Tag: identity

  • Blogs as Personal Aggregators

    Om blogged some thoughts after 12 years of blogging and came to the conclusion that one’s blog is one’s digital home. It is not only where you start new conversations, it should also be where you aggregate and archive the fruits of conversations you participate in out on various social web platforms. And while I […]

  • Chris Poole on Identity

    Chris Poole (4chan, canv.as) spoke about identity at the Web 2.0 Summit going on right now in San Francisco. Many point to his talk as the most impactful and thought-provoking. Facebook and Google do identity wrong, Twitter does it better, and I want to think about what the world would be like if we did […]

  • Facebook and your Contact Info, a Proposal

    Facebook just announced that they are suspending a previously announced expansion of their API allowing third party developers to request access to a user’s address and phone number. Some history and a modest suggestion follow. When Facebook announced Facebook Connect in 2008, Dave Morin wrote about a concept he called Dynamic Privacy. Facebook Connect would […]

  • Raindrops and Private Clouds

    Before Christmas I posted about the possible break-up of clouds.  For the past 5 years or so, the usual suspects such as Yahoo, and Google, and more recently Facebook and a re-vitalized AOL have been sucking up smaller collectives of socially active sites in search of rich pockets of user engagement. Clouds are an apt metaphor because […]

  • Back to Blogging?

    Paul Carr – Thnks Fr Th Mmrs: The Rise Of Microblogging, The Death Of Posterity by constantly micro-broadcasting everything, we’ve ended up macro-remembering almost nothing. Leo Laporte – Buzz Kill I was shouting into a vast echo chamber where no one could hear me because they were too busy shouting themselves. All this time I’ve been […]

  • Internet OS – an Update

    Long post by Tim O’Reilly on the current state of the Internet as an Operating System. Many key developments that see this idea coming together and Tim connects the dots in a compelling way to complete the picture. The key piece for me is Social. The Internet OS still does not usefully recognize that we […]

  • Dating Site Profile Pics

    The dating site okcupid.com published a fascinating study of their member profile pictures to validate and debunk what makes for an attractive profile picture, one that generates conversation and interest which is important if you’re on a dating site. Some of the findings: Smile for the camera if you’re a girl. Guys do better if […]

  • How does OpenSocial map identities?

    I’ve been pouring over all the commentary on yesterday’s announcements of Google’s OpenSocial initiative. I’ll reserve judgment until the MyBlogLog team has had a chance to check out the documentation to see what’s possible. One open question I have is the one raised in this post by Dan Faber about the GetFriend call, MySpace CTO […]

  • Squitters

    Some internal discussion here on people that grab brand name Twitter handles so they can later sell them to the highest bidder. Like the domain squatters of old. Remember Joshua Quittners mcdonalds.com stunt? Yahoo colleague Ryan Kuder came up with the term. squitter n. an individual who grabs a brand name twitter handle for future […]

  • Pitching for the Yankees – “Ian-Kredible”

    So I’ve been following my doppelganger’s budding baseball career ever since he first blipped up on my Technorati feed as a hot prospect for the Yankee’s draft last Summer. I’m super-pleased to see that the young Ian pretty much aced his debut as a pitcher against the Devil Rays and has earned himself another start […]