This past week, both Google and Facebook made more announcements regarding their ecosystems. Google is slowly integrating Google+ into everything, this time adding features into GMail and Contacts. For GMail, you can now share photos directly from within a message. Contacts are now showing your Google+ circles as additional groups. Facebook launched a new subscribe… Read More Plus Or Like, Choose Your Sharing Weapon
This is a guest post from Dmitry Davydov. Have you ever heard of crowdsourcing? Well, it’s not just a buzz word any more. It’s a working concept that allows online businesses save time and money, while tens of thousands crowdsourcers make a living working from home. If you think of masses, mobs and crowds as… Read More 7 Sites To Help Crowdsource Your Web Work
This is a guest post from Pamelia Brown. It has been said time and time again, social networking has revolutionized and redefined our society. Responding to our need for constant stimulation and constant interaction, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube have taken over the internet and consumed our lives. All too often, people discuss this social media revolution… Read More Cross-Application Posting Among Social Networks
This is a guest post from Josh Mackey. Josh Mackey is the GM Product at PeekYou. What would happen if at a school’s talent show some parents stood up and started heckling the child playing the piano or dancing in front of them? “You’re awful!” or “You call yourself a dancer?” For one thing, it… Read More Is The Username Dying?
Given that Christmas is a gift giving occasion, and that AppleTV and GoogleTV have been hot topics prior to this holiday season, it only makes sense that these video offerings appear in the news again. There are lots of questions regarding these types of technologies, and I will get to some of that later. First,… Read More AppleTV, GoogleTV or Just NoCable
Over the past week, there has been an interesting thread being talked about in software development. It started with a blog post by Ted Neward where he quoted Billy Hollis as saying: Agile is treating the symptoms, not the disease. Here, the agile being talked about is a reference to agile software development processes. Agile… Read More Process Rarely Fixes The Problem
Readers of this blog have probably noticed the lack of political or religious content regardless of what is happening in the world. I try to avoid topics like these because they are extremely polarizing. Most of the time, people on both sides of the argument have valid points, and there is no clear answer. For… Read More The Social Media Community Supports The Revolution
According to recent reports, the future will not be televised or at least it seems that way. A few weeks ago, Seesmic announced some layoffs. Today we receive news that Revision3, one of the most online video producers, also announced cutbacks. One of the casualties from a Revision3 distribution deals, EPIC FU creator Smashface Productions,… Read More The Future Will Not Be Televised
If you read this blog regularly, it probably means you are involved in social media and most likely an early adopter. If not, then you are probably just a hardcore geek looking for a geek fix. Given that this is my audience, I am going to tell you why the possible/probable acquisition of Digg by… Read More The Google Digg Purchase Would Mean Nothing to You.
There has been a huge amount of conversation regarding Twitter and its’ recent outages and performance issues. This is understandable considering how many people have become addicted to it. However, this post is not about Twitter’s problems, it is about asking for too much. Two posts from ReadWriteWeb caught my eye in the past day.… Read More Are We Asking Too Much?