One challenge any community site faces is how to let users express themselves. It is hard to express the sum total of any individual on a web page, but in the virtual world that interface is the one chance a user has to connect with another human being. The challenge for designers is making the…
Tag: The Web
This Clears Things Up a Bit
I’m not sure if anyone has seen David Wiley’s blog today, but I think his efforts help to illustrate the idea of distributing the social network. Take a look at it. It might change, so look soon. Does it look familiar?
Utah WordPress Meetup
I spent this afternoon with some really cool and interesting individuals from around utah. Matt Mullenweg, the original developer of WordPress was in town and was willing to come and hang out, each lunch and chat for a couple of hours about anything. Matt is a very cool guy not only because he created the…
Facebook as an Authentication System
I have been playing with OpenID for about a year now. It is a very cool, distributed authentication system. The concept is great and I love that I don’t have to create accounts everywhere. Instead, I just log in with OpenID and away I go. The biggest shortcoming for OpenID from a user perspective however…
I have an iPhone. It is an awesome little toy. I couldn’t just own one. I need a reason to play with it so I wrote an application. igag.us It lets you gather your favorite news sources – rss/atom under one aggregation. Thus it is easy for me to gather up a number of cycling…
SEO – rip offs-R-us
I sat in a meeting at the university today and listened to a sales pitch by an SEO company. We get calls at The Plan Collection for these all the time. I need to setup one of these companies. They are usually run by a couple of jokers who know very little about SEO. In…
Yahoo opens browser authentication
You can use Yahoo to authenticate your users if you want. http://developer.yahoo.com/auth/ This might be worth looking at. 500 million people have accounts at Yahoo. Numbers tend to overwhelm standards so this might be something to look at alongside OpenID, Sxip, Shibboleth etc
web 2.0 conference day one
I am attending the Web 2.0 conference this week. There is an interesting combination of people here and I must admit that I feel like a foreigner as I am part of an academic group. The current session I am in is titled “The Next Internet Infrastructure.” I expected something about servers and bandwidth which…
BlogHer Presents…World Domination via Collaboration
Jory Des Jardins, Co-founder, BlogHer LLC Caterina Fake, Co-founder, Flickr Jessica Hardwick, Founder and CEO, SwapThing.com – people exchange whatever. Uses social collateral. Lisa Stone, Co-founder, BlogHer Jenna Woodul, Executive Vice President and Chief Community Officer, LiveWorld Importance of community. Is community a business model or does it need to be bought to have value….
I thought I paid a lot for internet
I don’t like AOL, but this $1,595.69 bill ensures that I will never use them.