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TweetDeck stream of consciousness

Preamble In my opinion, Twitter is a powerful vehicle for synchronous communication (Asychronous = e-mail; Synchronous = AIM). It’s happening in real-time, and while it’s often called a micro-blogging platform, I think that’s a misnomer. It’s quite different than a blog — a centralized stream of content curated by one or many people. By contrast, [Keep Reading…]

How Twitter has changed my life

Sometimes Twitter comes up in conversation with my friends and family that don’t work in technology. I never actually bring it up because I know that it’ll require an hour plus of explanation or discussion, at the end of which they’ll think I’m crazy, nerdy or just plain bored. But every now and then someone [Keep Reading…]

Twubble

Uh oh… I’m in twubble… Dave Malouf shared a cool link today. It’s a (new?) “People you may know” tool for Twitter. This was a great tip for me since I’d recently written about the topic. Twubble finds the most common people your Twitter friends are following (who you aren’t). The scan starts when you [Keep Reading…]

Flickr introduces video

Flickr announced today that they are now offering video. Now when you log in to Flickr, this is what you see: Before I go any further, I have to admit that while I watch a lot of video online, I don’t post much video online. Aside from helping my mom post her videos to YouTube, [Keep Reading…]

Update on Amazon’s TextBuyIt

As you may have read on Wednesday, I bought a book through Amazon’s new service TextBuyIt. I was really impressed by the user flow and was able to buy the book I was looking for in about two minutes. Even more incredible is that the book showed up at my house yesterday morning, just two [Keep Reading…]

Text message your order to Amazon

Amazon launched a new service yesterday called TextBuyIt in which you can look up and compare product info via SMS and purchase with your pre-existing account. I tried it out this morning by texting “Purple cow” to short code 262966 (“Amazon” on the keypad). A moment later I got a response that read: Reply w/1 [Keep Reading…]

The JDate Toolbar

I’m Jewish and I’m single, so it shouldn’t be any surprise to you that I’m on JDate. It’s raining and I’m home on a Friday night, so obviously I signed on. And what did I see? The JDate Toolbar! I’ve used JDate on and off for years, and one day when I have the time [Keep Reading…]