I have been thinking about personal profiles or personal branding on the web for a while. This is partially due to the fact that people may know the blog but not know the person behind the blog. With the various social media sites, there is confusion on who is only sharing an article and who… Read More Personal Branding Sites And The Effect Of Acquisition
There are a lot of people beating up Facebook for their supposed privacy issues. I am not one of those people. Does Facebook have issues? Sure, no company or website is without issues. However, Facebook is the poster child for our current centralization cycle. Information technology has gone through these cycles before. We were mainframe… Read More By Becoming More Open, Facebook May Allow Us To Decentralize Again
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?
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
Late last week, it was found that Twitter had implemented some new security methods. Twitter had been talking about OAuth support for some time, so this was not an unexpected development. However, with many blog posts, sometimes the conversation around it gets interesting. On FriendFeed, there was a comment from Frode Stenstrom that triggered some… Read More Can OpenID and OAuth Lead Us To Manageable Security?
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
Security in web applications always seems to be an addition that the engineers will “get to later”. Sure they all have a secure login and password, but something like OpenID or a way to integrate with third party applications definitely comes in the later stages. This was evident with popular microblogging site Twitter. However, we… Read More Web Application Integration With OAuth