Archive for October 2007

OpenSocial – Is Opening Up the Answer?

TweetI’ve been reading a bunch of posts about Google and friends launching the Open Social. So far, my favorite posts are this one, this one, and this one. Overall, I am skeptical (are you surprised?) that simply “opening up” is the recipe for victory. A few thoughts arranged in some rough form. At the end […]

Thoughts on the >play Conference at Berkeley

TweetI spent a good chunk of my last Saturday at the >play conference at Berkeley. Overall, I thought it was a well-produced show and the team behind it should be proud of what they pulled together. Mobile Advertising is Neither Well-Defined nor Understood. The conference session I attended called “The Co-Evolution of Marketing and New […]

Twitter and Facebook

TweetFor the last week and a half I have been making heavy use of Twitter as the main way to update my Facebook status. For those of you who are interested in how to make this work seamlessly, I’d suggest you use the Twitter Facebook application. There are a lot of people on Twitter whose […]

Flock Browser is Cool

TweetI’ve been playing with the Flock browser for about two weeks now and I have to say that I really like it. As a Firefox user, the look and feel is nearly identical so I don’t have to learn a new set of menus and shortcuts. The top menu bar is a bit busy and […]

Intense Debate Comments Plug-In

TweetI just installed Intense Debate, which sounds pretty cool. Hopefully it won’t break any of my comments on this blog. I am sitting on a handful of half-written blog posts – more to come shortly. If you really like it or hate it, let me know. Tweet

Simulscribe – 1 Month of Free Service

TweetIf you’re thinking about signing up for Simulscribe, you can sign up using this link and we’ll both get a month of free service. Just thought I would pass it along to anyone who reads this blog and is curious about the service. Tweet

Are Sidebars the Next Widgets?

TweetLately, I’ve gotten a bit fatigued with installing widgets on my various social networking pages. But what I have found very intriguing is the revitalization of an old concept – the browser sidebar. There are a number of services that I use where the content is of personal interest to me and very dynamic. I’ve […]

Xobni and the Future of Social Networking Data

TweetEarlier this week a friend of mine updated his IM status message asking his friends for thoughts on the future of social networking as he was getting ready to speak at an event on that very topic. I think that what the Xobni guys are working on is the future of where social networking is […]

>play Berkeley Digital Media Conference

TweetI’m planning to hit the >play conference at Berkeley on October 27th. Link to register is here. Drop me a line if you plan to attend. Tweet

The Challenge in Switching Back to Outlook after Two Years on Gmail

TweetVentureBeat is one of my favorite blogs – I read just about every post as soon as it comes out. I spend a lot of time thinking about email and I spend a lot of time reading, writing, and reacting to email. So when I saw this article entitled “Four Startups Ready to Change the […]