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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…

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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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Timeliness And Timelessness

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The other morning while lying in bed I recalled one of the themes I’ve returned to over and over in my blogging, I’ve tried to pass on advice, experience, wisdom, techniques, even the essence of quality writing. After years of verbal diarrhea here at Muskblog and a couple university degrees I’ve written more than my share and in many different formats. And upon reflection I determined that the two most important qualities to strive for in your writing are timeliness and timelessness…

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My Top 10 SEO Tips

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

There are many posts like this, but this one is mine…

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New York Times Stupidity VS Chinese Internet Censorship

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

I subscribe to 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, still know people who do live there, and I want to go back to visit. Heck I’m an alumni of Tsinghua University, I’ve got the Chinese New Year’s Card to prove it…

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Looking for a job online (revised)

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Although I’m no expert, I do have a lot of experience looking for a job online. Once again I find myself unemployed and having learned that I’m no longer in contention for two positions, the time has come for an updated, more focused, and more useful collection of links and advice for those looking for a job online…

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