I normally start my day by reading my RSS feeds and checking my blog stats and assorted other things. Imagine my surprise this morning when I checked my blog subscriber count. I glanced at the number and was shocked that it was almost double. I figured there was something being double counted, so I continued… Read More Subscriber Counts Now Mean Nothing
All of the hype and echo regarding the Facebook vanity URLs is fairly deafening. If you look at TechMeme this morning, there is almost as much mention of this as there was for the new iPhone. Within all of this, there is one logical post by Chris Messina. If you do not know who Chris… Read More Facebook Vanity URLs or Digital Identity For Dummies
As usual, there were a large number of posts about Twitter this week. I am sure you already realized that I am going to add to this number as well. I have talked about Twitter as infrastructure before. I think it was fairly obvious with so many early adopters enamored with Twitter that it was… Read More Like It Or Not, Twitter Is Becoming Infrastructure
Louis Gray had an interesting post on the new Google Reader Friend statistics. He also mentions one of the main reasons I share items in Google Reader: Sharing items I find interesting in Google Reader is a major part of my social activity, as I help promote discovery of quality information to those who choose… Read More I Am Your Filter
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?
Kyle Lacy had a short post today titled What Business Blogging Is Missing. The general idea is that many corporate blogs are more of a PR pitch trying to sell a product: If you want to become a thought leader in you industry you need to talk more about What You Do not about your… Read More Talk With Me, Not At Me
I have been on a data mining kick lately due to the immense amount of information that sites like Facebook, Twitter and FriendFeed gather every day. I have always loved data mining, mainly because there are a lot of answers waiting to be found in large amounts of data. That being said, I know many… Read More A Really Gentle Introduction to Data Mining
Simplicity has been coming up in the blogosphere lately. This is mostly due to Twitter getting mainstream attention, mainly because the service is so simple. I talked about this before when comparing the complexities of Twitter, FriendFeed and SocialMedian: Why is Twitter so popular? Because it is simple. Is there a learning curve? No, or… Read More Is Simple The New Black?
Image via CrunchBase As everyone has stated over the past day, Facebook is making a huge move with their Open Stream API. You can read the announcement on the developer blog. Here is the big tease: Today we are excited to announce an important step toward greater openness through Facebook Platform. For the first time,… Read More Facebook Teasing Us With Open
About two weeks ago, Alexander Van Elsas had an interesting post where he asked several questions about the current state of web applications. There were a few questions that really bothered me as I initially thought they had been answered several times: If everything becomes open and connected, what will happen to the big destinations?… Read More With All This Openness Where Is The Destination?