Google today announced that now everyone can use Google Talk instant messenger. Previously the only way to use Google Talk was if you had a Gmail account or Google’s hosted mail for your domain. I like Google Talk. It’s a nice, streamlined IM program that also provides PC-to-PC voice calls with free voice mail. Read […]
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Wallop is a new social networking site that completely turns the typical MySpace business model upside down. Wallop began as a project at Microsoft Research, and was spun off as an independent venture by Kark Jacob and Sean Uberoi Kelly, with VC backing and an equity stake from Microsoft. I had the opportunity to test […]
I’m currently reading Seth Godin’s Small Is the New Big, a provocative book about being innovative and doing what matters. Godin suggests that competence kills innovation, something akin to what Clayton Christensen postulated in his 1997 book The Innovator’s Dilemma (in which he coined the phrase “disruptive technology”). To acheive remarkable results requires extraordinary, not […]
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Tag clouds are information rich, making a lot of data meaningful in a very intuitive form. I love tag clouds, and previously had one on my blog back when it was powered by Movable Type. I’ve missed it since moving to WordPress, but not because it’s not possible. There are at least two ways to […]
Skype is surveying users to determine what they would pay for a Skype subscription service on their cell phone. There are some interesting features being considered, including file transfer, geo-locator services, and of course, Skype voice calls and conferencing. But would you pay for it? read more | digg story
My friends know that I love Flickr. Even though I could create and host my own photo blog, I find Flickr engaging, fascinating, and a wonderful place for exploration. Flickr of course was one of the first Web 2.0 sites to popularize the concept of folksonomy tagging. The social strengths of Flickr with it’s contacts, […]