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Twitter: Fun and Effective

Okay, so I’m addicted to Twitter already. But who could blame me?! There are a ton of cool mashups and apps out there, and I feel like I’m just beginning to scratch the surface. Today’s finds are… Tweeterboard A look at the most influential people on Twitter. Most popular today, this week, in general. Top [Keep Reading...]

CrowdVine Schedule problems

IxDA Interaction 08 is using CrowdVine for pre-conference social networking. I think it’s an awesome idea, and so far CV has been great. I’ve been able to connect with a bunch of fellow attendees, including a good friend of mine from grad school who I didn’t know would be there. It’s a great way to [Keep Reading...]

Skitch!

I just downloaded a copy of the Skitch beta and wow, I’m already impressed. On their website they describe themselves as “fast and fun image sharing.” I love any company that knows how to explain their product in five words. And the crispness in that message is reflected in the app itself. See this photo [Keep Reading...]

Bill Gates’ Last Day at Microsoft

I know it happened two weeks ago, but I just stumbled upon a clip of Bill Gates’ keynote speech at CES 2008. He opened with a video of what his last day as a full-time employee at Microsoft might be like. Many of you know that I’m a die-hard MacAddict, and by extension lover of [Keep Reading...]

Help me name my blog

I wrote a weekly newspaper column for two years. I almost never had trouble coming up with a headline — in fact, they usually came to me while I was interviewing an artist or looking at his art. They were pithy, witty, often sardonic. That’s just my style. Yet somehow, I can’t name this blog. [Keep Reading...]

Twitter Twitter Everywhere

I only started using Twitter a couple weeks ago, but now I’m noticing it mentioned everywhere. Here are just a few Twitter apps that I’ve recently discovered. Twitterific A simple desktop app for your Mac to read and publish tweets Cool features: Scalable (and pretty) user interface; auto-update your iChat/Adium/Skype status; unread count displayed on [Keep Reading...]

I Scare Myself

I read a statistic in last weekend’s Wall Street Journal that surprised me: “U.S. households had their TV sets on for 8 hours and 44 minutes daily during the 2006-2007 television season, according to Nielsen Media Research.” I thought about how that could be possible. Start with 524 minutes. Let’s say you wake up at [Keep Reading...]