There has been a ton of conversation about social graphs, location and photo sharing lately. Most of this conversation has arisen due to the release of the photo-sharing application Color. The photo-sharing part of the discussion is only a gateway to the larger discussion of social graphs. I have been looking at the basic location-based… Read More Implicit Social Graphs Rise From Interest Not Location
For quite some time, Facebook has had a comments plugin for blogs, but it was not used very much. Today, they announced a new version of the comment system that is already being adopted by some large sites. Obviously, this has lots of the big tech blogs talking. ReadWriteWeb specifically remarked about the missing “bells… Read More Facebook Wants All Of The Conversation
By now you have heard about the user revolts and the general feedback on the new Digg. Some people like it, others understand that the stream-based interface was implemented to compete with Facebook and Twitter, and there are lots of people that just hate it. Well, it looks like those people that hate the new… Read More Did The New Digg Bury Itself?
This past week showed me something very interesting. Mainstream users work with the internet in a completely different manner than early adopters. As an example, read the comments on this ReadWriteWeb post. By now, you have heard about this comment stream and how some users thought the Facebook Connect integration on ReadWriteWeb was the Facebook… Read More How Simple Must You Make Your Design?
Yes, it is that time again, I have another guest post on LouisGray.com! Basically, many early adopters read TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb and Mashable for much of their tech news. A post was shared on FriendFeed where the blogger was complaining because nothing exciting was going on in technology, only Google and iPhone stories. Given that this… Read More Yet Another Guest Post: What News Are You Reading?
It took all day to get really good information, but Google announced its Friend Connect service. My impression of the announcement is best stated by the immortal words of gamers everywhere, meh. This was a strange announcement for Google. First, they leaked enough information in the days leading up that it sounded like it was… Read More Google Friend Connect Disconnect
I was planning on writing this spectacular review on social aggregation and lifestreaming services. Instead, I found this article today that does a better job than I would have done. The reason for the interest is because there is a lot of funding being thrown around, specifically at FriendFeed and others. As the review states,… Read More Are You Lifestreaming Yet?