It is with great pleasure (and relief) to announce the launching of a new service, YackTrack.com. YackTrack is a “conversation tracker”, so you the content producer can find where the conversations about your post are occurring. As with any new website these days, it is still considered to be a beta, but we have eliminated… Read More YackTrack, Tracking Distributed Conversations
Over the past few days there have been some articles that piqued my interest. Both are regarding the “wisdom of crowds“, but are looking at different angles. First, there is Greg Linden (who has been on a roll lately) who talks about the madness of a growing crowd. In his post, he references a few… Read More Wisdom or Madness in the Crowd?
Before I get to the tips, let me give you a little background on why this post is written. A few days ago, Greg Linden posted about research regarding Google PageRank. The actual research paper can also be found as a pdf here. While the heart of the paper is a bit heavy on the… Read More 7 Sources Where Your Users Will Come From
So I saw announcements for the release of the Social Graph API from Google and figured this was one of the first Open Social releases. Well, I was wrong about the Open Social part. The API uses the XFN and FOAF specifications to determine your social graph. Your social graph for a particular site (maybe… Read More Why the Social Graph API is not ready for prime time
So, the big social media story floating around is the problems people are having with Digg. I will admit that I am not an avid Digg user but that is because of some of the same reasons as described in the linked articles. By now people have heard of several “popular” sites being banned by… Read More Is Digg being buried by its own success?
Let me start by saying that I have nothing against Javalobby, TSS or Slashdot. This is just an opinion on how I see things moving on the internet. I used to be an avid reader of Javalobby and TSS as recent as last year. The issue I used to have with those sites was the… Read More Is Javalobby relevant anymore?