FriendFeed. He states that FriendFeed is an example of what is wrong on the internet because all of the comments are together and that gives rise to a mob quicker.… Read More Don't Blame The Platform, Blame The People
If you read any of the tech blogs, you will have seen various posts regarding Facebook’s announcement of “more ways to share”. Most of these posts greet the announcement as something great that has been done because Facebook is almost finally, completely open. Yes, Facebook just gave us more ways to share, they just forgot… Read More More Ways To Share In Facebook, Just Not Easier
Facebook had two totally separate announcements recently that did not sounds like a huge deal. First, there was the multi-query capability or batch queries for database people. That is a nice little feature, but it does not sound like big news. We’ve just released a new Platform API method, fql.multiquery, which lets you send a… Read More Facebook Is Incrementally Winning the Web