Month: March 2005

  • BBC sources photos from Flickr

    Steve Rubel over at Micro Persuasion notices that a recent article about Podcasting carried on the BBC website included photos that were taken by a Flickr user. It is not clear if they had gotten permission to do so from the user but they clearly were not credited as a source. This is the first […]

  • del.icio.us goes pro

    Joshua Schachter, the creator of the social tagging system that has taken the blogging community by storm and is often pointed to as a prime example of "folksonomy" in action, announced that he’s quitting his job, taking on investment, and devoting himself full time to del.icio.us. Hooray, another one leaves the nest to pursue his […]

  • How much for that shack in the paper?

    A popular topic in the Bay Area is real estate. With home prices reaching obcene levels, all the talk in the carpool is about which homes are on the market, what we think they’re worth, and, suprise, at what price they eventually close. This speculative topic has  spilled over into the office as some of […]

  • Easter Sunday

    After some fun with Mie on Saturday, we stayed home on Easter Sunday to take part in the annual neighborhood easter egg hunt. We were told to leave a dozen eggs for every child under seven in the morning and the older kids on the block would hid them on the grass median in front […]

  • The Great Debate

    Had the great debate between George Bush and Saddam Hussein actually taken place in 2003 here’s how it would have gone down: Tuesday February 25, 2003 – The United Nations Tony Blair, moderator: Welcome to the first televised debate between George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein, live from United Nations headquarters in New York. We […]

  • General Motors gets mileage from blogs, now Podcasting

    General Motors created a lot of excitement and gained serious cred in the blogging world when they launched their Fast Lane blog several months ago. Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz hosted Michael Wiley, the sponsor of the the program in one of their podcasts.  Neville is a huge fan of Podcasts and I guess it […]

  • You must not throw up at the Dojo

    You must not throw up at the Dojo

    Izumi IM’ed me at work today: izumikennedy: we have to come back from Aikido, tyler throw up, he cough too much.me: oh nome: is he ok now?izumikennedy: he is fine , before class started, he was showing off to one of classmates about aikido and then he got too excited. and he started to cough […]

  • Topix.net takes on mainstream media investors

    Topix.net, the automated news aggregation service, has taken on investment from Knight-Ridder, Gannett, and the Tribune Co. The idea is to gain some financial backing to grow the service but also to gain access to content from media companies that they were negotiating with anyway. I think each of these companies look at Topix as […]

  • Yahoo Generates Buzz

    The folks over at Yahoo Research have teamed up with O’Reilly and Newsfutures to run a simulated stock market, Buzz Game, where players can buy and sell companies, technologies, and other memes on an open market. You get a virtual $10k to start and the players with the most in their portfolio by the end […]

  • Corporate RSS Made Simple

    I share a lot of the burden of explaining what blogs & RSS feeds are all about with my brethren who develop RSS readers. Sandy Hamilton of NewsGator posts a nice run down on corporate RSS feeds, why they’re not as complicated as they sound, and points to examples of companies that use them. I […]

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