There’s a bit of a scare being circulated this week, mostly via Facebook. Perhaps you’ve seen it: Warning: Smartphone Pictures Pose Privacy Risk Now, I’m not saying that people shouldn’t be aware of information that’s captured about themselves and their children, but there are a couple of things you should know about this. 1. According […]
Google Music All Access Radio Stations
I’ve been giving Google’s streaming-music, the somewhat awkwardly-named Google Music All Access service, a try ever since the announcement at IO. For the most part I like it, and I’ll likely move to it full-time (especially given the news of an iOS app soon), though I haven’t really figured out the dual nature of it, […]
The Death of Blogging?
Twitter’s connected to Facebook. FriendFeed’s connected to Twitter. Google Reader’s connected to FriendFeed. FriendFeed’s connected to Del.icio.us Facebook’s connected to FriendFeed. FriendFeed’s connected to Flickr and Smugmug.
Does Google Watch Twitter?
A thought struck me in the week hours this morning – does Google look at Twitter at all when figuring PageRank, or is Twitter just one big NoFollow zone? Hmmm. (btw, I’m StevenVore on Twitter if you should care to follow.)
IMAP Comes to Gmail
“Whether you read or write your email on your phone or on your desktop, changes you make to Gmail will be seen from anywhere you access your inbox.” [What’s new on Gmail?] Plenty of you use client email applications on your home computers with Gmail — Apple’s Mail, Microsoft’s Mail or Outlook Express, Mozilla’s Thunderbird, […]
Connect America – Slowly and in a Non-Neutral Way?
This is scary-interesting, if accurate. From David Weinberger’s post The best Internet candidate, the best Internet non-candidate, the best Internet spouse, and the worst Internet candidate: Hillary Clinton’s ‘Innovation Agenda’ … Notice what’s missing? That’s right, net neutrality. And here’s a tip as to what she’s really planning… Establish a national broadband strategy called Connect […]
There are no Trucks in World of Warcraft
What’s even funnier than Toyota’s ad — using World of Warcraft to sell their truck — is that within 3 minutes after the ad airing during today’s Cowboys/Patriots game, YouTube was “slashdotted” and unable to serve it. (To YouTube’s credit, they recovered pretty quickly.) I guess geeks do watch football.
They Just Don’t Want To Know
Twice within the last 10 days or so I’ve gotten phone calls from survey firms. The first wanted to know about my radio listening habits. The second was asking about how I get news on the Television. (Funny enough, I had to pause a podcast to answer this second call.) Neither was very interested in […]
Online Organizational Tools
I’ve moved most of my personal “PIM stuff” online this weekend. I had been a bit frustrated lately, organizationally and technologically. I had been “living” on my PowerBook, using OS X’s mail client, address book and calendaring program. They’re great, especially as integrated with each other as they are, but they do all live in one […]
Rob’s yawning over FaceBook and asks “What does it offer over LinkedIn?” They’ve got different purposes, that’s for sure. LinkedIn is great for professional appearance and job networking. I don’t think I’d try to find contacts through FaceBook for a new job. FaceBook, for me, is a fun way to connect with people, much less […]