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Curation & Aggregation

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Curation is the next big thing on the Internet with Pinterest being the latest media darling. Unfortunately for the talking heads in mainstream media, curation has been a feature of the world wide web since the beginning. A home page, something I’ve maintained online since 1995, is by very definition a curated collection of personal interests. What is news however, is how far technology has advanced, removing barriers that prevented people from easily achieving the collection of personal interests that they always wanted but didn’t have the time, energy, or desire to learn necessary to actually build…

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Niche Social Networks

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Recently Gowalla was bought by Facebook. I immediately said the user accounts would be merged, users would be forced to transfer to Facebook and Gowalla would be shut down. Turns out I was partially correct. Some people on Twitter were happy for the founders of Gowalla as they made some money selling out to Facebook but their users weren’t happy. This is a danger users face when considering investing time and effort into niche networks and platforms online…

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Blogging, Vancouver, and Google Oh My!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Since I upgraded to iOS 5 or shortly after when some of my main apps were upgraded I lost the ability to email links, tweets, and stories in multiple applications, this along with changes to the LinkedIn iOS app has resulted in me sharing less stories publicly…

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New York Times VS Chinese Internet Censorship

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

I read the Hao Hao Report.  There I said it.  I haven’t subscribed to their RSS feed for a long time, I’m not an active user. I’m not an old China hand.  However I did live in the country…

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Yahoo for YHOO

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Yahoo Inc. has been in the news lately with Microsoft’s attempt to buy them and their possibly anti-competitive deal with Google, the changes to their board trying to be forced upon them, even the sheer number of executives abandoning ship…

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