Monthly Archives: August 2007

Discover remarkable things, in a remarkable way

I wrote a piece on a colleague’s product. It was a crowd sourced content discovery tool called Slynkr; it looked remarkably like DIGG which was exceptionally hot at the time, and  I was very excited by its tagging functionality.

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Hot Stuff

Over the weekend, I went to the West Dean “Chilli Festival”. I had no idea what a big industry chilli growing was in this country.

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Microblogging

On my sun/oracle blog, I posted a little piece on Microblogging, examining Twitter and the fact I was using del.icio.us as a microblog. The original article also talks about plazes and the initial ideas about creating  single spore. It notes the early attempts to make Twitter suitable for phone users, mainly through SMS.

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Facebook

On my sun/oracle blog, I noted my first use of Facebook. The main interest at the time I wrote this post is historic. I review the apps installed, and today, we can note that most have gone as Facebook have colonised the platform and made redundant the apps that helped popularise their network. The original article also notes that Facebook, i.e. the network is an end-point in terms of content distribution.

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