Leaderboard : Path.To, this was fun →
Clicking around Path.to was fun, but the leader board was nice… Kevin Mitnick?! Once upon a time the most notorious hacker is on the leader board. That made me smile.
Another job-hunting site, signs of a good economy... →
launched today. Billed as something like “trimming the fat from LinkedIn” it’s the latest in a recent spate of professional networking sites. Zerply and BranchOut came out recently, LinkedIn had a decent IPO. Does this mean people need more networking sites? Doubtful, it’s hard to keep up with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, LinkedIn, FourSquare, Instagram, Path, boring...
Particle Physicist Discovers Fastest Way For... →
I love new theories like this. It shows that something we all either assume to be true (loading from the back first) or just never think about is false. But… This scheme won’t fly, so to speak. You know why? Because it requires passengers to be orderly and ready to board and no queue-jumping and no special lane for gold card members. We’re already in make believe land, but when...
Why Kik Loves Windows Phone 7 (Spoiler: It Boosts... →
Glad to see WP7 having a halo effect.
Stowe Boyd: Facebook Places Is Nowhere →
stoweboyd: Gizmodo reports Facebook Just Killed Places, the competitor to Foursquare that was supposed to destroy the upstart start up. It’s still on the Facebook site, but the company has announced plans to disable the functionality in its mobil clients. Remember all the folks saying that Foursquare was… I suspect I was one of the crowd who said Foursquare was dead when Facebook entered the...
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure...– William Gibson (via reactionformation) Truly wise words. I guess the corollary would be that if people around you are chronically depressed maybe *you’re* the asshole.
One interesting albeit anecdotal indicator of a service’s success is seeing how it’s working locally. With Trover for instance I don’t see new discoveries near me very often. With Foursquare I see numerous local checkins. So at a glance I’d conclude that Foursquare is doing better (at least at this end of the world). I switched to “nearby” mode in...
Testing Ness this morning
Scoble mentioned Ness the other day and I tried it out. Nice service, with ten ratings near me they were getting a solid handle on my taste. This is especially great since Amazon, with a bajillion ratings still sends me offers for women’s clothing. Downside is their local data is sparse; partnering with Yelp/Foursquare/Google Places might really boost them. I also wish the categories were...
Hey Amazon, I am not a woman
Dear Amazon, You know me. I have bought books from you and electronics too. Some clothing from time to time. I’ve written reviews. We’re not on a personal “grab a beer and watch a game” basis or BFFs or whatever the phrase is. But you know me pretty well. So women’s clothing? Really? Or maybe I need a few more offers for Botox treatments. I’m not an expert...
Taking Zerply for a test drive →
Zerply is a new professional network/connection service. In the wake of LinkedIn’s successful IPO (as defined as having an IPO, not necessarily making anyone buying the stock rich) you knew more companies would jump in, especially if they are trying to fill a niche that the big, vanilla-flavored LinkedIn doesn’t. So what does Zerply do? For a start they make the “about...
Cheetos, Pandora, really?
I hate bad ads. I like good ads. I understand that services come with advertising and that, effectively, I am selling my personal data for “services”. I’m an educated (more or less) consumer. Which is why I find it offensive that Pandora just sent me an ad for Flaming Hot Cheetos. WTF? I am “rocking out” to Elton John, a great cut from Simon and Garfunkel, Desperado...
Down on Netflix
For the first time in months the family decided to watch a movie. We have a Netflix subscription and while I am peripherally aware of the recent changes Netflix made with regard to streaming and DVDs I hadn’t thought about it much. Last night though we decided to watch a movie and ran through their new releases. And it was a wasteland of dreck. Nothing much new. So we went to the cupboard...
I bet HTC is a little queasy this morning →
If you make Android phones for a living and you aren’t at Motorola I bet your long term strategic plans just got changed. While Google says Android will stay open how long until Motorola phones are getting features just a little faster than others or get features which just happen to align with the hardware. If this is mostly about the patents and Google simply leaves Motorola more or less...
Hm, much ado about ActiveX v2
*MG Siegler (@parislemon //twitter.com/parislemon>)*
8/11/11 20: 37
Google Unleashes Native Client Into Chrome, Next-Gen Web Apps To Follow?
Article: How to Turn America's Distressed...
One of my favorite stalking horses, why aren’t there more “nice” places to live in the US? After living in Zurich and Paris we just wonder why do so many of us live in isolated McMansions and drive all the time. But what if we could live in modern, sustainable villages. *How to Turn America’s Distressed Neighborhoods Green*...
Only gadget-geeks buy for features →
True enough and this isn’t just about gadgets. Gadgeteers ask me if my bike has feature X or component Y. I don’t know, I just know it’s fast and comfortable. I don’t know what processor my phone has; we’re past that point. Or pixels. It just works and that is the minimum bar now.
The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates & a monthly...– Post a Tweet on Twitter Not sure about heroin but the carbs are hard
"Reduce Everything You Want to Do to an Action You... →
@petersims, 7/30/11 18:36
My bet is that neither of these are correct. The product story of 2011 will be iPhone 5. If it is a knock out, the press is simple. If it’s ho-hum the press will react to that too and the Twitterati will go nuts. Google+ won’t be the story this year simply because there aren’t enough people there… yet. 2012 will be interesting. Spotify? I enjoy it as do many, but sharing...
Article: Are You A Victim Of Phantom Vibration...
I know of this phantom vibration. But I think this article never actually describes what’s going on. Rather it rehashes an old project. The question still remains, why do I feel my phone vibrate even when there is no message? More puzzling is why my brain feels the vibration even when I have my phone’s ringer on so there should be no vibration but there should be a sound if there were...