If you were completely disconnected from the internet yesterday, you did not hear that Google announced a new product/platform called Wave. According to various quotes, they wanted to create a product as if email was invented today. I call bullshit. Even on their blog they say that it is more than just email: Google Wave… Read More Google Wave Redefines The Rules
Just two weeks ago, I asked the question Can Microblogging Power A Blog Community? This week, we found out that the answer is, people are trying it out. First, there was an announcement regarding the Today’sMama site and their use of Laconi.ca for a local microblogging community. Jesse Stay helped with the creation of what… Read More Status.net and Laconi.ca Enabling Small Communities
By now you may have heard that Tweeterboard has shut down their service. The reasoning from Gene Smith was: I realized that I no longer have the time, energy, interest or technical abilities to maintain it. So I’m shutting it down. As the developer of YackTrack, I understand the difficulties of developing on top of… Read More Is Tweeterboard the first of many?
It seems like Twitter is now at the crossroads. They recently announced a new funding round of $15 million and have started communicating more with their users. These are very good things. A new open Twitter is a wonderful thing. People have been very hard on them because they were not saying anything about the… Read More Twitter at the Crossroads