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Future of Web Apps — Miami 2009

Last weekend, Orian and I flew down to Miami for BarCampMiami and Carsonified‘s Future of Web Apps (FOWA). Unfortunately I caught a cold and we missed most of BarCamp, but at least we made it to Fraser Kelton‘s presentation on AdaptiveBlue‘s Glue — a browser add-on that lets you see what your friends think about [Keep Reading...]

Congrats to the winners of Mashable’s 2008 Open Web Awards

The winners of Mashable’s 2008 Open Web Awards were announced today. Congratulations to everyone! Mainstream & Large Scale Social Networks Winner: Netlog Runner-up: Platinum Lounge Embeddable Widgets Winner: Qoof Runner-up: Sprout Blog Plugins Winner: ShareThis Runner-up: AddThis Social News Winner: Help a Reporter Out Runner-up: Hubdub Social Networking Applications Winner: Artition Runner-up: Digsby Social Bookmarking [Keep Reading...]

Final Round of Mashable’s Open Web Awards

As I’ve mentioned before, Pleasure and Pain is a blog partner for Mashable’s Open Web Awards. The final voting round started yesterday at noon ET. You can vote anytime until 11:59pm ET on Sunday, December 14. Mashable Open Web Awards Final Voting Round – Top 3 Mainstream & Large Scale Social Networks Name: URL: Netlog [Keep Reading...]

Mashable’s Open Web Awards – Voting Round 1

As I announced on Nov 5, nominations for Mashable’s 2nd Annual Open Web Awards were open until last Sunday. On Wednesday, the first round of voting began (sorry for the delay in posting this). Vote for your favorite site using the widget below until November 30th at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Some ground rules: One vote [Keep Reading...]

Mashable’s 2nd Annual Open Web Awards: NOMINATIONS OPEN!

Pleasure and Pain is proud to be a blog partner of Mashable‘s 2nd Annual Open Web Awards. This is a unique opportunity for the world’s best websites and services to be recognized for their accomplishments through an open voting system appearing on blogs all across the web. Nominations are now open! The 2nd Annual Open [Keep Reading...]

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...]

Social Feed Aggregators

There are hundreds, probably thousands, of powerful social networking platforms out there, with new ones launching every week. Send 140-character messages with Twitter. Save links with del.icio.us. Promote content with Digg. Share music with Last.fm. It’s endless. Lifestreaming — recording your daily activities through text, links, photos, music and video — is quickly becoming the [Keep Reading...]