Last week I mentioned receiving an email asking what a software engineer typically does. In that post, I talked about defending technical decisions. Today, I am continuing this thread by talking about design. In many companies and projects, design occurs before any development is allowed to start. This is considered “Big Design Up Front” or… Read More Software Engineering Tasks: Design
It was two years ago today that I started this blog and it feels like ages ago. I am not sure if year 2 was more interesting than year 1, but the blog has been a lot of fun. Also of note, this is post 299, so in a few days I will be at… Read More Happy 2nd Birthday Regular Geek
Several blogs have already talked about the new changes at Technorati. Louis Gray goes as far as saying Technorati roars back to life. He does summarize his feelings nicely as well: Technorati may not be the big giant we once thought they would be, and they will need to have some consistent successes to become… Read More Is It Too Little Too Late For Technorati?
I will admit that I do not agree with Michael Arrington very often. He tends to be a bit of a sensationalist, but I guess that goes with the news territory. However, he wrote something this morning that I completely agree with, and I do not think he went far enough. Twitter as a search… Read More Twitter, The Analytics Provider And Data Mine
As I was responding to a comment on my post about who we follow, I realized how I really used social media. In my comment, I mentioned that I use Google Reader and FriendFeed as information filters. For example, I am not fluent in all things Facebook, so I make sure that I review what… Read More Is Social Media The New PageRank?
I was wondering when we would have a really solid bitchmeme. Well, everyone is obviously in the holiday spirit because we have a new bitchmeme, Twitter authority and searching. As is typical of the bitchmemes, people are focusing on what is being said, not the actual problems. Robert Scoble puts forth some interesting data points… Read More Shocking News: People Use Twitter Differently
Image via CrunchBase Today’s BitchMeme is brought to you today by Duncan Riley at Inquisitr. Duncan complains that TechMeme is biased although Gabe Rivera, its creator, denies this. How did this get started? It starts with the Business Week article that listed the 25 most influential people on the web. Gabe Rivera is on this… Read More Is TechMeme Really Our Only Option?
I would be neglecting my duties if I did not mention the new version of Google Blog Search. First, let’s get some minor details out of the way. Is it a Technorati killer? No. Google Blog Search (GBS) is not really a discovery engine or a blog ranking mechanism. Is it a TechMeme killer? No.… Read More The Death of TechMeme Has Been Greatly Exaggerated
Everyone has written a post about Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere report. There have been arguments on whether blogging is really mainstream or whether it is not. There are additional comments on whether blogging is just powered by things like WordPress and Blogger, or does it include Twitter and FriendFeed. People are getting caught up… Read More It is Not About the State of the Blogosphere, It Is About Traffic
So, two and a half weeks ago I announced the release of YackTrack.com, a service meant to show the distributed conversations occurring on the internet. The coverage and feedback for the tool have been fantastic so far. Given that there was such a good initial response, I decided to take YackTrack into further development. The… Read More Introducing YackTrack Chatter!